Vanceboro , NC

Vanceboro, situated in Craven County, is a small town made up of 1.7 square miles.

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The town was originally named Swift Creek. Its current name of Vanceboro is in honor of Zebulon B. Vance.


The median resident age in Vanceboro is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Vanceboro is about $84,000 (2013) which is $76,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $400 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Vanceboro is 64% White, 30% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 3% other. 87% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 46% are married, 16% are divorced, 4% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 28% that have never been married.

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Craven County

Vanceboro 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. Craven County is made up of 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.


The population of Vanceboro, NC is about 1,000. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.


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

Zip Code

The zip code for Vanceboro, NC is 28586.

Area Code

The area code for Vanceboro, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Vanceboro 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 41% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Vanceboro is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Public administration and warehousing 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.


Wilkerson Funeral Home
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Craven Correctional Institute
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Family Dollar
Handy Mart
Mills Auto Salvage
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West Craven High School
Vanceboro Pharmacy
Kites Supermarket

Town of Vanceboro NC
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