Swansboro, North Carolina

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Swansboro is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. In 2007, the estimated population was 1,540.[3] It is part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Swansboro is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region.



Swansboro is located at 34°41′36″N 77°7′38″W / 34.69333°N 77.12722°W / 34.69333; -77.12722 (34.693327, -77.127327)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (8.96%) is water.

Town government

The Town of Swansboro is governed by four Board of Commissioners members and the Mayor. The Commissioners are elected for four-year terms. The Mayor is elected for two-year terms. They are elected as Town-wide representatives. The Mayor presides at all meetings as the "Chairman" of the Board of Commissioners. The mayor votes only to break a tie and the Mayor Pro Tem is appointed by the Commissioners and conducts the meetings in the absence of the Mayor.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,426 people, 655 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,168.2 people per square mile (451.3/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 630.8/sq mi (243.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.18% White, 4.63% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

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