Oak Island, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 7,789 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.5%
 
Males: 3,721  (47.8%)
Females: 4,068  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

59.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28465.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,325 (it was $40,496 in 2000)
Oak Island:

$63,325
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,965 (it was $23,964 in 2000)

Oak Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $283,532 (it was $115,500 in 2000)
Oak Island:

$283,532
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $274,012; detached houses: $321,304; townhouses or other attached units: $202,966; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,978; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,294; mobile homes: $110,030

Median gross rent in 2017: $984.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oak Island: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.6%
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  • Races in Oak Island, NC (2010)
    • 6,50695.9%White alone
    • 961.4%Hispanic
    • 681.0%Two or more races
    • 440.6%Black alone
    • 390.6%American Indian alone
    • 190.3%Asian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Oak Island, North Carolina as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oak Island is 835 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Oak Island by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.5)
2
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(51.1)
3
(35.9)
2
(23.8)
3
(35.8)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.5)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.5)
4
(51.1)
9
(107.7)
7
(83.4)
4
(47.8)
3
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(364.8)
20
(255.4)
22
(263.3)
14
(166.7)
24
(286.6)
22
(259.2)
16
(227.6)
23
(325.6)
20
(273.3)
20
(253.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
151
(2,040)
138
(1,762)
182
(2,178)
161
(1,917)
80
(955.2)
120
(1,414)
152
(2,162)
73
(1,033)
113
(1,544)
82
(1,040)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
201
(2,715)
154
(1,966)
208
(2,490)
245
(2,918)
196
(2,340)
150
(1,767)
164
(2,333)
177
(2,506)
193
(2,638)
144
(1,827)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(121.6)
14
(178.8)
13
(155.6)
3
(35.7)
8
(95.5)
8
(94.3)
5
(71.1)
3
(42.5)
5
(68.3)
7
(88.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.9)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.2)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)338.2374.6426.1331.2268.4258.5295.9279.3273.7229.1

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City-data.com crime index in Oak Island, NC

Crime rate in Oak Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (20.7%), English (12.8%), German (11.0%), Irish (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (8.2%), Italian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 7.97 square miles.

Population density: 978 people per square mile   (low).

Oak Island, North Carolina map

235 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This town:

3.0%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,244 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,857 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 78.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -992 (-12.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 831 (25.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Oak Island, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oak Island, NC in 2017
Oak Island satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 129 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2014: 127 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2015: 198 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2016: 218 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2017: 332 buildings, average cost: $201,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Oak Island, NC residents
Average permit cost in Oak Island, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Oak Island, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Utilities (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.7%)
  • Utilities (8.8%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.0%)
Most common occupations in Oak Island, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Electricians (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Oak Island, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO
Air Quality Index
Carbon Monoxide Level

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 Oak Island 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 Oak Island 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 the city 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 17, 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Oak Island:

Marital status in Oak Island, NC
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Oak Island:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oak Island
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Brunswick County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brunswick 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%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oak Island:

46.8%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oak Island:

40.8%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Oak Island:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oak Island:

23.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oak Island:

37.6%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Oak Island:

49.8%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Oak Island:

72.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oak Island, NC Residents
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
Other and Unallocable 37$121,516$39,4115$6,306
Police Protection - Officers 23$42,723$22,2901$695
Firefighters 20$31,987$19,1925$2,936
Sewerage 15$29,841$23,8730$0
Financial Administration 11$17,605$19,2050$0
Parks and Recreation 9$14,031$18,70816$11,536
Streets and Highways 7$10,306$17,6670$0
Other Government Administration 5$10,343$24,8230$0
Solid Waste Management 4$4,838$14,5140$0
Water Supply 1$1,166$13,9921$4,827
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 132$284,356$25,85128$26,300

Oak Island government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,528,000 ($324.56)
    Water Utilities: $1,182,000 ($151.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $418,000 ($53.67)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $5,071,000 ($651.05)
    Regular Highways: $2,446,000 ($314.03)
    Water Utilities: $2,198,000 ($282.19)
    Police Protection: $1,879,000 ($241.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,841,000 ($236.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,739,000 ($223.26)
    General - Other: $1,615,000 ($207.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,482,000 ($190.27)
    Liquor Stores: $1,458,000 ($187.19)
    Police Protection: $1,346,000 ($172.81)
    Central Staff Services: $1,319,000 ($169.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,240,000 ($159.20)
    Sewerage: $1,008,000 ($129.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $952,000 ($122.22)
    Regular Highways: $882,000 ($113.24)
    Liquor Stores: $858,000 ($110.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $492,000 ($63.17)
    General Public Buildings: $487,000 ($62.52)
    General - Other: $461,000 ($59.19)
    Health Services - Other: $439,000 ($56.36)
    Water Utilities: $432,000 ($55.46)
    General Public Buildings: $322,000 ($41.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $264,000 ($33.89)
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000 ($19.13)
    Health - Other: $117,000 ($15.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,638,000 ($723.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.77)
    Other - Health: $4,000 ($0.51)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $7,000 ($0.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,338,000 ($171.78)
    Sewerage: $270,000 ($34.66)
    Police Protection: $144,000 ($18.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000 ($10.66)
    Central Staff: $76,000 ($9.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($8.47)
    Health - Other: $54,000 ($6.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($3.85)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($2.95)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($2.95)
    General Public Building: $19,000 ($2.44)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($1.41)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,310,000 ($424.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $142,000 ($18.23)

Oak Island government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,156,000 ($1560.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $851,000 ($109.26)
    Other: $343,000 ($44.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $307,000 ($39.41)
    Other: $262,000 ($33.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($7.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $329,000 ($42.24)
    General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($2.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,136,000 ($145.85)
    Other: $1,047,000 ($134.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $952,000 ($122.22)
    General Revenue - Other: $142,000 ($18.23)
    Rents: $101,000 ($12.97)
    Sale of Property: $86,000 ($11.04)
    Interest Earnings: $77,000 ($9.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $73,000 ($9.37)
    Special Assessments: $42,000 ($5.39)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($1.28)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,145,000 ($403.77)
    Liquor Stores: $1,629,000 ($209.14)
    Water Utilities: $534,000 ($68.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,217,000 ($156.25)
    General Local Government Support: $437,000 ($56.10)
    Highways: $347,000 ($44.55)
    General Support: $240,000 ($30.81)
  • Tax - Property: $6,735,000 ($864.68)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,459,000 ($187.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,068,000 ($137.12)
    Other: $302,000 ($38.77)
    Other License: $294,000 ($37.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $143,000 ($18.36)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($5.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $24,000 ($3.08)

Oak Island government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,647,000 ($15232.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $117,684,000 ($15109.00)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other - Other: $6,222,000 ($798.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Other: $5,261,000 ($675.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,189,000 ($409.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,226,000 ($285.79)
    Issue, Unspecified - Other - Other: $1,200,000 ($154.06)
    Retired Unspecified - Other - Other: $239,000 ($30.68)
    Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $206,000 ($26.45)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($19.64)
    Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($6.80)

Oak Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $487,000 ($62.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,521,000 ($1479.14)
    Cash and Deposits: $4,340,000 ($557.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $668,000 ($85.76)

10.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.43% ($44,184 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.38% ($103,478)
from Horry County, SC  0.33% ($99,755)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.46% ($47,612 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.41% ($46,963)
to Wake County, NC  0.23% ($60,952)

Businesses in Oak Island, NC

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

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.)
Oak Island fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Oak Island fatal accident list:

May 4, 2015 01:19 PM, Sr-211, Lat: 33.909150, Lon: -78.108753, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 2011 08:13 PM, E Oak Island Dr, Lat: 33.920428, Lon: -78.138972, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 7, 2010 11:26 PM, Sr-133, Lat: 33.921997, Lon: -78.072453, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 25, 2008 06:58 PM, E Oak Island Dr, Country Club Dr, Lat: 33.908890, Lon: -78.074080, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 23, 2008 10:26 AM, Sr-133, Lat: 33.915660, Lon: -78.073050, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 2005 06:25 PM, E Oak Island Dr, Se 1st St, Lat: 33.913480, Lon: -78.102100, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 551ft / 168mTotal length
  • 26,230Total average daily traffic
  • 1,832Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,260Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Oak Island)

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2013, 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: 02/05/2019, Expiration Date: 02/18/2029, Certifier: David Kelly, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, 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:

2
  • LONG BEACH, 4621 E Oak Island Drive (Lat: 33.912944 Lon: -78.115889), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Call Sign: WPNA581,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Certifier: Mary Jo Peed, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St, Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2017, 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, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2015, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (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 in Oak Island, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oak Island, NC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 37. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 63 took place in 2012, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oak Island, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.4%), and Outside Fires (36.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oak Island, NC
    • 30952.4%Structure Fires
    • 21336.1%Outside Fires
    • 396.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 294.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oak Island, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oak Island, NC
  • 90.4%Electricity
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oak Island, NC
  • 83.4%Electricity
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood


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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sweden (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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