Swansboro, North Carolina

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Swansboro, North Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Swansboro Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 11% Swansboro Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Swansboro College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Swansboro, North Carolina

Comparing Swansboro 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Senior Citizens 6 6
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 5
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 6
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 9
Low Property Crime 3 6

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Swansboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles E of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Onslow
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 28584
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.687
Longitude -77.119

Swansboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.4 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
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 89 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
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Swansboro Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,426 100%
Male 649 45.5%
Female 777 54.5%
Under 18 348 24.4%
18+ 1,078 75.6%
65+ 240 16.8%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.72
White 1,286 90.2%
African-American 66 4.6%
Asian 11 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 13 0.9%
Mixed Race 47 3.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 40 2.8%

Estimated Swansboro Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,338
Growth -88
Growth % -6.2%

Swansboro 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
US/American 15.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
Irish 14%
English 13.4%
German 12.2%
Italian 7.5%
Scotch-Irish 4.9%
Scottish 4.7%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Polish 1.6%
Norwegian 1%
European 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
New Zealander 0.5%
German Russian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Other Arab 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Moroccan 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Swansboro 1,426 $45,357
Cape Carteret 1,214 $49,722
Cedar Point 929 $46,818
Emerald Isle 3,488 $60,257
Jacksonville 66,715 $33,763
Newport 3,349 $43,147
Peletier 487 $34,653
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Serves 986 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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