Oak Island, North Carolina Population 2020

8,488
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Oak Island is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,488, it is the 100th largest city in North Carolina and the 3456th largest city in the United States. Oak Island is currently growing at a rate of 2.51% annually and its population has increased by 25.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,783 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Oak Island has a population density of 455 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oak Island is $85,126 with a poverty rate of 7.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,076 per month, and the median house value is $258,300. The median age in Oak Island is 59 years, 58.9 years for males, and 59 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males.

Oak Island Demographics

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

  • White: 98.02%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Two or more races: 0.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oak Island, North Carolina is 8,488, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,072.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,783.

Oak Island, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,46198.02%
Some Other Race851.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.66%
Two or More Races160.21%
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Oak Island Population Pyramid 2020

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Oak Island Median Age

59


Total

58.9


Male

59


Female

Oak Island Adults

There are 6,841 adults, (2,455 of whom are seniors) in Oak Island.

Oak Island Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

56

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Island Sex Ratio

Female

3,904

51.29%

Male

3,708

48.71%

Oak Island Households and Families

Oak Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oak Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All78.4%21.6%
Non Family73.5%26.5%
Male61.9%38.1%
Female61%39%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6302.178.4
Married2,0662.4383.9
Non Family1,2681.2773.5
Female2543.2461
Male423.5561.9

2.44

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Oak Island Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade871.33%
9th to 12th Grade2914.44%
High School Graduate1,47722.52%
Some College1,57424.00%
Associates Degree6239.50%
Bachelors Degree1,50422.93%
Graduate Degree1,00215.28%
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Oak Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3766,0662,496
Hispanic152846
Other Race85176
Native American2626
Multiple Races444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,093$43,933$27,017
Less Than High School$22,429$22,297$27,639
High School Grad$27,109$41,378$20,897
Some College$31,364$34,157$22,201
Bachelors Degree$46,528$104,394$34,609
Graduate Degree$43,333$57,727$35,658

$33,093

Average Earnings

$43,933

Average Male

$27,017

Average Female

Oak Island Language

Oak Island Language by Age

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Oak Island Language

96.87% of Oak Island residents speak only English, while 3.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Oak Island Poverty

Oak Island Poverty by Race

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7.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.09%

Male Poverty Rate

9.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Island is White, with 7.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Island is White, with 7.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.32%.

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Name Poverty
High School12.66%
Some College9.01%
Less Than High School6.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.47%
Female Employed3.56%
Male Employed3.21%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Oak Island Income

Oak Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,778$85,126
Families$78,283$98,500
Married Families$83,689-
Non Families$44,018$55,951
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Oak Island Marital Status

Oak Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Island Married by Age and Sex

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Oak Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oak Island Marital Status by Race

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Oak Island Veterans

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853

Number of Veterans

791

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam365
First Gulf War114
Second Gulf War71
Korea65
World War II20
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74353
75+221
35 to 54158
55 to 64121
18 to 34
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Oak Island Veterans by Education

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13.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Island Employment Status

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49.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.56%

Born in North Carolina

97.78%

Native Born

2.22%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.78% of Oak Island residents were born in the United States, with 44.56% having been born in North Carolina. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,4882082.51%
20198,2802082.58%
20188,0722923.75%
20177,7802082.75%
20167,5722042.77%
20157,3681472.04%
20147,2211371.93%
20137,0841361.96%
20126,948660.96%
20116,882640.94%
20106,8182470.37%
20006,5710.00%