Oak Ridge, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 6,917 (69% urban, 31% rural).
Population change since 2000: +73.4%
Males: 3,438  (49.7%)
Females: 3,479  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27310.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $123,970 (it was $74,609 in 2000)
Oak Ridge:

$123,970
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $47,727 (it was $29,346 in 2000)

Oak Ridge town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $347,689 (it was $202,400 in 2000)
Oak Ridge:

$347,689
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $408,557; detached houses: $407,566

Median gross rent in 2017: $869.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oak Ridge: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.6%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Oak Ridge, NC (2017)
    • 5,01873.2%White alone
    • 6539.5%Black alone
    • 6078.9%Asian alone
    • 2734.0%Hispanic
    • 1111.6%American Indian alone
    • 1121.6%Two or more races
    • 200.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oak Ridge is 1,685 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (17.0%), English (8.2%), Italian (7.5%), European (6.8%), German (3.8%), Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1998

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 472 people per square mile   (low).

Oak Ridge, North Carolina map

631 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This town:

9.2%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,878 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,152 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (10.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (373.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stokesdale, NC (2.2 miles ),
Summerfield, NC (2.4 miles ),
Kernersville, NC (2.6 miles ),
Hampstead, NC (2.8 miles ),
Fairfield, NC (3.2 miles ),
Walkertown, NC (3.2 miles ),
Greensboro, NC (3.3 miles ),
Jamestown, NC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 79.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Distribution of median household income in Oak Ridge, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oak Ridge, NC in 2017
Oak Ridge satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Oak Ridge, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Oak Ridge, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (6.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (9.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.2%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Engineers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Oak Ridge, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oak Ridge, North Carolina average temperatures Oak Ridge, North Carolina average precipitation Oak Ridge, North Carolina humidity Oak Ridge, North Carolina wind speed Oak Ridge, North Carolina snowfall Oak Ridge, North Carolina sunshine Oak Ridge, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.0. This is about average.

City:

73.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.704. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.704
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.65
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Oak Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Oak Ridge town center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1985, a category F3 tornado 14.9 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Oak Ridge center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from Oak Ridge center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 224.2 miles away from Oak Ridge center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Guilford County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oak Ridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oak Ridge:

  • GUILFORD III (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SUMMERFIELD, NC)
  • PINEY GROVE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; KERNERSVILLE, NC)
  • FORSYTH GROUP HOME #1 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KERNERSVILLE, NC)
  • FORSYTH GROUP HOME #2 (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BELEWS CREEK, NC)
  • FRIENDS HOMES WEST (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • GUILFORD II (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)
  • FRIENDS HOMES AT GUILFORD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENSBORO, NC)

Airports located in Oak Ridge:

Amtrak stations near Oak Ridge:

  • 12 miles: GREENSBORO (2603 OAKLAND AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: HIGH POINT (100 W. HIGH ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: WINSTON-SALEM (127 S. CHERRY ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Guilford College (about 8 miles; Greensboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,211)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 12 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (about 13 miles; Jamestown, NC; FT enrollment: 13,068)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 14 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • High Point University (about 14 miles; High Point, NC; FT enrollment: 4,240)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 15 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)
  • Wake Forest University (about 17 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)

Private high school in Oak Ridge:

  • OAK RIDGE MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 53, Location: 2317 OAK RIDGE RD, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Oak Ridge:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Moravia Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oak Ridge include: Central Church (A), Fairview Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lenio Dam (A), Foglemans Lake (B), Linville Lake (C), Bailes Old Millpond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Beaver Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oak Ridge and their reported violations in the past:

OAK RIDGE SWIM CLUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
OAK RIDGE FIRST BAPT CH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
GAS TOWN NO 3 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
VILLAGE STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
UNION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

87.0%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.3%
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 Ridge (2011 data):

  • Bank of Oak Ridge: Bank Of Oak Ridge at 2211 Oak Ridge Road, branch established on 2000/04/10. Info updated 2009/04/07: Bank assets: $351.9 mil, Deposits: $317.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Oak Ridge Branch at 8002 Marketplace Drive, branch established on 2011/08/08. 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
  • Bank of North Carolina: Oak Ridge Branch at 8000 Linville Road, branch established on 2002/06/18. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $2,453.6 mil, Deposits: $2,119.0 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Oak Ridge:

Marital status in Oak Ridge, NC
  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Oak Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oak Ridge, NC (based on Guilford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant113,377411
Mainline Protestant74,143178
Catholic20,2287
Black Protestant16,25544
Other14,16439
Orthodox5404
None252,345-
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: 100
Here:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 57
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 182
Guilford County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 416
This county:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Guilford County:

27.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.9%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

59.7%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Oak Ridge:

27.8
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oak Ridge:

19.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.9%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oak Ridge:

33.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

64.8%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.0%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oak Ridge, 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 Government Administration 7$9,843$16,8740$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,681$56,1723$5,393
Totals for Government 8$14,524$21,7863$5,393

Oak Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $348,000 ($50.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000 ($43.37)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($2.02)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $105,000 ($15.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $85,000 ($12.29)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($4.63)
    Other: $7,000 ($1.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($2.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($2.02)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $366,000 ($52.91)
  • Tax - Property: $681,000 ($98.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $172,000 ($24.87)
    Other License: $5,000 ($0.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,680,000 ($387.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,457,000 ($355.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $223,000 ($32.24)

Oak Ridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,281,000 ($329.77)

6.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Guilford County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.58% ($63,018 average AGI)
from Alamance County, NC  0.38% ($38,768)
from Randolph County, NC  0.37% ($45,253)


6.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Guilford County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.74% ($43,253 average AGI)
to Davidson County, NC  0.40% ($40,082)
to Randolph County, NC  0.40% ($35,894)
Businesses in Oak Ridge, NC
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1UPS1
FedEx2Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Ridge:

  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCOG (1320 AM; 5 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WIST (790 AM; 3 kW; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: GHB RADIO, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTOB (1380 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Ridge:

  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WQFS (90.9 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: GUILFORD COLLEGE)
  • WIST-FM (98.3 FM; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: WEAM QUALITY RADIO CORP.)
  • WNAA (90.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: NC AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHPE-FM (95.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBFJ-FM (89.3 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUAG (103.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: U. OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Ridge:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Oak Ridge fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Oak Ridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.3mTotal length
  • 73,610Total average daily traffic
  • 7,278Total average daily truck traffic
  • 147,220Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oak Ridge, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oak Ridge, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Oak Ridge)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8325 Linville Rd (Lat: 36.172361 Lon: -79.999750), Call Sign: KIU960,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.2400 MHz, 46.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/24/2023, Registrant: County Of Guilford, 1002 Meadowood St, Greensboro, NC 27409-2822, Phone: (336) 641-6546, Fax: (336) 641-3327, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CAR2724, 3751 Bunch Road (Lat: 36.177389 Lon: -79.967278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQHG244,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2007, Expiration Date: 07/20/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2009, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri, Registrant: Fibertower Corporation, 1667 K Street Nw, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Fax: (202) 315-3415, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oak Ridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Oak Ridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED12$192,26337$272,570174$231,4305$99,3524$171,4702$110,105
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$276,37513$205,7321$43,7901$47,1000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$132,4104$201,58331$241,2132$66,7101$253,9401$109,690
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$119,3504$266,30031$245,9262$119,0651$144,7901$74,720
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$188,8307$239,0740$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0159.00 , 0160.03, 0162.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$305,2167$271,329
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$221,020
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$137,8400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0159.00 , 0160.03, 0162.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oak Ridge, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oak Ridge, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 50 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oak Ridge, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.9%), and Outside Fires (42.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oak Ridge, NC
    • 16844.9%Structure Fires
    • 15842.2%Outside Fires
    • 338.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 154.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oak Ridge, NC
Most common first names in Oak Ridge, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1779.6 years
James1472.9 years
William1268.8 years
Charles1175.3 years
Ruth1079.1 years
Robert1070.5 years
John973.1 years
Bessie681.3 years
Dorothy682.9 years
Frances579.2 years
Most common last names in Oak Ridge, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1377.1 years
Watkins874.3 years
Howerton774.3 years
Holt772.4 years
Stafford788.9 years
Whitaker778.0 years
Beeson681.9 years
Brendle679.3 years
Parrish673.5 years
Crutchfield583.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oak Ridge, NC
  • 47.1%Electricity
  • 40.8%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oak Ridge, NC
  • 58.3%Electricity
  • 23.5%Wood
  • 16.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Oak Ridge compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Oak Ridge on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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