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Oak Island is a town in Brunswick County, in the Wilmington metro area.

The latitude of Oak Island is 33.916N. The longitude is -78.161W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,965.


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Median household income
Local
$40,496
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oak Island demographic reports
Settlement began with construction of the Oak Island Lighthouse in 1889

Formed by the merger of two communities - Long Beach and Yaupon Beach

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Wildlife: Sea turtles are protected through an annual program in which local volunteers move nests to safer locations


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15% of Oak Island residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oak Island ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Island was $23,964, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Oak Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oak Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $585.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.


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Libraries in Oak Island include G. V. Barbee Branch ... View libraries

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Brunswick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Island political report.

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The average commute time for Oak Island workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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