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Holly Ridge, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Holly Ridge had a population of 2,442 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Holly Ridge is located at latitude 34.4935 and longitude -77.5631 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Holly Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Holly Ridge (GNIS ID: 2405853) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Holly Ridge is located within Township of Stump Sound, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Holly Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Holly Ridge, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,442
Population in Households 2,442
Population in Familes 1,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,041
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 663
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 633 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 408 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $167,188
Average Home Value $189,235


Median Household Income $40,939
Average Household Income $51,717
Per Capita Income $22,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 10.41% 3.84%
Households 9.01% 3.78%
Families 9.92% 3.67%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Holly Ridge, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holly Ridge to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 283 62nd
Population Density1 # 393 47th
Diversity Index2 # 522 29th
Median Household Income # 349 53rd
Per Capita Income # 348 53rd

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