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Piney Green, North Carolina
Location of Piney Green, North Carolina
Location of Piney Green, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Onslow
 • Total 13.5 sq mi (34.9 km2)
 • Land 13.4 sq mi (34.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total 12,596
 • Density 868.7/sq mi (335.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-52260
GNIS feature ID 0992330

Piney Green is a census-designated place (CDP) in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 11,658 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Piney Green is located at 34°44′35″N 77°19′20″W / 34.74306°N 77.32222°W / 34.74306; -77.32222 (34.743093, -77.322239).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.5 square miles (35 km2), of which, 13.4 square miles (35 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.37%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 148,658 people, 4,202 households, and 3,193 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 868.7 people per square mile (335.4/km²). There were 4,671 housing units at an average density of 348.1 per square mile (134.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.74% White, 24.56% African American, 0.75% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, and 4.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.61% of the population.

There were 5,126 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 16.0% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,636, and the median income for a family was $40,117. Males had a median income of $27,994 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,353. About 7.3% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

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