Four Oaks, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Four Oaks, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Four Oaks had a population of 1,983 as of July 1, 2016. Four Oaks ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Four Oaks is located at latitude 35.4506 and longitude -78.4185 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Four Oaks (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The Town of Four Oaks (GNIS ID: 2406515) 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 Four Oaks is located within Township of Ingrams, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

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

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Four Oaks, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,983
Population in Households 1,955
Population in Familes 1,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 1,222
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 827
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 526
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 363 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $140,761
Average Home Value $185,399


Median Household Income $41,627
Average Household Income $66,905
Per Capita Income $27,135
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.6%
Households 0.39% 0.55%
Families 0.78% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Four Oaks, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Four Oaks 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 # 321 57th
Population Density1 # 156 79th
Diversity Index2 # 176 76th
Median Household Income # 325 56th
Per Capita Income # 183 75th

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