Jacksonville, NC 

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+9.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

86.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

5.9 / 7.1

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Jacksonville, NC

Jacksonville, North Carolina is a vibrant city located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Home to attractions such as the Onslow Vietnam Memorial and Lejeune Memorial Gardens, visitors can explore outdoor activities and historical sites when visiting Jacksonville. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the Onslow Pines Park and Carteret Arts Council. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Jacksonville has something for everyone! Military town - Southeast North Carolina near Atlantic coast 60 miles north of Wilmington.
State: North Carolina
County: Onslow County
Metro Area: Jacksonville Metro Area
City: Jacksonville
Zip Codes: 28540 28546 28547 28543
Cost of Living: -13.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Jacksonville Metro Area

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 water sports. Cost of living is quite low 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.


The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jacksonville jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Jacksonville's cost of living is 13.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Jacksonville's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Jacksonville, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Onslow county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 63.8% to 33.6%. More Voting Stats

Jacksonville's population is 73,224 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 16.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Jacksonville is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.1%.

Jacksonville public schools spend $8,048 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Jacksonville. More Education

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Housing Market in Jacksonville

It's a good time to buy in Jacksonville. Home Appreciation is up 15.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Jacksonville is .

Reviews for Jacksonville   12 Reviews
Some good things - 4/1/2017
My husband and I are older, he is a disabled veteran and we are retired on moderate to low income. We have lived in different areas including SC. Some pros of living in... Read More

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Military Community - 2/26/2016
Jacksonville North Carolina is a great area to live considering the proximity to the beach and the low cost of living. The area has experienced tremendous growth in the... Read More

Family Moving to area..need advice on the best sch - 9/21/2012
Hello, we will be moving to the Jacksonville area this fall and need some advice. We will be moving from TX, so we have never been to Jacksonville before and know... Read More

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