Light Oak, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Light Oak, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Light Oak Census Designated Place had a population of 712 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Light Oak is located at latitude 35.2867 and longitude -81.4774 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the Light Oak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Light Oak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403232) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Light Oak Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Light Oak population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Light Oak, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 712
Daytime Population: Workers 312
Daytime Population: Residents 407
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 719
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 712
Population in Familes 596
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 495
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $37,231
Average Household Income $50,809
Per Capita Income $21,435


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $130,682
Average Home Value $181,711


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.08%
Households 0.39% 0.14%
Families 1.05% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Light Oak, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Light Oak to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 499 33rd
Population Density # 451 39th
Diversity Index # 311 58th
Median Household Income # 487 34th
Per Capita Income # 436 41st

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