Oak Island, NC 28465 ZIP Code Profile


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: 253
  • PO Box Addresses: 376
  • Residential Addresses: 5,845
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,845

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

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Oak Island, NC 28465 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,756
Population in Households 7,753
Population in Familes 6,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 783
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $55,269
Average Household Income $81,604
Per Capita Income $38,784


Total Housing Units 10,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,605 (24.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,080 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,826 (64.9%)
Median Home Value $341,356
Average Home Value $402,649


Total Households 3,685
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 2,356
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 2.15% 2.38%
Households 2.14% 2.36%
Families 1.98% 2.26%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

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

The table below compares 28465 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 358 54th
Population Density # 139 82nd
Diversity Index # 741 5th
Median Household Income # 165 79th
Per Capita Income # 71 91st

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