Magnolia, NC

Magnolia, situated in Duplin County, is a small town made up of one square mile.

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The median resident age in Magnolia is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Magnolia is about $79,000 (2015) which is $81,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Magnolia is 40% Hispanic, 33% Black, 24% White, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 62% of the population are high school graduates, with 5% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

42% are married, 7% are divorced, 6% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 39% that have never been married.

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Duplin County

Magnolia belongs to Duplin County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin. Part of the county was used to form Sampson County in 1784.

Duplin County has a population of 58,000 and the city Kenansville, with a population of 850, is the county seat.

Duplin County borders Wayne, Lenoir, Onslow, Jones, Pender, and Sampson counties.

Duplin County is made up of 822 square miles. 816 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Magnolia, NC is about 940. The population has been fluctuating since its founding, seeing a slow but steady increase since the 1980s.


The elevation of Magnolia, NC is 138 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Magnolia, NC is 28453.

Area Code

The area code for Magnolia, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Magnolia and Duplin County have voted mostly Republican, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.

As of 2010, 68% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Magnolia is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, forestry, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Duplin Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Duplin County area.



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