Statewide Claims to Fame

Oak Island is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - White

Oak Island is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

Oak Island is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Oak Island is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Home median value

Oak Island, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 7,003 105th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 18.5 43rd 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 366.3 140th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 3.7% 142nd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 13.8% 142nd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 24.5% 8th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.3% 37th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.1% 69th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 96.7% 1st 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.6% 145th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 42nd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.3% 142nd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 58th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.2% 137th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.4% 145th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 95.9% 1st 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 50.9% 114th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.8% 124th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 8,686 44th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 7.5% 120th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 3,337 94th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 72.8% 41st 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $295,600 13th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.1 140th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $26,511 49th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $46,596 64th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 7.5% 119th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Oak Island Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,126 76th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $38,160 111th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $4,649 108th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $8,627 105th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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