Data & Demographics

Onslow County, North Carolina’s local economy thrives on the connectivity of the mid-Atlantic states, a young and flexible workforce, and a strong and supportive relationship with the military and local employers. Our stable economy is growing-- as are our population and workforce!

Below is a quick snapshot of Onslow County:

July 2017 NC Certified Population Estimate 185,755
2010 Census Total Population 177,772
2016 Est Median Age 26
2016 High School Graduation rate 91%
January 2019 Labor Force 64,073
2016 Est Median Worker Earnings $25,602
January 2019 Unemployment Rate 5.5%
Exiting Military (annually) 7,500


Date gathered from Access NC and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.