Onslow County

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Onslow County, North Carolina

118 Old Bridge St
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: (910) 347-4717
Fax: (910) 455-7878

On the southeastern shore of NC, northeast of Wilmington; organized 1734 (prior to statehood) from New Hanover County. Name Origin: For Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), speaker of the House of Commons in England (1728-61)

Area (sq mi):: 908.56 (land 766.82; water 141.74) Population per square mile: 198.80
Population 2005: 152,440 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 0.30% Population 2000: 150,355 (White 69.60%; Black or African American 18.50%; Hispanic or Latino 7.20%; Asian 1.70%; Other 7.70%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 25.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,853; median household $33,756; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,900-$26,487
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jacksonville County seat (72,335)

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