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The Town of Oak City had a population of 313 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Oak City is located at latitude 35.9617 and longitude -77.304 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oak City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Town of Oak City (GNIS ID: 2407014) 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 City is located within Township of Goose Nest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Martin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Oak City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 313
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 253
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 682
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $83,929
Average Home Value $107,477


Median Household Income $34,617
Average Household Income $47,720
Per Capita Income $21,055
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.39%
Households -0.13% -0.28%
Families 1.08% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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 City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 635 14th
Population Density1 # 368 50th
Diversity Index2 # 215 71st
Median Household Income # 531 28th
Per Capita Income # 349 53rd

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