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Oakboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Oakboro is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Oakboro.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanly County at latitude 35.2257 and longitude -80.3289. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakboro (see map) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakboro: Furr City.

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


Total Population 1,882
Population in Households 1,882
Population in Familes 1,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 767
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 724
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $145,728
Average Home Value $170,562


Median Household Income $50,527
Average Household Income $57,623
Per Capita Income $22,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.29% 0.25%
Households 0.39% 0.27%
Families -0.13% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.


Oakboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakboro 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 # 325 56th
Population Density1 # 329 56th
Diversity Index2 # 499 32nd
Median Household Income # 177 76th
Per Capita Income # 268 64th

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