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Oak City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Oak City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Martin County at latitude 35.9617 and longitude -77.304. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Oak City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oak City, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oak City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Oak City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 318
Population in Households 318
Population in Familes 257
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 148
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $89,103
Average Home Value $101,376


Median Household Income $35,578
Average Household Income $46,168
Per Capita Income $20,751
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% -0.13%
Households 0.32% 0.0%
Families 1.86% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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, 2014 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 # 632 15th
Population Density1 # 358 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 217 71st
Median Household Income # 477 36th
Per Capita Income # 356 52nd

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