The City of Jacksonville is the commercial hub of Onslow County and home to MarineCorps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. The City has grown rapidly since 1941, when Camp Lejeune was established, and possesses a rich City history dating back to 1731. In 1992, the National Civic League named Jacksonville an All-America City. Jacksonville is also a “Tree City,” an honor bestowed by the National Arbor Day Association for planting trees and creating a variety of green spaces for our Citizens. In the last few years, Jacksonville’s sports events and festivals have grown, making it a tourism destination in the state. The strength and pride of our leaders and Citizens have helped the City progress in a productive and positive way. Approximately 82,000 people (City estimate) call Jacksonville their home, and the 2010 US census calculates Jacksonville as number 14 in population in the state. Demographically, Jacksonville is the youngest City in the United States with an average age of 22.8 years old, which can be attributed to the large military presence.