Oak Island, North Carolina 

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Population

8,735

+8.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$47,761

Median Home Price

$356,900

Median Age

57.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

5.0 / 7.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Oak Island, North Carolina

Beach city complex / college town - Northeast South Carolina on Atlantic Coast, 20 miles from North Carolina border. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Oak Island, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Oak Island, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Beaches and recreation
Entertainment
Job growth
Cons
Tourist sprawl
Arts and culture
Crime rates


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QUICK FACTS

City: Oak Island
Zip Codes: 28465
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Oak Island is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oak Island jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Oak Island's cost of living is 3.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Oak Island's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Brunswick county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.9% to 36.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Oak Island's population is 8,735 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Oak Island is Real Estate: $356,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.1%.

SCHOOLS
Oak Island public schools spend $9,287 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Oak Island. More Education



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Housing Market in Oak Island

It's a good time to buy in Oak Island. Home Appreciation is up 19.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Oak Island is $356,900.

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