Swansboro, NC

Swansboro, situated in Onslow County, is a small town made up of 1.3 square miles.

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Swansboro was incorporated in 1783.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Swansboro is 37 years. The median estimated household income is about $43,000 making it about $5,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Swansboro is about $208,000 (2015) which is $48,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Swansboro is 87% White, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, and 5% other. 93% of the population are high school graduates, with 35% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

51% are married, 15% are divorced, 1% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 26% that have never been married.

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Onslow County

Swansboro 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.

Population

The population of Swansboro, NC is about 2,600. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.

Elevation

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

Zip Code

The zip code for Swansboro, NC is 28584.

Area Code

The area code for Swansboro, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Swansboro 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 25% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.

Economy

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

Transportation, mining, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The JD News and Carolina Coast Online are the primary newspapers that cover the Onslow County area.


 

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