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Welcome to Swansboro ...

The town of Swansboro is located in Onslow County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Swansboro has a population of 3,353 people<2> (see below for details).

Swansboro was established in 1783.

The community of Swansboro is near sea level<3>.

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

Swansboro is within the boundaries of the (910) area code.

The ZIP code for Swansboro: 28584<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Swansboro had an population of 3,353 people. This is an increase of 25.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 135.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Swansboro had a population of 2,663 people. This makes Swansboro the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Swansboro represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 216th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,663 people, the population of Swansboro increased 86.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,426 people).

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

Communities Also Named Swansboro ...

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

Communities near Swansboro ...

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

  • Jacksonville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Swansboro and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<7>
  • Havelock (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
    • Havelock lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Swansboro and is located in Craven County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
  • Newport (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Swansboro and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,636 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<7>
  • Emerald Isle (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Isle
    • Emerald Isle lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Swansboro and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,676 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerald Isle<7>
  • Pine Knoll Shores (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knoll Shores
    • Pine Knoll Shores lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Swansboro and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knoll Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knoll Shores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Knoll Shores<7>
  • Maysville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Swansboro 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<7>
  • Bogue (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue
    • Bogue lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Swansboro and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 706 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue
  • Indian Beach (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Beach
    • Indian Beach lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Swansboro and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Beach<7>
  • Hubert (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Kuhns (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kuhns
    • Kuhns lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Swansboro and is located in Carteret County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kuhns have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kuhns

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swansboro ...

Looking for more information about Swansboro? 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 Swansboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Swansboro.

Adding Swansboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Swansboro

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Onslow County

About North Carolina

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

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swansboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swansboro - 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 town (such as Swansboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swansboro 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 '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- Swansboro) 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 Swansboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SwansboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swansboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6899, Longitude: -77.1222    
<6>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.
<7>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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