Holly Ridge, North Carolina

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Holly Ridge is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. The 2008 estimated population was 908.[3] It is part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Holly Ridge is located at 34°29′31″N 77°33′11″W / 34.49194°N 77.55306°W / 34.49194; -77.55306 (34.491867, -77.553091)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 831 people, 321 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 604.9 people per square mile (234.2/km²). There were 498 housing units at an average density of 362.5/sq mi (140.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.78% White, 14.56% African American, 1.32% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.53% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.85% of the population.

There were 321 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

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