Holly Ridge, NC

Holly Ridge, situated in Onslow County, is a small town made up of 1.4 square miles.

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Holly Ridge was home to Camp Davis; an army camp that was built in 1940. The camp would be taken over the Navy in 1946 until the camp was disbanded two years later.  


The median resident age in Holly Ridge is 31 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $2,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Holly Ridge is about $157,000 (2015) which is $3,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Holly Ridge is 82% White, 8% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 7% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 27% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 53% are married, 13% are divorced, 5% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married. 

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Onslow County

Holly Ridge belongs to Onslow County in the south eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Arthur Onslow, was hit by a Hurricane, which took many residential lives in 1752. The county, which is a part of the Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 177,800. Its county seat and largest city, Jacksonville, has a population of 70,150.

Onslow County borders Pender, Jones, Carteret and Duplin counties.

Onslow County is made up of 906 square miles. 763 of which is land with the remaining 143 as water.


The population of Holly Ridge, NC is about 1,260. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1970s.


The elevation of Holly Ridge, NC is 62 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Holly Ridge, NC is 28445.

Area Code

The area code for Holly Ridge, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Holly Ridge and Onslow County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 71% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Holly Ridge is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, sales and grounds maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily News is the primary newspaper that covers the Onslow County area.