Jacksonville, North Carolina Population 2024

69,998

Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County North Carolina. Jacksonville has a 2024 population of 69,998. It is also the county seat of Onslow County.Jacksonville is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually and its population has decreased by -3.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 72,642 in 2020.

The average household income in Jacksonville is $65,379 with a poverty rate of 15.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jacksonville is 23.3 years, 22.3 years for males, and 27.5 years for females.

Jacksonville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jacksonville was:

  • White: 61.63%
  • Black or African American: 18.67%
  • Two or more races: 13.34%
  • Asian: 2.87%
  • Other race: 2.37%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
Land Area (mi²)
48.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,438.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.64% (-2,644)
The current population of Jacksonville, North Carolina is 69,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 72,642.

Jacksonville, North Carolina Population 2024

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Jacksonville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44,32061.63%
Black or African American13,42818.67%
Two or more races9,59613.34%
Asian2,0672.87%
Other race1,7042.37%
Native American6180.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1750.24%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jacksonville Population by Race

Jacksonville Population Pyramid 2024

Jacksonville Median Age

23.3

Total

22.3

Male

27.5

Female

Jacksonville Adults

There are 58,126 adults, (5,175 of whom are seniors) in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Age Dependency

35.8

Age Dependency Ratio

9.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Jacksonville Sex Ratio

Female27,64338.44%
Male44,26561.56%

Jacksonville Population by Age

Jacksonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All22,0892.4135.564.5
Married11,7102.9537.362.7
Non Family6,6691.1835.464.6
Female3,0583.0433.566.5
Male6522.6314.685.4
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

35.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jacksonville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.82%.

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,186

Average Earnings

$40,696

Average Male

$30,993

Average Female

Jacksonville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jacksonville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jacksonville Language

84.54% of Jacksonville residents speak only English, while 15.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.16% of the population.

Jacksonville Language

Jacksonville Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,7113,31511.55%
Black11,3282,64323.33%
Hispanic8,7451,51517.32%
Multiple5,9591,26021.14%
Other1,44527318.89%
Asian1,35513610.04%
Native11975.88%
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15.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.68%

Male Poverty Rate

18.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jacksonville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Black, with 23.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Native, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.63%.

Jacksonville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.17%
High School18.3%
Some College8.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%
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Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.63%
Female Unemployed16.08%
Female Employed13.45%
Male Employed11.05%
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Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jacksonville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jacksonville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jacksonville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jacksonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Jacksonville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jacksonville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,139

Number of Veterans

4,892

Male Veterans

1,247

Female Veterans

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Jacksonville Veterans by War

count

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Jacksonville Veterans by Age

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Jacksonville Veterans by Race

Jacksonville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jacksonville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76.9%

Labor Force Participation

30.6%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jacksonville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jacksonville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jacksonville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

23.74%

Born in Jacksonville

94.38%

Native Born

5.62%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

3.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.38% of Jacksonville residents were born in the United States, with 23.74% having been born in North Carolina. 2.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jacksonville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202968,943-211-0.31%
202869,154-211-0.3%
202769,365-211-0.3%
202669,576-211-0.3%
202569,787-211-0.3%
202469,998-211-0.3%
202370,209-211-0.3%
202270,420-211-0.3%
202170,631-2,011-2.77%
202072,642-4,155-5.41%
201976,7974,0305.54%
201872,767-62-0.09%
201772,829-20%
201672,831-1,515-2.04%
201574,3461080.15%
201474,238-1,431-1.89%
201375,669-688-0.9%
201276,3571,1831.57%
201175,174-2,882-3.69%
201078,05611,34117%
200066,71536,702122.29%
199030,01311,77664.57%
198018,2371,94811.96%
197016,2892,79820.74%
196013,4919,531240.68%
19503,9603,060340%
1940900600200%
1900300
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Jacksonville Population by Year