Holly Ridge, North Carolina

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina

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High Points

Holly Ridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Holly Ridge Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
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Top 8% Holly Ridge Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Comparing Holly Ridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 7
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Age of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 6
Low Property Crime 1 3

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Holly Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Onslow
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 28445
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.495
Longitude -77.555

Holly Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches
Station WILLARD 4 SW
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
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Holly Ridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 831 100%
Male 385 46.3%
Female 446 53.7%
Under 18 229 27.6%
18+ 602 72.4%
65+ 119 14.3%
Median Age 32.9
Average Family Size 2.87
White 663 79.8%
African-American 121 14.6%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.3%
Other 21 2.5%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 3.9%

Estimated Holly Ridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 761
Growth -70
Growth % -8.4%

Holly Ridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.7%
US/American 22.9%
Irish 12.9%
German 9.2%
English 8.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Italian 2.5%
Polish 1.5%
Scottish 1.5%
African 1.2%
French Canadian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Holly Ridge 831 $26,979
Burgaw 3,337 $36,813
Jacksonville 66,715 $33,763
North Topsail Beach 843 $53,125
Surf City 1,393 $48,854
Topsail Beach 471 $64,167
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Holly Ridge High Schools (2004)

Serves 576 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

Holly Ridge Colleges

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