Jacksonville (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 34°45′35″N 77°24′35″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Onslow
Founded 1757
Incorporated 1842
Named For Andrew Jackson
Elevation 15 ft (4.6 m)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
ZIP Codes 28540, 28541, 28546
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-34200
GNIS feature ID 0987502
Website www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us
Government (Mayor) Sammy Phillips
Government (City) 56.27 sq mi (145.75 km2)
Government (Land) 48.65 sq mi (126.01 km2)
Government (Water) 7.62 sq mi (19.74 km2) 1.51%
Government (Urban) 64 sq mi (103 km2)
Government (Metro) 909 sq mi (2,353 km2)
Area (City) 56.27 sq mi (145.75 km2)
Area (Land) 48.65 sq mi (126.01 km2)
Area (Water) 7.62 sq mi (19.74 km2) 1.51%
Area (Urban) 64 sq mi (103 km2)
Area (Metro) 909 sq mi (2,353 km2)
Population (2010) (City) 70,145
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 72,436
Population (2010) (Density) 1,488.89/sq mi (574.86/km2)
Population (2010) (Metro) 177,000

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Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the population was 70,145, which makes Jacksonville the 14th-largest city in North Carolina. Jacksonville is the county seat and most populous community of Onslow County, which is coterminous with 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 783 in the 1930 census to 70,145 in the 2010 census.

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