Oriental, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oriental, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Oriental had a population of 1,036 as of July 1, 2016. Oriental 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 Oriental is located at latitude 35.0313 and longitude -76.6849 in Pamlico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oriental (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Pamlico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Oriental (GNIS ID: 2407053) 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 Oriental is located within Township 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pamlico County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oriental 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 Oriental: Smiths Creek.

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


Total Population 1,036
Population in Households 1,036
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 736
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 543
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 342
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (32.0%)
Median Home Value $409,091
Average Home Value $443,868


Median Household Income $69,776
Average Household Income $113,263
Per Capita Income $58,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.28% 1.79%
Households 2.1% 1.71%
Families 2.51% 1.64%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.

Oriental, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oriental 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 # 429 42nd
Population Density1 # 349 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 650 12th
Median Household Income # 46 94th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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