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Welcome to Northwest ...

The city of Northwest is located in Brunswick County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northwest has a population of 790 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Northwest.

Northwest is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Northwest: (910)

The ZIP code for Northwest: 28451<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northwest had an population of 790 people. This is an increase of 7.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northwest had a population of 735 people. This makes Northwest the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 735 people, the population of Northwest increased 9.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 671 people).

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

Communities Also Named Northwest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Northwest - they are located in Florida, Iowa (2), Nebraska, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Northwest ...

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

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
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    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Northwest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<6>
  • Leland [Brunswick County]
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    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Northwest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<6>
  • Navassa [Brunswick County]
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    • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Northwest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
  • Belville [Brunswick County]
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    • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Northwest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolton [Columbus County]
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      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<6>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
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      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
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      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
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      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
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      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<6>
    • Bolivia [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivia
      • Bolivia [Brunswick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivia<6>

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 Northwest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Northwest.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Northwest. 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 Northwest.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northwest. See our Newspapers Page for Northwest.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northwest ...

Looking for more information about Northwest? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Northwest, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Northwest.

Adding Northwest to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Northwest 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 Northwest was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Brunswick County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northwest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.net/

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 Brunswick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northwest.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northwest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Northwest). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northwest or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Northwest) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Northwest. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorthwestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3132, Longitude: -78.1608    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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