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Jacksonville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville had a population of 72,253 as of July 1, 2017. Jacksonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jacksonville is located at latitude 34.7369 and longitude -77.3927 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jacksonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.54 sq. miles and a water area of 4.2 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Jacksonville (GNIS ID: 2404784) 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 City of Jacksonville is located within Unorganized Territory of Camp Lejeune, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jacksonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jacksonville: Onslow Court House.

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Jacksonville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 72,253
Daytime Population: Workers 78,683
Daytime Population: Residents 33,942
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 112,625
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.56
Population in Households 59,912
Population in Familes 51,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,341
Population Density2 1,553
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $42,433
Average Household Income $56,836
Per Capita Income $20,730


Total Housing Units 23,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,503 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,299 (60.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,952 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $166,066
Average Home Value $205,021


Total Households 21,803
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 16,062
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 1.31%
Households 1.21% 1.47%
Families 1.15% 1.43%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Jacksonville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 77 90th
Diversity Index # 94 88th
Median Household Income # 341 54th
Per Capita Income # 480 35th

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