Oakboro, situated in Stanly County, is a small town made up of two square miles.
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The town was originally named Big Lick, as it was established near a mineral deposit known as a "salt lick".
The name was changed to Furr Town in the early 1900s, and would later assume its modern name by 1915.
The median resident age in Oakboro is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $61,000 making it about $13,000 more than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Oakboro is about $158,000 (2013) which is only $2,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $750 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Oakboro is 73% White, 15% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 11% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 22% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 65% are married, 6% are divorced, 2% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.
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Oakboro belongs to Stanly County in the center part of North Carolina. The County, named after John Stanly, is part of the Albemarle, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Stanly County has a population of 60,000 and its largest city Albemarle, with a population of 16,000, is the county seat.
The area which is now Stanly County used to home to tribes of Mound Builders and hunter-gatherers whose relics have dated to 10,000 years ago. In the mid 1800's a large amount of European settlers arrived; some seeking religious freedom. The County was formed from part of Montgomery County in 1841.
Stanly County borders Rowan, Montgomery, Davidson, Anson, Union, and Cabarrus Counties.
Stanly County is made up of 405 square miles. 395 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.
The population of Oakboro, NC is about 1,800. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1970's.
The elevation of Oakboro, NC is 518 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Oakboro, NC is 28129.
The area codes for Oakboro, NC are 704 and 980.
Historically speaking Oakboro and Stanly County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 33% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 65% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Oakboro is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%. Production, construction, and maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Stanly News and Press is the primary newspaper that covers the Stanly County area.