Oak Island, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 7,216 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 
Males: 3,391  (47.0%)
Females: 3,825  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  54.4 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28465.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,283 (it was $40,496 in 2000)
Oak Island:

$48,283
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,530 (it was $23,964 in 2000)

Oak Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $254,278 (it was $115,500 in 2000)
Oak Island:

$254,278
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $240,029; Detached houses: $284,245; Townhouses or other attached units: $203,697; In 2-unit structures: $180,227; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,855; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,497; Mobile homes: $74,676; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,925

Median gross rent in 2013: $950.

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  • Races in Oak Island, NC (2013)

    Oak Island races chart
    • 6,80895.7%White alone
    • 1031.4%Black alone
    • 991.4%Two or more races
    • 811.1%Other race alone
    • 530.7%Hispanic
    • 130.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.1%Asian alone

Races in Oak Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oak Island: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (15.3%), Irish (14.4%), English (13.2%), German (11.3%), French (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 7.97 square miles.

Population density: 906 people per square mile   (low).

Oak Island,NC real estate house value index trend

Oak Island, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Oak Island:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Island town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

193 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.4% North America, 0.4% Asia).

This town:

2.6%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Oak Island, North Carolina as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oak Island to the number of sex offenders is 700 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,041 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,701 (0.7%)

Oak Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (24.6 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (134.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (451.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: St. James, NC (1.5 miles ), Midway, NC (2.0 miles ), Caswell Beach, NC (2.0 miles ), Varnamtown, NC (2.5 miles ), Southport, NC (2.5 miles ), Bald Head Island, NC (3.0 miles) , Holden Beach, NC (3.0 miles ), Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (3.1 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
  • 2006: 93 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2008: 66 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2012: 100 buildings, average cost: $162,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 78.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,349 (-18.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 679 (23.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Oak Island household income distribution Oak Island home values distribution

Crime rates in Oak Island by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 000002200000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.025.523.90.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 401304323203
per 100,000 59.90.014.642.40.051.135.923.835.823.60.042.5
Robberies 212114974301
per 100,000 29.914.729.214.113.551.1107.783.447.835.30.014.2
Assaults 172716172720221424221623
per 100,000 254.4397.5233.9240.2364.8255.4263.3166.7286.6259.2227.6325.6
Burglaries 160119196931511381821618012015273
per 100,000 2,394.11,752.12,865.11,314.32,040.01,762.02,178.31,917.4955.21,413.92,162.21,033.4
Thefts 202232198170201154208245196150164177
per 100,000 3,022.63,415.82,894.32,402.52,715.51,966.32,489.52,917.72,340.31,767.42,332.92,505.7
Auto thefts 211720169141338853
per 100,000 314.2250.3292.4226.1121.6178.8155.635.795.594.371.142.5
Arson 221210311011
per 100,000 29.929.414.628.313.50.035.911.911.90.014.214.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 451.6389.3436.1313.4362.4401.5456.6354.9287.7277.1317.1299.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oak Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 22 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Oak Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oak Island, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oak Island-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Oak Island town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 tornado 31.6 miles away from the town center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 129.3 miles away from Oak Island center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 147.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 250.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from Oak Island center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oak Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oak Island:

  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE / BRUNSWICK (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BOLIVIA, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LOCKWOOD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SUPPLY, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SHALLOTTE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)

Airports located in Oak Island:

Operable nuclear power plants near Oak Island:

  • 7 miles: Brunswick 1 and 2 in Southport, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Island:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 25 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 26 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 26 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 51 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 70 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 73 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)

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Notable locations in Oak Island: Oak Island Police Department (A), Yaupon Police Department (B), Caswell Beach Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Lockwoods Folly River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Oak Island: Robin Schusta Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Long Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Amuzu (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6012 East Oak Island Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Fish House Restaurant (5710 57th Place West) (1), Driftwood Motel (604 Ocean Drive) (2), Captain's Cove Motel (6401 East Oak Island Drive) (3), Blue Water Point Motel & Marina (5710 57th Place West) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Brunswick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.9%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Oak Island compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Oak Island (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Oak Island Branch at 8905 East Oak Island Drive, branch established on 1967/05/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Security Savings Bank, SSB: 4815 S.E. Oak Island Drive Branch at 4815 East Oak Island Drive, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $309.8 mil, Deposits: $250.1 mil, headquarters in Southport, NC, negative income in the last year, 11 total offices
  • Waccamaw Bank: Oak Island Branch at 8001 E Oak Island Drive, branch established on 2007/11/26. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $562.0 mil, Deposits: $492.7 mil, headquarters in Whiteville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oak Island, North Carolina:

  • Island Resort, 500 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465 , Phone: (910) 278-5644
  • Blue Water Point, 5710 57TH PL W, Oak Island, NC 28465 , Phone: (910) 278-1230, Fax: (910) 278-1212
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oak Island, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
North Carolina average:

12.4

Oak Island travel time to work - commute Oak Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oak Island town (based on Brunswick County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,122101
Mainline Protestant8,99524
Catholic5,7822
Black Protestant2,81219
Other1,5056
None69,215-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Brunswick County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Brunswick County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Brunswick County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Here:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Brunswick County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$17,605$19,2050$0
Other Government Administration 5$10,343$24,8230$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$42,723$22,2901$695
Firefighters 20$31,987$19,1925$2,936
Streets and Highways 7$10,306$17,6670$0
Solid Waste Management 4$4,838$14,5140$0
Sewerage 15$29,841$23,8730$0
Parks and Recreation 9$14,031$18,70816$11,536
Water Supply 1$1,166$13,9921$4,827
Other and Unallocable 37$121,516$39,4115$6,306
Totals for Government 132$284,356$25,85128$26,300

Oak Island government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,220,000 ($169.07)
    Sewerage: $507,000 ($70.26)
    Water Utilities: $217,000 ($30.07)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,704,000 ($236.14)
    Police Protection: $1,598,000 ($221.45)
    Sewerage: $1,598,000 ($221.45)
    Liquor Stores: $1,131,000 ($156.74)
    General - Other: $1,000,000 ($138.58)
    Regular Highways: $802,000 ($111.14)
    Water Utilities: $685,000 ($94.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $663,000 ($91.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $625,000 ($86.61)
    Natural Resources - Other: $611,000 ($84.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $570,000 ($78.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $503,000 ($69.71)
    General Public Buildings: $346,000 ($47.95)
    Health - Other: $122,000 ($16.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($6.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,338,000 ($185.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000 ($43.24)
    Police Protection: $170,000 ($23.56)
    Regular Highways: $152,000 ($21.06)
    Sewerage: $133,000 ($18.43)
    General - Other: $103,000 ($14.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $94,000 ($13.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($12.89)
    General Public Building: $64,000 ($8.87)
    Water Utilities: $57,000 ($7.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,582,000 ($634.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($24.94)

Oak Island government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,078,000 ($287.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $646,000 ($89.52)
    All Other: $205,000 ($28.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($14.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $232,000 ($32.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,826,000 ($253.05)
    All Other: $591,000 ($81.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,256,000 ($174.06)
    Interest Earnings: $462,000 ($64.02)
    Sale of Property: $121,000 ($16.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $61,000 ($8.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $31,000 ($4.30)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,253,000 ($173.64)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($109.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $383,000 ($53.08)
    Highways: $335,000 ($46.42)
    All Other: $272,000 ($37.69)
  • Tax - Property: $4,763,000 ($660.06)
    Other Selective Sales: $790,000 ($109.48)
    Other License: $322,000 ($44.62)
    NEC: $187,000 ($25.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $102,000 ($14.14)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $33,000 ($4.57)

Oak Island government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,609,000 ($638.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,328,000 ($599.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $281,000 ($38.94)

Oak Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,842,000 ($1779.66)

8.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($86 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.75% ($33,819 average AGI)
from Horry County, SC  0.31% ($28,933)
from Wake County, NC  0.24% ($62,191)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.39% ($30,360 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.42% ($27,790)
to Wake County, NC  0.26% ($40,871)

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)
  • 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)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

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.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 134m440ftTotal length
  • 19,300Total average daily traffic
  • 1,328Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,600Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Jennifer A Banasik, 4019 Long Beach Road (Lat: 33.931083 Lon: -78.070278), Type: 16.7, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 5712033383, Jennifer.Banasik@itt.Com, 12975 WORLDGATE DRIVE
  • Tony Capps, Caswell Beach Mw Bldg (Lat: 33.897806 Lon: -78.055278), Type: 19.2, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9195464472, Tony.Capps@pgnmail.Com, 100 E. DAVIE STREET
  • Tony Capps, Caswell Beach Mw Bldg (Lat: 33.897806 Lon: -78.055278), Type: 19.2, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9195464472, Tony.Capps@pgnmail.Com, 100 E. DAVIE STREET
  • Jennifer Banasik, 4019 Long Beach Road (Lat: 33.931083 Lon: -78.070278), Type: 16.7, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 5712033383, Jennifer.Banasik@itt.Com, 12975 WORLDGATE DRIVE
  • Richard Donaldson, Caswell Beach Mw Bldg (Lat: 33.897806 Lon: -78.055278), Type: 19.2, Structure height: 37019 m, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 7043824576, Richard.Donaldson@duke-Energy.Com, 401 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET
  • Stanley D Coleman, Caswell Beach Mw Bldg (Lat: 33.897806 Lon: -78.055278), Type: 19.2, Structure height: 37019 m, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 7043823360, Stanley.Coleman@duke-Energy.Com, 401 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 33.896333 Lon: -78.046917, Call Sign: WPXQ608
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.062 MHz, 466.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2003, Expiration Date: 05/21/2013, Certifier: John Batten
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • E Oak Island & Middleton (Lat: 33.920056 Lon: -78.160528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10.1 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY761
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: David Kelly
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • 300 Ft S Of Police Dept Btwn 46th & 47th (Lat: 33.912389 Lon: -78.116111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: WQQB750
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.35000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2012, Expiration Date: 10/18/2022, Certifier: Chris Gnapinski
    Registrant: Town Of Oak Island, 4601 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465, Phone: (910) 201-8044, Fax: (910) 278-1811, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OAK ISLAND, Lat: 33.915389 Lon: -78.132806, Call Sign: WQGY493
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2007, Expiration Date: 05/24/2017, Certifier: Jerry Walters
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Brunswick County Airport (Lat: 33.927778 Lon: -78.074167), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB3144, Licensee ID: L00182176
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.23300 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 04/28/2015
    Registrant: Brunswick County Airport, 4019 Long Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28461, Phone: (910) 457-6483, Fax: (910) 457-6040
  • Brunswick County Airport-4019 Long Beach Road (Lat: 33.928889 Lon: -78.072222), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WPZK748, Licensee ID: L00182176
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2004, Expiration Date: 02/02/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2009, Certifier: Howie Franklin
    Registrant: Brunswick County Airport, 4019 Long Beach Road, Oak Island, NC 28461, Phone: (910) 457-6483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oak Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oak Island)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$174,565107$197,016268$215,9108$108,963238$207,0072$105,245
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$08$312,71422$225,4642$90,09019$242,8360$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$177,18316$166,846105$262,3093$81,39074$264,6911$99,910
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$148,74018$178,11949$238,7471$46,03034$235,3170$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$160,5302$232,66020$208,7482$94,58015$178,7930$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$228,7303$222,8376$185,135
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$206,6701$263,2504$229,993
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$217,7851$250,3401$80,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$88,6901$76,3401$88,690
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$170,6400$01$170,640

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Oak Island

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oak Island, NC

Businesses in Oak Island, NC

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 3
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