Oak City, NC 27857 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27857: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oak City, NC 27857

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 19
  • Single Family Addresses: 453
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Martin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.95, Longitude -77.257
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Oak City, NC 27857 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,678
Population in Households 1,678
Population in Familes 1,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 719
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $77,386
Average Home Value $118,762


Median Household Income $35,543
Average Household Income $47,722
Per Capita Income $20,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.01%
Households 0.25% 0.03%
Families 0.07% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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 27857 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27857 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 641 17th
Population Density1 # 742 4th
Diversity Index2 # 254 67th
Median Household Income # 598 23rd
Per Capita Income # 516 34th

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