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Population (year 2000): 6,571
Males: 3,205 (48.8%), Females: 3,366 (51.2%)

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Median resident age: 49.2 years
Median household income: $40,496 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Oak Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (19.4%), United States (17.5%), German (14.3%), Irish (10.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%), Scottish (4.1%).Island, North Carolina

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 8.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Oak Island

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Island town

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

1.8% Foreign born


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Wilmington, (26.0 miles pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (136.2 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (468.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: James, NC St. (2.6 miles Beach, NC Caswell (4.9 miles NC (7.2 miles Varnamtown, NC Southport, (7.6 miles Spring Lakes, NC (10.0 miles Boiling Bald Head Island, NC (10.3 miles) , Bolivia, NC (10.6 miles) , Beach, NC Holden (10.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2000: 124 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2001: 172 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2002: 246 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 306 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2004: 388 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2005: 279 buildings, average cost: $166,300

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 78.13 W


Industries providing employment: Construction (16.7%), Educational,health and social services (16.6%), Retail trade (11.4%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,564 (-23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 813 (27.3%)


 

Crime in Oak Island by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 0 1 3
    per 100,000 60.9 0.0 15.2 45.7
Robberies 2 1 2 1
    per 100,000 30.4 15.2 30.4 15.2
Assaults 17 27 16 17
    per 100,000 258.7 410.9 243.5 258.7
Burglaries 160 119 196 93
    per 100,000 2434.9 1811.0 2982.8 1415.3
Thefts 202 232 198 170
    per 100,000 3074.1 3530.7 3013.2 2587.1
Auto thefts 21 17 20 16
    per 100,000 319.6 258.7 304.4 243.5
404.2 375.4 417.6 296.6

Average climate in Oak Island, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oak Island-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/9/1950, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the Oak Island city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/17/1965, a category 3 tornado 37.5 miles away from the city center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Oak Island:
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; SUPPLY, NC)
  • WILMINGTON TREATMENT CENTER (about 26 miles; WILMINGTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oak Island:
  • WILMINGTON INTL (about 29 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; ID: ILM)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 58 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; ID: MYR)
  • ALBERT J ELLIS (about 72 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; ID: OAJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oak Island:
  • BRUNSWICK COUNTY (about 5 miles; OAK ISLAND, NC; ID: SUT)
  • OCEAN ISLE (about 21 miles; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; ID: 60J)
  • GRAND STRAND (about 42 miles; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; ID: CRE)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 3 $9,007 $36,028 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $15,735 $31,470 7 $7,864
Water Supply 6 $17,194 $34,388 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $28,915 $34,698 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,725 $22,900 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $37,056 $31,762 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 25 $68,530 $32,894 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   1 $332
Health 5 $14,192 $34,060 8 $6,974
Other and Unallocable 20 $47,568 $28,540 6 $11,528
Financial Administration 10 $27,580 $33,096 0 $0
Totals for Government 102 $271,501 $31,941 22 $26,699
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Island:
  • CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,550)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON (about 28 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 8,996)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 55 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 4,067)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 91 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,806)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)

Rivers and creeks: Beaverdam Creek (A), Lockwoods Folly River (B).

Park in Oak Island: Robin Schusta Park (1).

Beach: Long Beach (A).


Oak Island compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Island:
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Island:
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Oak Island:
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)

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