Oriental, North Carolina Population 2024

902

Oriental is a city located in Pamlico County North Carolina. Oriental has a 2024 population of 902. Oriental is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 882 in 2020.

The average household income in Oriental is $75,725 with a poverty rate of 6.45%. The median age in Oriental is 68.7 years: 69.4 years for males, and 68.3 years for females.

Oriental Demographics

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

  • White: 92.98%
  • Two or more races: 5.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
630.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.27% (20)
The current population of Oriental, North Carolina is 902 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 882.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White90092.98%
Two or more races525.37%
Black or African American70.72%
Asian40.41%
Other race40.41%
Native American10.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oriental Population by Race

Oriental Population Pyramid 2024

Oriental Median Age

68.7

Total

69.4

Male

68.3

Female

Oriental Adults

There are 927 adults, (603 of whom are seniors) in Oriental.

Oriental Age Dependency

198.8

Age Dependency Ratio

186.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Oriental Sex Ratio

Female53755.48%
Male43144.52%

Oriental Population by Age

Oriental Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5711.78317
Married2872.297.62.4
Non Family2461.0467.932.1
Female342.1579.420.6
Male42.50100

2.15

Average Family Size

1.7

Average Household Size

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oriental Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade121.31%
Associates Degree10911.94%
Bachelors Degree23625.85%
Graduate Degree25928.37%
High School Graduate12313.47%
Less Than 9th Grade30.33%
Some College17118.73%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oriental Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oriental Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White856853481
2+ Races413410
Hispanic33262
Black720
Asian444
Other Race440
Native American110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Oriental Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,833$67,250$62,188
Graduate Degree$94,375$96,250$0
High School Graduate$3,594$3,281$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$34,205$47,679$32,083
Some College$0$47,857$16,250

$34,205

Average Earnings

$47,679

Average Male

$32,083

Average Female

Oriental Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oriental Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oriental Language

95.3% of Oriental residents speak only English, while 4.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Oriental Language

Oriental Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White893626.94%

6.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.93%

Male Poverty Rate

5.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oriental

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oriental is White, with 6.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oriental is White, with 6.94% 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 2.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.83%.

Oriental Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20%
High School14.63%
Some College11.07%
Bachelors or Greater2.02%

Oriental Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.95%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Oriental Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oriental Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$101,161$104,088
Households$51,563$75,725
Married Families$102,113$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,205$37,744

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oriental Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

73.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Oriental Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oriental Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Oriental Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oriental Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

174

Number of Veterans

170

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam93
First Gulf War27
Korea22
Second Gulf War6
World War II0

Oriental Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7491
75+48
55 to 6431
35 to 544
18 to 340

Oriental Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White16619.08%
Asian4100%
Other Race4100%

Oriental Veterans by Race

Oriental Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oriental Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

25.9%

Labor Force Participation

25.6%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Oriental Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oriental Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oriental 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

23.45%

Born in Oriental

95.97%

Native Born

4.03%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

2.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.97% of Oriental residents were born in the United States, with 23.45% having been born in North Carolina. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oriental Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202992750.54%
202892250.55%
202791750.55%
202691250.55%
202590750.55%
202490250.56%
2023897131.47%
2022884-1-0.11%
202188530.34%
2020882263.04%
201985620.23%
2018854-3-0.35%
2017857-10-1.15%
2016867-3-0.34%
2015870-12-1.36%
201488200%
2013882-11-1.23%
2012893-15-1.65%
201190891%
201089900%

Oriental Population by Year