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
  • County: Martin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.95, Longitude -77.257
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 23
  • PO Box Addresses: 158
  • Residential Addresses: 468
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 468

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 27857 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 27857 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Oak City, NC 27857 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 1,601
Population in Households 1,601
Population in Familes 1,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 21
Diversity Index1 56


Median Household Income $29,816
Average Household Income $44,027
Per Capita Income $19,277
Wealth Index3 39


Total Housing Units 863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $77,326
Housing Affordability Index2 210


Total Households 701
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 444
Average Family Size 3
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% -0.15%
Households 0.22% -0.14%
Families 0.05% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Oak City, NC 27857 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27857 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 643 18th
Population Density # 733 6th
Diversity Index # 265 66th
Median Household Income # 747 4th
Per Capita Income # 687 12th

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