Bridgeton, NC

Bridgeton, situated in Craven County, is a small town made up of 1.53 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Bridgeton, NC

June 1, 2018


The median resident age in Bridgeton is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $5,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Bridgeton is about $129,000 (2013) which is $26,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1000 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Bridgeton is 79% White, 11% Black, 5% Hispanic, 4% two or more races, and 1% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 63% are married, 4% are separated, 11% are divorced, 6% are widowed, leaving 16% that have never been married.

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Craven County

Bridgeton belongs to Craven County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after William, Earl of Craven, is part of the New Bern, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Craven County has a population of 104,000 and its largest city New Bern, with a population of 30,200, is the county seat.

Craven County borders Beaufort, Pamlico, Carteret, Pitt, Lenoir, and Jones counties.

Craven County is made up of 774 square miles. 709 of which is land with the remaining 65 as water.


The Population of Bridgeton, NC is about 450. The population has slowly decreased since the 1960's.


The elevation of Bridgeton, NC is seven feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Bridgeton, NC is 28519.

Area Code

The area code for Bridgeton, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Bridgeton and Craven County have voted mostly Republican, with 59% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 53% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 6%, and 2% other.


The unemployment rate for Bridgeton is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Transportation and real estate make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Sun Journal, Havelock News, Pamlico News Inc., and County Compass LLC are the primary newspapers that cover the Craven County area.