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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Onslow County is located in North Carolina with a population of 192,685. Living in Onslow County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Onslow County there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Onslow County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Onslow County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    219.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    552.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,237.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Onslow County Reviews

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Onslow County has a lot to offer for the visitors and current residents. With one of the largest military installations on the east coast, our Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce can connect people; whether looking to get involved with the community to the attractions of the community. Our community offers tours of county and city offices if one is interested in a deeper dive to what our community has to offer.
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I like how, in most neighborhoods, people are often very friendly. The police are always out and watching for any speeders too, just to help enforce safety in neighborhoods.
It's a great place to start a family; everybody here is pretty supportive of one another and encourages each other to succeed in life and business. There is a strong bond between the civilian and military life that makes this town safe and easy to socialize in. Living here on two separate occasions, each experience was worthwhile (I met great new people each time and developed a closer tie to my North Carolina roots) and I highly recommend it to anybody who is looking to start their adult life, militarily or in a civilian manner.