Holly Ridge, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 2,827 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +240.2%
Males: 1,573  (55.7%)
Females: 1,254  (44.3%)
Median resident age:

31.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28445.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,181 (it was $25,573 in 2000)
Holly Ridge:

$72,181
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,586 (it was $12,585 in 2000)

Holly Ridge town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $222,928 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Holly Ridge:

$222,928
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $186,337; detached houses: $210,912; mobile homes: $63,796

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,237.

March 2019 cost of living index in Holly Ridge: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Holly Ridge, NC (2019)
    • 1,95979.2%White alone
    • 24810.0%Hispanic
    • 1024.1%Black alone
    • 803.2%Two or more races
    • 572.3%American Indian alone
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 80.3%Other race alone

Races in Holly Ridge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Holly Ridge, North Carolina as of August 12, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Holly Ridge is 128 to 1.


Crime rates in Holly Ridge by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(109.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(77.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.5)
N/AN/A1
(35.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(100.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(140.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(141.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(128.9)
9
(1,084)
9
(981.5)
2
(200.0)
5
(389.4)
5
(385.5)
4
(241.8)
10
(528.8)
2
(93.3)
0
(0.0)
10
(405.5)
5
(193.5)
4
(141.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(1,933)
9
(1,084)
20
(2,181)
32
(3,200)
20
(1,558)
8
(616.8)
26
(1,572)
30
(1,586)
45
(2,100)
26
(1,130)
12
(486.6)
13
(503.1)
50
(1,767)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(5,155)
30
(3,614)
36
(3,926)
12
(1,200)
20
(1,558)
19
(1,465)
32
(1,935)
21
(1,111)
27
(1,260)
47
(2,043)
32
(1,298)
21
(812.7)
31
(1,096)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(386.6)
5
(602.4)
1
(109.1)
4
(400.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.5)
2
(105.8)
3
(140.0)
3
(130.4)
4
(162.2)
2
(77.4)
5
(176.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(155.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.5)
1
(52.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index398.2485.5602.0374.0311.5178.9240.6375.5269.2206.1212.5143.6280.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Holly Ridge, NC

Crime rate in Holly Ridge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (13.6%), Italian (9.1%), European (8.6%), English (8.4%), German (8.1%), Irish (8.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 1.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,058 people per square mile   (low).

Holly Ridge, North Carolina map

103 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This town:

4.2%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,825 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,035 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (20.2 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (110.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (403.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Surf City, NC (2.1 miles ),
North Topsail Beach, NC (2.3 miles ),
Topsail Beach, NC (3.1 miles ),
Sneads Ferry, NC (3.2 miles ),
Porters Neck, NC (4.3 miles ),
Kirkland, NC (4.3 miles ),
Rocky Point, NC (4.4 miles ),
Bayshore, NC (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.49 N, Longitude: 77.55 W

Area code: 910

Distribution of median household income in Holly Ridge, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Holly Ridge, NC in 2019

Property values in Holly Ridge, NC

Holly Ridge satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2009: 88 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2010: 91 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2011: 84 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2012: 143 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2013: 128 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2014: 107 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2015: 119 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2016: 72 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2017: 121 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2018: 156 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2019: 180 buildings, average cost: $173,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Holly Ridge, NC residents
Average permit cost in Holly Ridge, NC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +103 (+14.1%).
Most common industries in Holly Ridge, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (15.2%)
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.6%)
  • Food (21.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Food (8.6%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Holly Ridge, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Construction laborers (8.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Holly Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.0 miles away from the Holly Ridge town center injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 55.3 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Holly Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from Holly Ridge center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 242.0 miles away from Holly Ridge center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Holly Ridge center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.9 miles away from Holly Ridge center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 285.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Onslow County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 18, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Holly Ridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Holly Ridge:

  • WOODBURY WELLNESS CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HAMPSTEAD, NC)

Airports located in Holly Ridge:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Holly Ridge:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 22 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 29 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Craven Community College (about 50 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 52 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Mount Olive College (about 58 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public high school in Holly Ridge:

  • DIXON HIGH (Location: 160 DIXON SCHOOL RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Holly Ridge:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Holly Ridge Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Holly Ridge: Providence Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Historical Society of Topsail Island (Museums; 720 Channel Boulevard).

Hotel: Breezeway Motel (626 Channel Boulevard).

Onslow County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Holly Ridge (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Holly Ridge Branch at 300 Highway 17 North, branch established on 1962/11/26. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Holly Ridge:

Marital status in Holly Ridge, NC
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Holly Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Holly Ridge, NC (based on Onslow County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,825110
Mainline Protestant8,39822
Catholic7,5792
Other2,7047
Black Protestant1,89117
None126,375-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Onslow County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Here:

3.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Onslow County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Onslow County:

8.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.3%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Holly Ridge:

49.2%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Holly Ridge:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.7%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

58.0%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Holly Ridge:

79.2%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Holly Ridge, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$34,924$38,0990$0
Other Government Administration 6$11,612$23,2246$2,989
Other and Unallocable 4$12,590$37,7700$0
Police - Other 1$2,728$32,7360$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,023
Totals for Government 22$61,854$33,7397$4,012

Holly Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $869,000 ($307.39)
    Financial Administration: $488,000 ($172.62)
    Regular Highways: $348,000 ($123.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $244,000 ($86.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $209,000 ($73.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($36.79)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($15.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($14.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($9.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $65,000 ($22.99)

Holly Ridge government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $309,000 ($109.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $45,000 ($15.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $202,000 ($71.45)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($7.78)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($3.89)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $741,000 ($262.12)
    Highways: $48,000 ($16.98)
  • Tax - Property: $1,218,000 ($430.85)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $118,000 ($41.74)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.35)

Holly Ridge government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000 ($213.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $539,000 ($190.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000 ($22.64)

15.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.64%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.84% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,342 average AGI)
Onslow County:

0.84%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Diego County, CA  0.69% ($50,863 average AGI)
from Craven County, NC  0.47% ($39,852)
from Pender County, NC  0.33% ($43,102)


18.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

18.13%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,601 average AGI)
Onslow County:

0.60%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Diego County, CA  0.69% ($45,172 average AGI)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.34% ($27,870)
to Pender County, NC  0.31% ($49,404)
Businesses in Holly Ridge, NC
NameCountNameCount
Curves1H&R Block1
Domino's Pizza1UPS2
Dunkin Donuts1

Strongest AM radio stations in Holly Ridge:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJNC (1240 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HERITAGE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Holly Ridge:

  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Holly Ridge:

  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • Holly Ridge, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count13010
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19462
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4275
  • Fatalities14335
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32107
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1731
See more detailed statistics of Holly Ridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.8mTotal length
  • $18,000Total costs
  • 21,590Total average daily traffic
  • 2,544Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,170Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Holly Ridge)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Holly Ridge Vfd Sr 1128 (Lat: 34.494611 Lon: -77.549417), Call Sign: KDK733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Registrant: Onslow County E911, 1180 Commons Drive North, Jacksonville, NC 28546, Phone: (910) 989-5013, Fax: (910) 938-1827, Email:
  • Dixon Fire Tower Rt 1 Hwy 17s (Lat: 34.611833 Lon: -77.481361), Call Sign: KNHQ863,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/1998, Expiration Date: 11/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2004, Registrant: County Of Onslow, 1180 Commons Dr N, Jacksonville, NC 28546, Phone: (910) 938-6077, Fax: (910) 938-1827, Email:
  • Holly Ridge Rescue Bldg Sr 1128 (Lat: 34.494611 Lon: -77.549417), Call Sign: WRA607, Licensee ID: L00009083,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/1999, Expiration Date: 06/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2004, Registrant: Holly Ridge Rescue Squad, 604 College St, Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • Turkey Creek Vfd 115 Tar Landing Road (Lat: 34.527944 Lon: -77.478861), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: WPVU309, Licensee ID: L00009083,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/21/2022, Certifier: Brenda W Pugliese, Registrant: Onslow County Of, 1180 Commons Drive N, Jacksonville, NC 28546, Phone: (910) 989-5013, Fax: (910) 938-1827, Email:
  • 109 Holly Ridge (Lat: 34.494444 Lon: -77.549722), Type: Building, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQDC974, Licensee ID: L00009083,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2005, Expiration Date: 07/26/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2015, Certifier: Brenda Pugliese, Registrant: County Of Onslow, 1180 Commons Drive N, Jacksonville, NC 28546, Phone: (910) 938-6077, Fax: (910) 938-1827
  • Lat: 34.430444 Lon: -77.566306, Call Sign: WRKQ675,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.537 MHz, 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2021, Expiration Date: 01/30/2031, Certifier: Kyle M Breuer, Registrant: Aclara Technologies, LLC, 30400 Solon Road, Solon, OH 44024, Phone: (440) 528-7260, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HOLLY RIDGE, Us Hwy 17 1 Mi S Of (Lat: 34.491000 Lon: -77.562444), Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WPJB990, Licensee ID: L00000554,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/30/2002, Registrant: Wilmington Cellular Telephone Company, 8410 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
  • Various Locations (Lat: 34.764306 Lon: -77.239944), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNJ326,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/1997, Expiration Date: 11/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2003, Phone: (509) 891-3671
  • HP-1129, Holly Rdg, 497-Us Hwy 17 (088644) (Lat: 34.491056 Lon: -77.562611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 87.2 m, Call Sign: WQHU515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6820.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2017, Expiration Date: 11/08/2027, Certifier: Harold Meacombs, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • DIXONCLEARWE, 6655 Wilmington Hwy (Lat: 34.575722 Lon: -77.481306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99 m, Call Sign: WQSX527, Licensee ID: L00009083,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2013, Expiration Date: 12/04/2023, Certifier: Norman Bryson, Registrant: County Of Onslow, 1180 Commons Dr., North, Jacksonville, NC 28546, Phone: (910) 347-4270, Fax: (910) 455-6767, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 4 Miles East Of Holly Ridge (Lat: 34.494056 Lon: -77.488000), Call Sign: KNKI638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Franklin Mcneill, Registrant: Attorney At Law, 5151 Wisconsin Ave Nw Ste 312, Washington, DC 20016, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 840-6499, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Holly Ridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30145, N30145, N-30145, Serial Number: 17701077, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 06/04/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth G Nelson, Po Box 464, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 58 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 3870A, N3870A, N-3870A, Serial Number: 5, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 06/10/2019
    Registrant (Individual): James R Angelou, 108 Pamlico Dr, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/14/2012
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5612W, N5612W, N-5612W, Serial Number: 25-0732, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/1983, Certificate Issue Date: 01/18/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth G Nelson, Po Box 464, Holly Ridge, NC 28445

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$218,1302$173,5505$210,0802$295,845
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$243,6601$249,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$302,6101$165,070
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$111,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Holly Ridge, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Holly Ridge, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 33. The highest number of fires - 82 took place in 2011, and the least - 3 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Holly Ridge, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.1%), and Outside Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Holly Ridge, NC
    • 23742.1%Structure Fires
    • 21738.5%Outside Fires
    • 5710.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 529.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Holly Ridge, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Holly Ridge, NC
  • 94.8%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Holly Ridge, NC
  • 92.8%Electricity
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Holly Ridge compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Holly Ridge on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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