Oak City, North Carolina Population 2024

259

Oak City is a city located in Martin County North Carolina. Oak City has a 2024 population of 259. Oak City is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -3.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 269 in 2020.

The average household income in Oak City is $51,666 with a poverty rate of 4.76%. The median age in Oak City is 49 years: 45.5 years for males, and 57.1 years for females.

Oak City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oak City was:

  • Black or African American: 76.67%
  • White: 20.95%
  • Other race: 2.38%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
258.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.72% (-10)
The current population of Oak City, North Carolina is 259 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 269.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American32276.67%
White8820.95%
Other race102.38%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Oak City Population by Race

Oak City Population Pyramid 2024

Oak City Median Age

49

Total

45.5

Male

57.1

Female

Oak City Adults

There are 369 adults, (131 of whom are seniors) in Oak City.

Oak City Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

55

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak City Sex Ratio

Female21751.67%
Male20348.33%

Oak City Population by Age

Oak City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1882.2336.263.8
Female721.948.391.7
Non Family591.0852.547.5
Married384.395050
Male192.5863.236.8

2.71

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

36.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oak City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade318.64%
Associates Degree318.64%
Bachelors Degree185.01%
Graduate Degree82.23%
High School Graduate17849.58%
Less Than 9th Grade267.24%
Some College6718.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oak City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oak City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black2782236
White716920
Hispanic14140
Other Race10100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.17%.

Oak City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$32,576$6,613
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$23,826$29,286$0
Some College$29,464$27,500$43,125

$23,826

Average Earnings

$29,286

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Oak City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oak City Language

96.93% of Oak City residents speak only English, while 3.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Oak City Language

Oak City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black322195.9%
White8411.19%

4.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.94%

Male Poverty Rate

5.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak City is Black, with 5.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak City is White, with 1.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.57%.

Oak City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.04%
Some College5.1%
High School1.69%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Oak City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed2.56%
Female Unemployed0%

Oak City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$58,393$58,449
Households$57,769$51,666
Married Families$51,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,750$36,266

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oak City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

23.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oak City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oak City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oak City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

18

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War5
Korea3
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
World War II0

Oak City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 747
75+5
18 to 344
35 to 541
55 to 641

Oak City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White912.68%
Black93.13%

Oak City Veterans by Race

Oak City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Oak City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oak City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oak City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.33%

Born in Oak City

97.62%

Native Born

2.38%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.62% of Oak City residents were born in the United States, with 83.33% having been born in North Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Oak City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029248-2-0.8%
2028250-2-0.79%
2027252-3-1.18%
2026255-2-0.78%
2025257-2-0.77%
2024259-3-1.15%
2023262-1-0.38%
2022263-3-1.13%
2021266-3-1.12%
2020269-17-5.94%
2019286-3-1.04%
2018289-1-0.34%
2017290-5-1.69%
2016295-2-0.67%
2015297-2-0.67%
2014299-3-0.99%
2013302-3-0.98%
2012305-5-1.61%
2011310-4-1.27%
201031400%

Oak City Population by Year