Jacksonville, North Carolina Population 2021

71,758
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Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 71,758, it is the 14th largest city in North Carolina and the 512th largest city in the United States . Jacksonville is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually but its population has increased by 2.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,145 in 2010. Jacksonville reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 56 miles, Jacksonville has a population density of 1,475 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jacksonville is $57,085 with a poverty rate of 13.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $992 per month, and the median house value is $154,900. The median age in Jacksonville is 23.1 years, 22.3 years for males, and 26.9 years for females.

Jacksonville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jacksonvillewas:

  • White: 69.50%
  • Black or African American: 16.71%
  • Two or more races: 8.08%
  • Asian: 3.12%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Jacksonville, North Carolina is 71,758 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,436.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 70,145.

Jacksonville, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021199,9841,0230.51%
2020198,9611,0230.51%
2019197,9381,0230.52%
2018196,9151,8490.94%
2017195,0662,7521.41%
2016192,314-800-0.42%
2015193,1141,2920.67%
2014191,822-532-0.28%
2013192,3541,6760.87%
2012190,6785,6852.98%
2011184,993-1,899-1.03%
2010186,8920.00%

Jacksonville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,75269.50%
Black or African American12,20216.71%
Two or More Races5,9018.08%
Asian2,2773.12%
Some Other Race1,2901.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native4670.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1360.19%
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Jacksonville Population by Race

Jacksonville Population Pyramid $2021

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Jacksonville Median Age

23.1


Total

22.3


Male

26.9


Female

Jacksonville Adults

There are 57,809 adults, (4,530 of whom are seniors) in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Age Dependency

37.1

Age Dependency Ratio

8.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Jacksonville Sex Ratio

Female

28,310

38.77%

Male

44,715

61.23%

Jacksonville Population by Age

Jacksonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jacksonville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.7%76.3%
Non Family29%71%
All31.9%68.1%
Married35.8%64.2%
Male36.3%63.7%

31.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jacksonville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,9792.6131.9
Married10,8003.235.8
Non Family6,4241.2529
Female3,1963.2523.7
Male5593.2536.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Jacksonville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8382.68%
9th to 12th Grade1,3484.32%
High School Graduate8,68027.81%
Some College8,98228.77%
Associates Degree3,83912.30%
Bachelors Degree4,98615.97%
Graduate Degree2,5438.15%
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Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,40117,5585,197
Black6,1365,3141,164
Hispanic4,2993,932978
2+ Races1,6031,573160
Asian1,1361,011179
Other Race62459547
Native American203161
Islander2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.24%.

Jacksonville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,100$37,186$27,590
Less Than 9th Grade$16,207$16,507$15,781
High School Graduate$27,614$29,860$19,332
Some College$31,607$37,151$25,769
Bachelors Degree$41,999$51,122$35,308
Graduate Degree$59,142$73,889$48,583

$33,100

Average Earnings

$37,186

Average Male

$27,590

Average Female

Jacksonville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jacksonville Language by Age

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Jacksonville Language

84.74% of Jacksonville residents speak only English, while 15.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.91% of the population.

Jacksonville Language

Jacksonville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,2093,1029.94%
Black9,7632,20522.59%
Hispanic8,7251,05612.10%
Multiple5,02794918.88%
Other1,26113410.63%
Asian1,5261117.27%
Native1829853.85%

13.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.69%

Male Poverty Rate

15.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jacksonville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Native, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jacksonville is Asian, with 7.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

Jacksonville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.39%
High School14.90%
Some College6.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%

Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed28.69%
Female Unemployed26.68%
Female Employed10.23%
Male Employed7.03%

Jacksonville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jacksonville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,956$57,085
Families$48,718$62,257
Married Families$53,553-
Non Families$34,147$42,983
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Income by Household Type

Jacksonville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Jacksonville Married by Age and Sex

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Jacksonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Jacksonville Marital Status by Race

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Jacksonville Marital Status

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6,142

Number of Veterans

4,941

Male Veterans

1,201

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,408
First Gulf War2,317
Vietnam1,259
Korea359
World War II73

Jacksonville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,260
35 to 541,602
55 to 64919
65 to 74724
75+637

Jacksonville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,21519.37%
Black1,34819.54%
Hispanic73617.88%
Other Race24427.63%
2+ Races22811.97%
Asian928.61%
Native American1511.72%

Jacksonville Veterans by Race

Jacksonville Veterans by Education

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4.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jacksonville Veterans by Education

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77.4%

Labor Force Participation

31%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jacksonville Employment by Age

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Jacksonville Employment by Race

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Jacksonville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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23.34%

Born in Jacksonville

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

3.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.20% of Jacksonville residents were born in the United States, with 23.34% having been born in North Carolina. 1.42% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171,758-339-0.47%
202072,097-339-0.47%
201972,436-339-0.47%
201872,775-25-0.03%
201772,800550.08%
201672,745-1,561-2.10%
201574,306890.12%
201474,217-1,464-1.93%
201375,681-684-0.90%
201276,3651,1711.56%
201175,194-2,895-3.71%
201078,08911,3741.59%
200066,71536,7028.32%
199030,01311,7765.11%
198018,2371,9481.14%
197016,2892,7981.90%
196013,4919,53113.04%
19503,9603,06015.97%
19409006002.78%
19003000.00%

Jacksonville Population by Year