Jacksonville, North Carolina is located in Onslow County in the Inner Banks region of the State; and forms a part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Area, of which it is the main city. Those moving to Jacksonville will also learn that the city has the youngest population in America with the average age of residents under 30 years.
The majority of the residents of Jacksonville are employed by the United States Marine Camp Lejeune Corps Base and New River Marine Corps Air Station. The other source of employment for the city's citizens is the Port of Wilmington and businesses within the city of Wilmington, which is about an hour's drive away.
In 1757 the settlement of Jacksonville was established, with the City of Jacksonville being officially incorporated in 1842. The city is named after the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.
The New River Marine Barracks which was later to become Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base created many employment opportunities in the area and from 1941 the city experienced great population growth.
Jacksonville is renowned for hosting the Onslow County Fair, the Fall Family Fun Day and the Kuumba Festival each year.
For the outdoor enthusiast, there are beautiful beaches at Hammocks Beach State Park and on Topsail Island, not far from Jacksonville; golfing at the Rock Creek Golf and Country Club and facilities for boating, fishing, camping, swimming and picnicking.