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Jacksonville
Jacksonville
North Carolina
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Jacksonville () is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the population stood at 70,145, which makes Jacksonville the 14th largest city in North Carolina. Jacksonville is the principal city of Onslow County and is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina metropolitan area. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Jacksonville as the fifth fastest-growing small city in the United States. 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. The low age may also be in part due to the population drastically going up over the past 80 years, from a mere 783 in the 1930 census to 70,145 in the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Onslow County, and the home of the United States Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. Jacksonville is located adjacent to North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks (SOBX) area. On 21 June 2016, the City of Jacksonville, NC, became the first jurisdiction to adopt a paid holiday honoring the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution which made slavery in the United States and its territories illegal. The resolution of adoption targets the prevention of the modern slavery epidemic in the form of human trafficking, which includes forcing children to engage in labor, sex, and combat. In recognition of the history of African Americans (and remembering the Montford Point Marines who faced second class citizenship), Jacksonville honored their heritage and the enfranchisement their ancestors received from the 13th Amendment. The holiday (Freedom Day) will be celebrated on the second Monday in December, which will always fall between the dates of the states' ratification (6 December 1865) and Secretary of State's proclamation of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (18 December 1865).

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I believe there should be more things put in place to assist with mobility
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Military town that caters to young Marines. Decent jobs are difficult to obtain, due to employers knowing that there is high turnover when military orders come through. Base jobs are point system. Military, prior, and spouses get higher points, even if non military has the experience. Cost of living is high and many here are single mothers on assistance with min wage jobs. Daycare also caters to military days and hrs. with businesses wanting night and weekend help, however no daycare to cover those circumstances. As a mature worker, it's difficult to not face ageism in the workforce. Younger people don't want them as an asset because of close mindedness.
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Military town that caters to young Marines. Decent jobs are difficult to obtain, due to employers knowing that there is high turnover when military orders come through. Base jobs are point system. Military, prior, and spouses get higher points, even if non military has the experience. Cost of living is high and many here are single mothers on assistance with min wage jobs. Daycare also caters to military days and hrs. with businesses wanting night and weekend help, however no daycare to cover those circumstances. As a mature worker, it's difficult to not face ageism in the workforce. Younger people don't want them as an asset because of close mindedness.

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How did North Carolina earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. North Carolina has a state sales tax of 4.75%. Of particular interest is that North Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. North Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how North Carolina earned its state tax grade of C+.

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