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Craven County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 1187
New Bern, NC 28563 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Craven
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-639-3000
F: 252-639-3030
Couriers: 302 Broad St
New Bern, NC 28563
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental, expunged, or dismissed
Search civil and criminal court calendars at https://www.nccourts.gov/court-dates.
District Court
PO Box 1187
New Bern, NC 28563 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Craven
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-639-3000
F: 252-639-3030
Couriers: 302 Broad St
New Bern, NC 28563
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental, expunged, or dismissed
Search civil and criminal court calendars at https://www.nccourts.gov/court-dates.
District Court - Magistrate Office - Open Cases Only
PO Box 1187
New Bern, NC 28563 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Craven
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-639-3015
Couriers: 411 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28563
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Magistrate records are not kept here or searchable at this location. Requester must contact the District Court Civil Division where all records are maintained. Call 252-639-3000. There is a 2nd magistrate in Havelock - 252-447-3940.

Craven County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Craven County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Craven County
Register of Deeds
226 Pollock St
New Bern, NC 28560 https://www.cravencountync.gov/303/Re
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 252-636-6617
Fax: 252-636-1937
Recorded Documents

Craven County Vital Certificates

Craven County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Craven County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 708.43 sq mi
Population (2009): 98,529
  • Females: 51.2%
  • White: 72.8%
  • Black/African American: 23.7%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 69.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 7,006
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 6.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 19.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.5
Housing Units (2000): 38,150
Homeownership Rate (2000): 66.7%
Migration Flow to Craven County, NC from (2007-2008):

Craven County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,791,015
  • Construction: $111,200
  • Retail Trade: $132,918
  • Professional and Technical Services: $139,906
  • Healthcare: $211,818
  • Banking: $52,699
  • Retail Trade: $132,918
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $58,242
  • Manufacturing: $277,660
  • Farms: $-8,721
  • Government: $1,462,259
Employed (2000): 35,725
Unemployed (2000): 2,008
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,242
Local Government Employment (2007): 5,666
Local Government Revenue (2007): $377,075 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $141,986 (thou. dol.)

Craven County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,610
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.7
Deaths (2007): 938
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 20
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.4

Craven County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 202
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 4
  • Robbery: 41
  • Aggravated Assault: 156
Property Crimes (2008): 2,290
  • Burglary: 650
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,552
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 88

Craven County Genealogy Records

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