Oak Island, NC 28465 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28465: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oak Island, NC 28465

Acceptable Alternative
Caswell Beach, NC 28465

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fort Caswell, NC 28465
Ft Caswell, NC 28465
Long Beach, NC 28465
Sunny Point Mil Ocean, NC 28465
Sunny Point Military Ocean T, NC 28465
Yaupon Beach, NC 28465

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.916, Longitude -78.133
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 257
  • PO Box Addresses: 419
  • Residential Addresses: 5,719
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,719

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Oak Island, NC 28465 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,573
Daytime Population: Workers 1,557
Daytime Population: Residents 4,196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,753
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 7,569
Population in Familes 5,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 759
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,891
Average Household Income $74,810
Per Capita Income $35,006


Total Housing Units 9,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,472 (24.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,070 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,408 (64.4%)
Median Home Value $338,644
Average Home Value $402,336


Total Households 3,542
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,259
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 2.11% 2.33%
Households 1.88% 2.28%
Families 1.67% 2.15%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Oak Island, NC 28465 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28465 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 365 53rd
Population Density # 143 82nd
Diversity Index # 743 5th
Median Household Income # 201 74th
Per Capita Income # 86 89th

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