Oak Island, Texas

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Population in 2010: 363.
Males: 172  (47.4%)
Females: 191  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  53.6 years
Texas median age:  34.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $73,787
Oak Island:

$73,787
TX:

$55,653

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,943

Oak Island CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $168,988
Oak Island:

$168,988
TX:

$152,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $193,381; Detached houses: $214,230; Townhouses or other attached units: $182,281; Mobile homes: $70,242; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,991
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  • Races in Oak Island, TX (2010)

    Oak Island races chart
    • 21158.1%White alone
    • 8022.0%Hispanic
    • 6417.6%Asian alone
    • 51.4%Black alone
    • 30.8%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oak Island: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (9.5%), English (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Oak Island:

  • High school or higher: 54.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Oak Island CDP:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

110 residents are foreign born

This place:

37.8%
Texas:

16.6%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baytown, TX (17.6 miles , pop. 66,430).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (42.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Anahuac, TX (2.7 miles ), Beach City, TX (3.3 miles ), Cove, TX (3.6 miles ), Bolivar Peninsula, TX (3.8 miles ), Old River-Winfree, TX (4.1 miles ), Baytown, TX (4.2 miles ), Mont Belvieu, TX (4.2 miles ), Morgan's Point, TX (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 29.66 N, Longitude: 94.69 W

Oak Island household income distribution Oak Island home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (50%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Tornado activity:

Oak Island-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/12/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Oak Island place center killed 8 people and injured 200 people.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 tornado 31.6 miles away from the place center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Island-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from Oak Island center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 427.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 176.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Oak Island center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chambers County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Oak Island:

  • BAYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ANAHUAC, TX)
  • ANAHUAC HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ANAHUAC, TX)
  • INNOVATIVE HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; ANAHUAC, TX)
  • SHILOH GROUP LIVING CENTER I (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)
  • OLIVE LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)

airports located in Oak Island:

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

  • Lee College (about 18 miles; Baytown, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,278)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 25 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 26 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 26 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)
  • College of the Mainland (about 27 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • Alvin Community College (about 38 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • University of Houston (about 40 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 31,888)

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

Chambers 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 4.32. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.32
U.S.:

74.67

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.310. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.310
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.63
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 50.4%
(43.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

34.7
Texas average:

14.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oak Island CDP (based on Chambers County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,40528
Catholic3,9263
Mainline Protestant2,1699
Other32
Black Protestant-1
None24,593-
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: 10
Chambers County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Chambers County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Chambers County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Chambers County:

28.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

15.7%

9.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.81%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  5.06% ($55,038 average AGI)
from Liberty County, TX  0.80% ($52,510)
from Jefferson County, TX  0.62% ($47,115)


10.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  5.16% ($41,180 average AGI)
to Liberty County, TX  0.60% ($44,961)
to Jefferson County, TX  0.60% ($36,920)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Island:

  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: SALT OF THE EARTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Island:

  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTB (101.5 FM; CRYSTAL BEACH, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Island:

  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Shady Glen Between Loneoak & Meredino Dr (Lat: 29.650778 Lon: -94.669083), Call Sign: WZX325, Licensee ID: L00885533
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHzGrant Date: 09/22/2004, Expiration Date: 06/12/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2014Registrant: Thornton Marine Service Inc, Winnie, TX 77665, Phone: (409) 296-4814
  • Oak Island, E. Side Hwy16, 11.5km S Jct Hwy 1518/1601, 2.4kmw (Lat: 29.129972 Lon: -98.590528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WPEI404
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.3200 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/1999, Expiration Date: 08/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2004, Certifier: David L GrubbsRegistrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 North Glebe Rd. #1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2214, Fax: (703) 558-0523, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OAKS, E Side Hwy 16, 11.5 Km S Jct Hwy 1518/1604, 2.4 Km W (Lat: 29.129972 Lon: -98.590528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WPUC269
    Assigned Frequencies: 6795.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/10/2012, Expiration Date: 02/01/2022, Certifier: Darrell KlimitchekRegistrant: Allgeier Martin & Associates Inc, 2820 S Range Line Road, Joplin, MO 64803-2627, Phone: (417) 624-5703, Fax: (417) 624-7558, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Oak Island compared to Texas state average:

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