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"Sailing Capital of North Carolina"

Oriental is a town in Pamlico County, in the New Bern metro area.

The community was named for the ship Oriental, which sank near here in 1862

The latitude of Oriental is 35.030N. The longitude is -76.693W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 831.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,794
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oriental demographic reports
Oriental is on the Neuse River at the mouth of Smith Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Smith's Creek
Louis Midyette took shelter in the harbor here during a storm and later founded the town

The town, a busy port in the early 1900s, sagged after the depression. Sailing buffs discovered the area in the 1960s, bringing a resurgence

Local festivals include:
  • Croaker Festival - July 6-8, 2007
  • Folk Festival - Nov. 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oriental web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oriental demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pamlico County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28571 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Oriental residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oriental ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oriental was $25,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Oriental residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oriental, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,067.


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Newspapers in Oriental include Pamlico News

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Pamlico County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oriental political report.

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The average commute time for Oriental workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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