North Carolina Onslow County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Onslow County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Onslow County.

1. Branch Library LAW LIBRARY
Street Address: 109 Old Bridge ST., Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone Number: (910) 455-4458 Onslow N/A N/A

2. Library System ONSLOW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 58 Doris Avenue East, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone Number: (910) 455-7350 Onslow 333,685 263,629

3. Central Library ONSLOW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 58 Doris Avenue East, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone Number: (910) 455-7350 Onslow N/A N/A

4. Branch Library RICHLANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 299 S Wilmington Street, Richlands, NC 28574
Phone Number: (910) 324-5321 Onslow N/A N/A

5. Branch Library SNEADS FERRY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 242 Sneads Ferry Road, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Phone Number: (910) 327-6471 Onslow N/A N/A

6. Branch Library SWANSBORO BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1460 W Corbett AVE., Swansboro, NC 28584
Phone Number: (910) 326-4888 Onslow N/A N/A

Overview of Onslow County, North Carolina

Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 150,355. Its county seat is Jacksonville.

History

The county was formed in 1734 as Onslow Precinct of Bath County, from northeastern New Hanover Precinct. It was named for Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the British House of Commons from 1728 to 1761. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties.

Law and government

Onslow County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,353 km² (909 mi²). 1,986 km² (767 mi²) of it is land and 367 km² (142 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 15.60% water.

Townships

The county is divided into five townships: Jacksonville, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, and White Oak.

Adjacent Counties

  • Jones County, North Carolina- north
  • Carteret County, North Carolina- east
  • Pender County, North Carolina- southwest
  • Duplin County, North Carolina- northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 150,355 people, 48,122 households, and 36,572 families residing in the county. The population density is 76/km² (196/mi²). There are 55,726 housing units at an average density of 28/km² (73/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.06% White, 18.48% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 3.62% from other races, and 3.22% from two or more races. 7.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 48,122 households out of which 42.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.00% are married couples living together, 11.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% are non-families. 18.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 23.80% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 14.40% from 45 to 64, and 6.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 123.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 131.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,756, and the median income for a family is $36,692. Males have a median income of $22,061 versus $20,094 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,853. 12.90% of the population and 10.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.70% of those under the age of 18 and 14.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Half Moon
  • Holly Ridge
  • Jacksonville
  • North Topsail Beach
  • Piney Green
  • Pumpkin Center
  • Richlands
  • Sneads Ferry
  • Surf City
  • Swansboro