Holly Ridge 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 1,944 people and just one neighborhood, Holly Ridge is the 371st largest community in North Carolina. Holly Ridge has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Holly Ridge, where the median household income is $49,219.
Occupations and Workforce
8.76% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Holly Ridge. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Construction industries respectively employ 17.22% and 13.14% of the civilian workforce.
Setting & Lifestyle
Holly Ridge is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Holly Ridge doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.