Navassa, NC

Navassa, situated in Brunswick County, is a town made up of 13.82 square miles.

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Navassa was founded in the 1800s. The town was incorporated in 1977.


The median resident age in Navassa is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $33,000 making it about $15,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Navassa is about $116,000 (2015) which is $44,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Navassa is 54% Black, 18% White, 3% Two or more races, and 25% other. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 34% are married, 12% are divorced, 5% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 42% that have never been married.

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Brunswick County

Navassa belongs to Brunswick County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, is part of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brunswick County has a population of 108,000 and the town Bolivia, with a population of 1,000, is the county seat.

In 1764, the county was formed from parts of New Hanover and Bladen Counties.

Brunswick County borders Columbus, New Hanover, Horry (South Carolina), and Pender Counties.

Brunswick County is made up of 1050 square miles.847 of which is land with the remaining 203 as water.


The population of Navassa, NC is about 1,500. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Navassa, NC is 16 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Navassa, NC is 28451.

Area Code

The area code for Navassa, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Navassa and Brunswick County have voted mostly Republican, with 61% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 30% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Navassa is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Brunswick Beacon is the primary newspaper that covers the Brunswick County area.


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