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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.
Formed by the merger of two communities - Long Beach and Yaupon Beach
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oak Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brunswick County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28465 ZIP code.
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.
19% of Oak Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oak Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $585. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Libraries in Oak Island include G. V. Barbee Branch ... View libraries
Brunswick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Island political report.
The average commute time for Oak Island workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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