Where is Jacksonville, NC?
Jacksonville is located on the southeast coast of North Carolina about 2 hours north of Myrtle Beach, SC and one hour north of Wilmington, NC. Jacksonville is the closest city to Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN) Marine Corps Base and Marine Corps Air Station New River and is the county seat of Onslow County.
What is the population of Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune, and Onslow County?
As of the 2010 census, Jacksonville's population is listed as 79,264. Of that, approximately 47,000 are active duty military service members. Onslow County's population is 177,772, up 18.2% in the last ten years. From 1990-2000, Onslow County was one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, more than doubling its population.
What is your largest employment industry?
Camp Lejeune is by far our largest employer. The base occupies 170 square miles (111,000 acres), with 14 miles of beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Included on the installation are more than 400 miles of roads, 50 miles of sidewalks, 50 miles of railroad, 6,800 buildings and facilities supporting over 150,000 Marines, sailors, retirees, their families, and 4,700 civilian employees.
Other primary industries include health care, service industries, retail business, and manufacturing.
How many schools are there in Onslow County?
There are 19 elementary, 8 middle schools, 8 high schools, and Coastal Carolina Community College (a 2-year college). Several 4-year colleges, including Campbell University, Southern Illinois University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Boston University, and Webster University have satellite campuses aboard Camp Lejeune.
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