Oak City, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Oak City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Oak City had a population of 329 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Oak City is located at latitude 35.9638 and longitude -77.308 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oak City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Town of Oak City (GNIS ID: 2407014) 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 City is located within Township of Goose Nest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Martin County.

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Oak City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 329
Population in Households 329
Population in Familes 266
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 717
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $38,376
Average Household Income $49,356
Per Capita Income $22,022


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $79,825
Average Home Value $121,205


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% -0.06%
Households 0.49% 0.13%
Families 1.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Oak City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 630 15th
Population Density # 350 53rd
Diversity Index # 213 71st
Median Household Income # 498 33rd
Per Capita Income # 449 39th

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