Oak Island, North Carolina

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Oak Island, North Carolina
Ocean View United Methodist Church and the Oak Island Water Tower
Ocean View United Methodist Church and the Oak Island Water Tower
Location of Oak Island, North Carolina
Location of Oak Island, North Carolina
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°54′59″N 78°7′50″W / 33.91639°N 78.13056°W / 33.91639; -78.13056
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyBrunswick
Area
 • Total9.1 sq mi (23.6 km2)
 • Land8.0 sq mi (20.6 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total6,571
 • Density824.8/sq mi (318.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
28461, 28465
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-48345[1]
GNIS feature ID1848160[2]

Oak Island, North Carolina is a town mostly on Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach and the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell) in Brunswick County, North Carolina; a small part of the town extends onto the mainland north of the island's bridge. 6,571 people lived there at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1999 by the consolidation of the towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach. Its main industry is tourism; the town has about 30,000-40,000 people in the summer.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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