Oak Island, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Oak Island, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Oak Island had a population of 7,877 as of July 1, 2016. Oak Island ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oak Island is located at latitude 33.9133 and longitude -78.1198 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oak Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.36 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Oak Island (GNIS ID: 2407020) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Oak Island is located within Township of Smithville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Island: Long Beach (in part), Yaupon Beach (in part).


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Oak Island, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,877
Population in Households 7,875
Population in Familes 6,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 422
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,688
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,327
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,509 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,180 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,074 (62.2%)
Median Home Value $314,618
Average Home Value $381,815
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,562
Average Household Income $67,132
Per Capita Income $31,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.31% 2.26%
Households 2.09% 2.12%
Families 1.89% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oak Island, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Island to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 86th
Population Density1 # 491 34th
Diversity Index2 # 700 5th
Median Household Income # 230 69th
Per Capita Income # 92 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.