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Overview
Population:69,393
Pop. Change:3%
State: North Carolina
Metro Area: Jacksonville Metro Area
County: Onslow County
City:Jacksonville
Zip Code:28540, 28546, ... 4 total
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Jacksonville's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
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Jacksonville Metro Area

Profile: Military town

Location: Southeast North Carolina near Atlantic coast 60 miles north of Wilmington

Elevation: Eastern Standard Time

Time zone: 30

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Nearby coastal areasArts & culture
Low crime ratesIsolation
Cost of livingEconomy

Jacksonville is located near the Atlantic Coast at the mouth of the New River. The 153,000-acre Camp Lejeune marine base is the mainstay of the local economy and lifestyle, and accounts for about half of the 70,000 Jacksonville city residents. The military presence gives a stable economy but little growth opportunity. The area is also known for boating and watersports. Cost of living is quite low (COL Index 79.5) and the winter climate is attractive, but the economy isn’t very diverse and area has few other cultural and service amenities. It is quite isolated by geography, road structure and distance from other North Carolina cities; Raleigh is about 130 miles northwest.

Jacksonville is located at the head of a bay formed by the New River, in a mostly level, often marshy coastal plain. The climate is humid subtropical with a marine influence. Summers days are warm and very humid, and are sometimes cooled by marine breezes depending on the prevailing winds. High temperatures of 90[dg]F are reached every 1 in 2 summer days, but 100[dg]F heat is rare. Winters are cool and wet but seldom cold. The area gets significant rain in all seasons, with peaks during summer thunderstorms and coastal storms. Snow is rare.

Interesting Facts about Jacksonville, North Carolina

As of 2014, Jacksonville's population is 69,393 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.40 percent.

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The median home cost in Jacksonville is $124,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Jacksonville's cost of living is 8.00% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Jacksonville public schools spend $8,369 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Jacksonville.

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The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jacksonville jobs have Increased by 0.14 percent.


Ranked #10 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #83 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #163 Best Green Cities
Ranked #318 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Jacksonville

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Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Jacksonville's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes