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Oak Island, North Carolina (NC) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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8.6% of Oak Island, NC residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 70.9% less than the poverty level of 14.7% across the entire state of North Carolina. Taking into account residents not living in families, 14.6% of high school graduates and 46.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 8.4% among disabled males and 9.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 30.3%. For comparison, it was 20.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Oak Island, NC

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Oak Island:

8.6%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Oak Island:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.5%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Oak Island:

8.4%
North Carolina:

14.8%
Disability rate in this town among poor males (it is 20.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Oak Island:

24.4%
North Carolina:

30.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Oak Island:

9.2%
North Carolina:

20.5%
Disability rate in this town among poor females (it is 24.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Oak Island:

26.7%
North Carolina:

32.2%

Renting rate in this town among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

30.3%
Residents above poverty level:

20.2%

Poverty by age in Oak Island, NC

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Oak Island
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Oak Island,NC (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.0%Under 5 years
  • 100.0%5 years
  • 0.0%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 0.0%18 to 24 years
  • 7.0%25 to 34 years
  • 20.0%35 to 44 years
  • 1.0%45 to 54 years
  • 11.0%55 to 64 years
  • 3.0%65 to 74 years
  • 7.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Oak Island
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Oak Island,NC (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 11.8%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 31.6%18 to 24 years
  • 14.5%25 to 34 years
  • 0.0%35 to 44 years
  • 11.8%45 to 54 years
  • 6.9%55 to 64 years
  • 3.6%65 to 74 years
  • 8.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Oak Island, NC
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Oak Island,NC (% below half of poverty level)
  • 10.3%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 0.0%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 8.7%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 8.5%18 to 24 years
  • 2.7%25 to 34 years
  • 4.7%35 to 44 years
  • 1.8%45 to 54 years
  • 1.2%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 6.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Oak Island, NC

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Oak Island, NC
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Oak Island, NC (%)
  • 8.7%White
  • 0.0%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 0.0%Other race
  • 0.0%2+ races
  • 0.0%Hispanic

  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Oak Island, NC (absolute numbers)
  • 663White
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 7.2%Below poverty level
  • 92.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Oak Island, NC

Children below poverty level:
Oak Island, North Carolina:

7.6%
State:

20.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Oak Island:

14.6%
North Carolina:

17.9%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Oak Island:

46.5%
North Carolina:

42.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 53.1%Married-couple family
  • 19.4%Male, no wife present
  • 27.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Oak Island not in families by work experience
  • 5.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 41.5%Worked part-time
  • 53.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 33.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 50.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 4.0%1999 to 2000
  • 12.4%1995 to 1998
  • 6.8%1990 to 1994
  • 32.8%1980 to 1989
  • 14.1%1970 to 1979
  • 29.9%1960 to 1969
  • 0.0%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 0.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 9.2%1999 to 2000
  • 19.1%1995 to 1998
  • 12.5%1990 to 1994
  • 26.8%1980 to 1989
  • 19.8%1970 to 1979
  • 9.6%1960 to 1969
  • 1.8%1950 to 1959
  • 0.6%1940 to 1949
  • 0.5%1939 or earlier
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