This North Carolina zip code is the best in the country for marriages

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina zip code is the best in the country for marriages, according to a recent report.

The Movoto real estate website recently published an article titled “Which ZIP Codes Are Best For Your Marriage?”

28543 came in number one. That’s the zip code for Tarawa Terrace in Jacksonville, N.C. on the eastern side of the state.

Nearly 93 percent of the people in that zip code were married. Also, the zip code had the lowest number of widows or divorces in the country, according to the study.

Tarawa Terrace is part of the Camp Lejeune military base. Jacksonville is in Onslow County.

“It’s not hard to believe that, of the 5,287 people the census indicate live in this ZIP code, well-established military families would come and go from the area with few divorces or separations, which would account for those high rankings,” according to the website. “And watching a few minutes of a YouTube “tour” of the area, it looks like the base features a lot of large houses with lawns that offer plenty of room to get comfortable.”

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