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 2016 NC Certified Population Estimate 193,914
2010 Census Total Population 177,772
2016 Est Median Age 26
2015 High School Graduation rate 91%
February 2018 Labor Force 64,891
2015 Est Median Worker Earnings $25,602
February 2018 Unemployment Rate 5.1%
Exiting Military (annually) 7,500


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

For more information, please view Onslow County's Community Profile here.