Navassa is a town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,505 at the 2010 census, up from 479 in 2000.
Navassa is part of the Wilmington, North Carolina metropolitan area.
A post office called Navassa was established in 1903. The community was named after Navassa Island. Navassa was incorporated as a town in 1977.
Navassa is located along the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , of which is land and (3.50%) is water.
Environment and biodiversity
The Navassa and Cape Fear region in southeastern North Carolina is considered an exceptionally rich biodiverse area in the United States. This region hosts 50 different habitat types supporting 300 species of plants and animals. Twenty-two of these species are considered "endemic", meaning they are found nowhere else in the world. An assessm