Cities in Onslow County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 20 cities in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Jacksonville1North Carolina68,19872,642-1.6%1,39748.80
Piney Green2North Carolina15,22514,3091.53%1,11713.63
Half Moon3North Carolina8,3788,384-0.01%1,1297.42
Holly Ridge4North Carolina5,5764,2426.37%1,3194.23
Surf City5North Carolina5,0893,8956.24%6627.68
Swansboro6North Carolina4,3313,7593.42%1,9382.23
Pumpkin Center7North Carolina2,4521,8506.56%1,9351.27
Richlands8North Carolina2,4162,2941.3%1,4631.65
Cape Carteret9North Carolina2,3102,2300.87%9152.52
Sneads Ferry10North Carolina1,9542,326-4.54%5143.80
Cedar Point11North Carolina1,8351,7650.99%8222.23
Beulaville12North Carolina1,1341,1160.44%7341.54
North Topsail Beach13North Carolina1,0581,0081.24%1706.22
Maysville14North Carolina8358190.48%9750.86
Peletier15North Carolina8107721.25%2243.62
Bogue16North Carolina7256931.12%2642.75
Topsail Beach17North Carolina5174672.58%1184.39
Pink Hill18North Carolina4524540%9740.46
Potters Hill19North Carolina286755-23.32%535.35
Chinquapin20North Carolina59-16.67%41.39

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Onslow County, North Carolina?

Jacksonville is the largest city in Onslow County.

What is the smallest city in Onslow County, North Carolina?

Chinquapin is the smallest city in Onslow County.

How many cities are in Onslow County?

There are 20 cities in Onslow County, North Carolina.

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