Oak Ridge, North Carolina

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina

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High Points

Oak Ridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Oak Ridge Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oak Ridge College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Oak Ridge People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Oak Ridge Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Oak Ridge Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Oak Ridge, North Carolina

Comparing Oak Ridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Oak Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Guilford
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27310
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.173
Longitude -79.989

Oak Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
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Oak Ridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,988 100%
Male 1,972 49.4%
Female 2,016 50.6%
Under 18 1,183 29.7%
18+ 2,805 70.3%
65+ 294 7.4%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.15
White 3,728 93.5%
African-American 168 4.2%
Asian 29 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.3%
Other 25 0.6%
Mixed Race 27 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 1.3%

Estimated Oak Ridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,196
Growth 208
Growth % 5.2%

Oak Ridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 23.7%
US/American 19.2%
German 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Irish 9.3%
Scotch-Irish 5%
Italian 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Dutch 1.9%
European 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
British 0.4%
African 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oak Ridge 3,988 $82,070
Jamestown 3,088 $77,549
Kernersville 17,126 $52,266
Stokesdale 3,267 $58,185
Summerfield 7,018 $79,433
Walkertown 4,009 $53,679
Walnut Cove 1,465 $41,250
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