New Bern ranks high among small cities in ENC, middle in NC, low nationally

New Bern, North Carolina, ranked above its small city peers in Eastern North Carolina, but not so well compared to other small cities in North Carolina or nationally in a new WalletHub report released today.

The study takes into account affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life, and safety.

Using those measures, New Bern ranks ahead of every other small city straddling or east of Interstate 95, including its closest neighbors considered “small cities,” Greenville and Jacksonville. Smaller towns including Havelock and Kinston were not included in the study.

As for the rest of the state, New Bern falls in the middle of the pack, and in the nation, posted an unremarkable 29th percentile.

Source: WalletHub
Here is a chart of North Carolina small cities (apologies that the grid does not line up):

Percentile*

City

Total Score

‘Affordability’ Rank

‘Economic Health’ Rank

‘Education & Health’ Rank

‘Quality of Life’ Rank

‘Safety’ Rank

98

Holly Springs, NC

68.7

15

203

242

1052

72

98

Apex, NC

68.61

86

34

244

618

187

95

Wake Forest, NC

67.15

103

80

270

483

291

89

Huntersville, NC

65.48

76

129

531

637

299

85

Asheville, NC

64.42

983

215

619

4

1165

84

Matthews, NC

64.33

138

171

551

329

623

83

Chapel Hill, NC

64.19

869

266

581

63

473

80

Concord, NC

63.66

332

227

806

244

385

71

Mooresville, NC

62.18

380

192

707

137

877

54

Cornelius, NC

59.32

303

204

535

513

665

52

Kannapolis, NC

59.02

504

94

1026

899

662

50

Garner, NC

58.61

382

1093

353

629

820

36

Indian Trail, NC

56.56

96

379

509

1224

1072

33

Hickory, NC

55.97

666

633

1094

98

1123

29

New Bern, NC

55.15

923

870

1031

178

1009

21

Thomasville, NC

53.63

585

774

1093

1019

1075

18

Burlington, NC

53.11

793

888

1058

409

1082

16

Jacksonville, NC

52.6

1128

1057

839

251

944

15

Monroe, NC

52.31

821

854

808

578

1191

12

Greenville, NC

51.71

1075

1146

969

145

1087

11

Asheboro, NC

51.3

806

756

1134

544

1148

8

Sanford, NC

50.08

679

891

1118

515

1224

5

Salisbury, NC

48.66

959

879

1148

363

1234

5

Rocky Mount, NC

48.58

852

1129

1200

640

1158

4

Gastonia, NC

48.39

826

707

1161

635

1237

4

Wilson, NC

48.12

828

1102

1167

592

1208

2

Goldsboro, NC

46.5

1037

1177

1154

316

1236

 

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October 28th, 2019 by
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