Bridgeton, North Carolina

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Bridgeton is located at 35°7′21″N 77°1′17″W / 35.12250°N 77.02139°W / 35.12250; -77.02139 (35.122563, -77.021324)[1] on the eastern shore of the Neuse River, directly across from the city of New Bern, the Craven County seat. U.S. Route 17 passes through the town and connects to New Bern via the massive Neuse River Bridge (opened 1999) across the Neuse River just south of the town limits.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.27%, is water.[3]


Rodman Williams Mayor

John R. Chittick Mayor Pro-Tem

Elizabeth "Boots" Parker Commissioner (personnel)

Keith L. Tyndall Commissioner (police commissioner)

David Cuthrell Commissioner (abatement)

Elaine Bryan Town Clerk/Finance Officer

Rick Barney Police Chief

Melba Banks Assistant Clerk

Alton Wilson Building Inspector

David Fort Zoning Administrator/

Kevin Mullineaux Sewer Plant Operator

Henry Watson Fire Inspector


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016435[4]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 328 people, 156 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 920.7 people per square mile (351.8/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 592.3 per square mile (226.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.73% White, 1.52% African American, 0.30% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,375, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $35,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,038. About 21.2% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "Neuse River Bridge". ASCENC. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bridgeton town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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