Havelock, NC

Havelock, situated in Craven County, is a city made up of 17.6 square miles.

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The city is named in honor of Sir Henry Havelock, who was a British officer. The city was the starting point for the Battle of New Bern during the Civil War.  


The median resident age in Havelock is 59 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Havelock is about $144,000 (2015) which is $16,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Havelock is 61% White, 17% Black, 6% Two or more races, and 16% other. 95% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 55% are married, 9% are divorced, 3% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.

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Craven County

Havelock 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 Havelock, NC is about 20,200. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1970's.


The elevation of Havelock, NC is 23 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Havelock, NC are 28532 and 28533.

Area Code

The area code for Havelock, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Havelock 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 8%.


The unemployment rate for Havelock is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Office administration, construction, and management make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The New Bern Sun Journal is the primary newspaper that covers the Craven County area.