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Living In Oak Island, NC

The small town of Oak Island, North Carolina is home to just over 7,000 people. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (32%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 51, are notably older than most cities in North Carolina. Just 26% of residents rent in Oak Island, as most own their homes. At $999 a month, the average rent is slightly above the state average.

Oak Island residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 37% of commuters, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Oak Island has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 21% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Oak Island residents work in one of two industries: retail and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 13% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. Oak Island workers bring in an average annual income of just over $74,000, around $7,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Oak Island's average income, however, is roughly on par with the national average of $73,345.


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What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Oak Island?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Oak Island is $1,075

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