Oak Ridge, situated in Guilford County, is a town made up of 15.5 square miles.
August 23, 2017
Oak Ridge was founded in the 1800s, but didn't see any major development until the 1990s. It was incorporated in 1998.
The median resident age in Oak Ridge is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $110,000 making it about $62,000 more than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $44,000. The average price for a home in Oak Ridge is about $335,000 (2015) which is $175,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Oak Ridge is 84% White, 6% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 9% other. 96% of the population are high school graduates, with 48% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 70% are married, 6% are divorced, 2% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 17% that have never been married.
Oak Ridge belongs to Guilford County in the northern part of North Carolina. The county is named after Francis North, who's title was the Earl of Guilford. It was home of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse during the American Revolution.
It was also a stop for the Underground Railroad, and was home to the Greensboro Massacre in 1979. The county is part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area.
Guilford County has a population of 517,600, and its largest city Greensboro, which has a population of 285,300, is the county seat.
Guilford County borders Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph counties.
Guilford County is made up of 658 square miles. 646 of which is land with the remaining 12 as water.
The population of Oak Ridge, NC is about 6,200. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Oak Ridge, NC is 948 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Oak Ridge, NC is 27310.
The area code for Oak Ridge, NC is 336.
Historically speaking Oak Ridge and Guilford County have voted mostly Democrat, with 58% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.
This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, barring the 2000 election, in which the area voted Republican.
As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.
The unemployment rate for Oak Ridge is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Manufacturing, retail, and technical services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Northwest Observer is the primary newspaper that covers the Guilford County area.