Oak City, NC

Oak City, situated in Martin County, is a small town made up of half a square mile.

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The median resident age in Oak City is 46 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Oak City is about $78,000 (2015) which is $82,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Oak City is 59% Black, 38% White, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 74% of the population are high school graduates, with 4% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 6% are divorced, 6% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 33% that have never been married.

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Martin County

Oak City belongs to Martin County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Josiah Martin (last royal governor of North Carolina), and was formed from parts of Tyrrell and Halifax counties. Martin County has a population of 24,500 and it's largest city Williamston, with a population of 5,500, is the county seat. The Martin County Courthouse is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Martin County borders Halifax, Edgecombe, Bertie, Pitt, Washington, and Martin Counties.

Martin County is made up of 462 square miles. 461 of which is land with the remaining one square mile as water.


The population of Oak City, NC is about 300. The population has overall seen a decrease since the 1960s.


The elevation of Oak City, NC is 79 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Oak City, NC is 27857.

Area Code

The area code for Oak City, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Oak City and Martin County have voted mostly Democrat, with 52% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. Prior to the 2004 and 2000 elections, the area primarily voted Democrat.

As of 2010, 50% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Oak City is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Martin County Enterprise and Weekly Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Martin County area.



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