Vanceboro, North Carolina

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Vanceboro is a town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 849 at the 2008 census. Originally called Swift Creek, residents renamed the town for Zebulon B. Vance after he made a visit during his 1876 campaign for Governor. [1] It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 898 people, 385 households, and 262 families residing in the town. The population density was 201.6/km² (521.2/mi²). There were 434 housing units at an average density of 97.4/km² (251.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.16% White, 24.16% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.56% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.


High school

Middle school

  • West Craven Middle School

Elementary school

  • Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School

Local festivals and celebrations

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