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Oak Ridge, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Oak Ridge had a population of 7,155 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oak Ridge is located at latitude 36.1741 and longitude -79.9922 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oak Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The Town of Oak Ridge (GNIS ID: 2407022) 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 Oak Ridge is located within Township of Oak Ridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Ridge 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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Oak Ridge, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,155
Daytime Population: Workers 1,230
Daytime Population: Residents 3,622
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,852
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 7,155
Population in Familes 6,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 442
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $101,033
Average Household Income $128,439
Per Capita Income $45,053


Total Housing Units 2,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,091 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $351,783
Average Home Value $380,918


Total Households 2,430
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 2,034
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 1.54% 1.5%
Households 1.53% 1.49%
Families 0.97% 1.43%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Oak Ridge, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Ridge 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 # 119 84th
Population Density # 478 35th
Diversity Index # 539 27th
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 25 97th

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