Oak Island employment information

IndexOak IslandNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$30,462$25,608$28,555
Median household income$47,761$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,002$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$42,608$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$29,348$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,046$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate6.3%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level8.1%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Oak Island is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Oak Island is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Oak Island is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Oak Island is 48% lower than the national average.

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Oak Island median earnings by income bracket

Oak Island employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry30.8%0.8%
Manufacturing sector2.4%1.1%
Financial & insurance services3.3%5.3%
Wholesale & retail services10.7%20.9%
Public administration1.7%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.5%0.5%
Education, health & social services14.6%24.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bald Head Island, NC179$96,00079%
St. James, NC3,704$89,51967%
Caswell Beach, NC450$74,21939%
Kure Beach, NC2,388$73,97738%
Holden Beach, NC880$68,28128%
Oak Island, NC7,051$47,76111%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Corbin, KY7,051$32,71339%
Seward, NE7,050$58,2619%
Cortland, OH7,050$60,24213%
Clover Creek, WA7,052$63,68219%
Archbald, PA7,053$50,4476%
Oak Island, NC7,051$47,76111%
Source: The Oak Island, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.