Jacksonville, North Carolina is a metropolitan area with a population of over 70,000 making it the 14th largest city in North Carolina. Due to its large military presence, it is also demographically the youngest city in the United States with the median age being 22.8 years old. Jacksonville is conveniently located to the Southern Outer Banks shorelines, which provides access to beautiful beaches and sparkling Atlantic waters in close proximity to the more urban areas of the city.
Jacksonville boasts a caring community where serving its citizens and providing them with a great place to live is a high priority. The city of Jacksonville is home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Air Station New River.
Jacksonville's growth as a city continued steadily until 1990 when portions of Camp Lejeune were annexed. Today, about half of the population lives aboard Camp Lejeune and the New River Air Station.
In addition to a large military presence, Jacksonville offers visitors and residents the chance to view historic memorials, explore local beaches, and enjoy waterfront parks. Jacksonville is buzzing with new residential facilities, a shopping mall, a wide array of dining establishments from casual to fine dining, and so much more.
Jacksonville is located in Onslow County. Information on the Onslow County school system can be found at http://onslowcounty.schoolinsites.com/.
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