Living in Jacksonville, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Jacksonville SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Jacksonville, NC Crime Report

1,971
Total Crimes
2,748.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
7.01%
Above National Average

Jacksonville, NC Cost Of Living

98
Jacksonville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Jacksonville, North Carolina Info Snack

Jacksonville (/dæksnvl/) is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the population stood at 70,145, which makes Jacksonville the 14th largest city in North Carolina. Jacksonville is the principal city of Onslow County and is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina metropolitan area. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Jacksonville as the fifth fastest-growing small city in the United States. Demographically, Jacksonville is the youngest city in the United States with an average age of 22.8 years old, which can be attributed to the large military presence. The low age may also be in part due to the population drastically going up over the past 80 years, from a mere 783 in the 1930 census to 70,145 in the 2010 census.
Population
73,226
Unemployment
11.9%
Poverty
13.8%
Median Home
$152,300
Median Income
$41,936
Median Rent
$989

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Map Of Jacksonville, NC

Population over time in Jacksonville

Year Population % Change
2017 73,226 -0.6%
2016 73,661 7.7%
2015 68,404 0.1%
2014 68,315 -1.4%
2013 69,300 -0.2%
2012 69,415 0.0%
2011 69,393 -0.4%
2010 69,656 1.0%
2009 68,989 -
Crime/100k Jacksonville NC USA
Violent Crime 290.0 377.6 368.9
Murder 4.2 6.0 5.0
Robbery 62.7 81.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 223.1 265.1 246.8
Property Crime 2458.3 2494.1 2199.5
Burglary 469.9 599.9 376.0
Larceny 1860.1 1724.4 1594.6
Car Theft 128.3 169.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Jacksonville

White
57.7% (42,241)
African American
17.0% (12,463)
American Indian
0.4% (303)
Asian
2.8% (2,085)
Hawaiian
0.1% (97)
Other
0.0% (10)
Two Or More
6.2% (4,506)
Hispanic
15.7% (11,521)
Race Jacksonville NC USA
White 57.7% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 17.0% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 6.2% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 15.7% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Jacksonville, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
6.9% (504,055)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.0% (364,331)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.3% (827,866)
$25,000 to $34,999
16.1% (1,182,416)
$35,000 to $49,999
20.6% (1,507,624)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.4% (1,418,900)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (720,977)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.2% (525,712)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (163,477)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (107,238)
Income Jacksonville NC USA
Less than $10,000 6.9% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.0% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.3% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 16.1% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 20.6% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.4% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.2% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Jacksonville

Female
38.6% (28,292)
Male
61.4% (44,934)
Gender Jacksonville NC USA
Female 38.6% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 61.4% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Jacksonville for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (732)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (4,393)
High School / GED
26.0% (19,038)
Some College
33.0% (24,164)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (8,054)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (10,983)
Master's Degree
6.0% (4,393)
Professional Degree
1.0% (732)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (732)
Education Jacksonville NC USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 33.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Jacksonville

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

I have lived in Jacksonville, NC for almost a year, the schools are great in the southwest area, & crime is low. Living here has been good because the cost of living is very low. But if you are looking for a fun town with tons of stuff to do, and a great downtown, this isn't it. Very country and mostly families. Most people drive 1 hour south to Wilmington, NC because there is way more to do there.

Jacksonville, NC is a Military town. There is not a whole lot to do here, but the schools in the southwest area are pretty good considering other cities in NC. Also, the cost of living is very low. However the heat during the summer is almost unbearable and the bugs; especially mosquitoes are horrible, unless you are close to the beach. The only decent months as far as weather goes are March/April, & October. all other times of the year are extreme, and very hard to get used too


HomeSnacks User

the crime rate is fairly high due to the influx in military personnel. the people were kind, the school districts are great. I loved the weather. the pay rate is low.

theres lots of sharks In the water, lots of copper heads and lots of bugs. the gang viololance is fairly high also


HomeSnacks User

The schools are very mediocre. The town is moderately large but there isn't anything to do. The mall is small and everything is so crowded because they don't improve anything.

The s********b, it's where all the good people are at and it seems to be the most popular place to go. Cheap drinks and okay food, better than hooters that's for sure! Plus its close to home.


HomeSnacks User

Pretty quiet except for the lack of major industry. Too many mom and pop operators making a living off of the military. The town needs a major company to come in and change the paradigm.

All the beaches are great. People are very friendly

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