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Oak Island
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade C
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Oak Island is a town in North Carolina with a population of 8,564. Oak Island is in Brunswick County. Living in Oak Island offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Island there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Oak Island and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Oak Island are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,285
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    44.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    11.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    402
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    826.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    28%
  • 65+ years
    37%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Oak Island

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,513
National
$75,149

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