Camp Lejeune is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,418 people and just one neighborhood, Camp Lejeune is the 368th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
48.17% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Camp Lejeune. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The industries respectively employ of the civilian workforce.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.82% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Camp Lejeune has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Camp Lejeune has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Camp Lejeune than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Camp Lejeune may be for you.
One of the nice things about Camp Lejeune is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.03 minutes getting to work every day.
Camp Lejeune is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.