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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The coastal city of Jacksonville is located in Onslow County<1> and is the County Seat for Onslow County.

The location of Jacksonville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Jacksonville: JACK-sun-vil<3>

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 76,797 people<5> (see below for details).

Jacksonville was established in 1752.

The community of Jacksonville is near sea level<6>.

Time Zone: Jacksonville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jacksonville is located in the (910) area code.

Websites for Jacksonville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jacksonvilleonline.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 76,797 people. This is an increase of 9.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 70,145 people (or 39.46% of the total population of Onslow County). This makes Jacksonville the county's most populous community.

The population of Jacksonville represents 0.74% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 70,145 people, the population of Jacksonville increased 5.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 66,715 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jacksonville.

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri (4), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jacksonville.

Communities near Jacksonville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jacksonville.

  • Swansboro (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansboro
    • Swansboro lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Jacksonville and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansboro<8>
  • Holly Ridge (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
    • Holly Ridge lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Jacksonville and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,092 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Ridge<8>
  • Cape Carteret (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Carteret
    • Cape Carteret lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Jacksonville and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,061 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Carteret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Carteret
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Carteret<8>
  • Richlands (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
    • Richlands lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Jacksonville and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,718 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<8>
  • Cedar Point (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Jacksonville and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Point<8>
  • Maysville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Jacksonville and is located in Jones County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<8>
  • North Topsail Beach (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Topsail Beach
    • North Topsail Beach lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Jacksonville and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Topsail Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Topsail Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Topsail Beach<8>
  • Peletier (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peletier
    • Peletier lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Jacksonville and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peletier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peletier
  • Cardinal Village (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardinal Village
    • Cardinal Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Jacksonville and is located in Onslow County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardinal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardinal Village
  • Piney Green (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Green
    • Piney Green lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Jacksonville and is located in Onslow County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Green

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jacksonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jacksonville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jacksonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jacksonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jacksonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jacksonville.

Adding Jacksonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jacksonville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jacksonville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jacksonville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jacksonville on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Jacksonville

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About Onslow County

About North Carolina

The official website for Jacksonville: www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us/

The official website for Onslow County: www.co.onslow.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Onslow, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Jacksonville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jacksonville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7320, Longitude: -77.3949       In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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