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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population73,661
Male Share of the Population61.9%
Female Share of the Population38.1%
Senior Citizens6.1%
Employed Population 16+43,214
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,186
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,877

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,337
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work16%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$991
Median House Value$153,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.4%
Irish13.4%
English8.5%
Italian6.5%
Polish3.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish1.9%
West Indian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
African0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
British0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Jacksonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Onslow County
Standard Zip Codes28540, 28546, 28544, 28543, 28545
P.O. Box Zip Codes28541, 28542
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.76
Approximate Longitude-77.4

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)

StationNEW RIVER MCAF
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationHOFMANN FOREST
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationKINSTON 5 SE
Distance32.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holly Ridge2,202$73,125
Maysville970$47,375
North Topsail Beach1,061$65,089
Pollocksville456$30,000
Richlands2,197$55,383
Swansboro3,090$58,269

Jacksonville Public Libraries

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

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Jacksonville Hospitals

Onslow Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
317 Western Boulevard
(910) 577-2345

Jacksonville Public Schools

Bell Fork Elementary
500 Bell Fork Rd
ZIP: 28540
(910) 347-4459
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Blue Creek Elementary
1260 Burgaw Hwy
ZIP: 28540
(910) 347-1717
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Clyde Erwin Elementary
323 New River Dr
ZIP: 28540
(910) 347-1261
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Jacksonville High
1021 Henderson Dr
ZIP: 28540
(910) 989-2048
High
Total Enrollment 1218
Meadow View Elementary
1026 Fire Tower Rd
ZIP: 28540
(910) 478-3522
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
New Bridge Middle
401 New Bridge Street
ZIP: 28540
(910) 346-5144
Middle
Total Enrollment 513
Northwoods Elementary
617 Henderson Dr
ZIP: 28540
(910) 347-2808
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Northwoods Park Middle
904 Sioux Dr
ZIP: 28540
(910) 347-1202
Middle
Total Enrollment 501
Parkwood Elementary
2900 Northwoods Dr
ZIP: 28540
(910) 347-6711
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Southwest Elementary
2601 Burgaw Hwy
ZIP: 28540
(919) 807-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Southwest High
1420 Burgaw Hwy
ZIP: 28540
(910) 455-4888
High
Total Enrollment 664
Southwest Middle
3000 Furia Dr
ZIP: 28540
(910) 455-1105
Middle
Total Enrollment 527
Summersill Elementary
250 Summersill School Road
ZIP: 28540
(910) 455-2672
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Carolina Forest Elementary
141 Carolina Forest Boulevard
ZIP: 28546
(910) 346-1778
Primary
Total Enrollment 1051
Hunters Creek Elementary
3450 Hunters Trail
ZIP: 28546
(910) 353-4443
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Hunters Creek Middle
4040 Hunters Trail
ZIP: 28546
(910) 353-2147
Middle
Total Enrollment 754
Jacksonville Commons Elem
1121 Commons Drive North
ZIP: 28546
(910) 347-1056
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Jacksonville Commons Middle
315 Commons Drive South
ZIP: 28546
(910) 346-6888
Middle
Total Enrollment 909
Morton Elementary
485 Old 30 Road
ZIP: 28546
(919) 807-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Northside High
365 Commons Drive South
ZIP: 28546
(910) 455-4868
High
Total Enrollment 1109
Stateside Elementary
132 Stateside Blvd.
ZIP: 28546
(910) 478-3460
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
White Oak High
1001 Piney Green Rd
ZIP: 28546
(910) 455-1541
High
Total Enrollment 1088
Z.e.c.a. School Of Arts And Technology
110 C Branchwood Dr
ZIP: 28546
(910) 219-8603
Primary
Total Enrollment 124

Jacksonville Private Schools

Grace Baptist School
114 Roosevelt Rd
ZIP: 28540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Infant Of Prague Catholic School
501 Bordeaux St
ZIP: 28540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Jacksonville Christian Academy
919 Gum Branch Rd
ZIP: 28540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 255
Living Water Christian School
3980 Gum Branch Rd
ZIP: 28540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 265
Montessori Childrens School
714 Bates St
ZIP: 28540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
St Anne's Parish Day School
711 Henderson Dr
ZIP: 28540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Fact Day Treatment Program
127 Center St
ZIP: 28546
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Fellowship Christian Academy
7 East Dr
ZIP: 28546
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
Village Academy
192 Village Dr
ZIP: 28546
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
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