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Oakboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Oakboro had a population of 1,912 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oakboro is located at latitude 35.2283 and longitude -80.3341 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The Town of Oakboro (GNIS ID: 2407023) 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 Oakboro is located within Township of Big Lick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakboro: Furr City.

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


Total Population 1,912
Daytime Population: Workers 845
Daytime Population: Residents 958
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,803
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,912
Population in Familes 1,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 778
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $52,896
Average Household Income $64,597
Per Capita Income $25,479


Total Housing Units 837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $150,338
Average Home Value $165,570


Total Households 734
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 540
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 0.39% 0.39%
Households 0.42% 0.41%
Families 0.05% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

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, 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 # 327 56th
Population Density # 313 58th
Diversity Index # 490 34th
Median Household Income # 167 78th
Per Capita Income # 260 65th

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