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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
Location of Holly Ridge, North Carolina
|• Total||4.00 sq mi (10.36 km2)|
|• Land||4.00 sq mi (10.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||62 ft (19 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||707.10/sq mi (272.99/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1025390|
Holly Ridge is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. The 2010 population was 1,268. It is part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is considered the gateway to Topsail Island.
Population Boom: In 1940, the town had 28 residents. Just three years later in 1943, the town had ballooned to 110,000 residents due to the establishing of the Camp Davis Army post.
Industry: The town's largest employer is J&J Snack Foods. Industrial growth is strengthening with the growth of the Camp Davis Industrial Park which resides on the same land that Camp Davis had occupied. The industrial park's largest tenants are Gulfstream Steel and Onslow Bay Boatworks. Atlantic Seafood is planning a 63,000 square foot facility with construction slated to begin in 2021. Plans for developing an additional 60 acres (referred to Camp Davis Industrial Park Phase 2) is underway with hopes to have shovel ready lots available for purchase in 2023.
Holly Ridge is located at 34°29′31″N 77°33′11″W / 34.49194°N 77.55306°W (34.491867, -77.553091).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.
Home to Pretty Pennies Boutique an independent store featuring stunning and unique clothing and accessories to compliment beautiful customers.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||190||4.56%|
|Hispanic or Latino||389||9.33%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,171 people, 981 households, and 702 families residing in the town.
- Dixon Elementary School
- Dixon Middle School
- Dixon High School
- Coastal Elementary School