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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville, North Carolina

Jacksonville, North Carolina, in Onslow county, is 98 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jacksonville History

The community was established in 1757 and officially incorporated in 1842. The city was named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. The establishment of Marine Barracks, New River, which was later named Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, lead to a population explosion in 1941.

Jacksonville and nearby Attractions

  • Lynwood Park Zoo
  • Onslow County Museum
  • Hammocks Beach State Park
  • Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens
  • Airlie Gardens
  • North Carolina Aquarium

Things To Do In Jacksonville

Jacksonville is home to the Marine Corporation Museum of the Carolinas and the Lynnwood Park Zoo. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Rock Creek Golf and Country Club. At the Hammocks Beach State Park, visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, camping, boating and picnicking. The city also hosts the Onslow County Fair, the Kuumba Festival and the Fall Family Fun Day every year.

Jacksonville Transportation

Wilmington International is the nearest major airport.

Jacksonville Higher Education

Coastal Carolina Community College is located in the city of Jacksonville. The Craven Community College, Lenoir Community College and Pamlico Community College are also close by as well.

People

Total Population 68,315
Male Share of the Population 58.5%
Female Share of the Population 41.5%
Senior Citizens 6.3%
Employed Population 16+ 36,555
Age of the Population 24

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,689
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,074
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,316

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,343
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $995
Median House Value $153,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jacksonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 98 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Onslow
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 28540, 28543, 28544, 28545, 28546
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28541, 28542
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.753
Longitude -77.43

Jacksonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW RIVER MCAF
Distance 4.6 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
Station HOFMANN FOREST
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station KINSTON 5 SE
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jacksonville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Camp Lejeune (28542)

Lejeune (28542)

McCutcheon Field (28545)

Midway Park (28544)

Tarawa (28543)

Tarawa Ter (28543)

Tarawa Terrace (28543)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holly Ridge 1,785 $59,632
Maysville 915 $41,324
North Topsail Beach 1,047 $61,313
Pollocksville 463 $26,964
Richlands 2,394 $52,911
Swansboro 2,956 $58,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jacksonville Public Libraries

Library
Onslow County Public Library
58 DORIS AVENUE EAST
Jacksonville, North Carolina
(910) 455-7350

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Jacksonville Hospitals

ONSLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
317 WESTERN BOULEVARD
(910) 577-2345
Emergency Service: Yes

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JACKSONVILLE HIGH
1021 HENDERSON DR
910-989-2048
Serves 1,299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

WHITE OAK HIGH
1001 PINEY GREEN RD
910-455-1541
Serves 1,210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

SOUTHWEST HIGH
1420 BURGAW HWY
910-455-4888
Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

NORTHSIDE HIGH
365 COMMONS DRIVE SOUTH
910-455-4868
Serves 769 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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