Oriental, North Carolina

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Oriental, North Carolina

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 1% trophy Oriental Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
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Top 8% Oriental College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Oriental, North Carolina

Comparing Oriental 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1

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Oriental Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles NE of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Pamlico
Standard Zip Codes 28571
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.03
Longitude -76.693

Oriental Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BAYBORO 3 E
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station AURORA 6 N
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
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Oriental Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 875 100%
Male 419 47.9%
Female 456 52.1%
Under 18 94 10.7%
18+ 781 89.3%
65+ 313 35.8%
Median Age 57.2
Average Family Size 2.38
White 794 90.7%
African-American 64 7.3%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.4%

Estimated Oriental Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 835
Growth -40
Growth % -4.6%

Oriental 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 21.2%
German 19.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
Irish 9.7%
US/American 9.2%
Scotch-Irish 5%
Scottish 5%
Italian 3%
Polish 2.5%
British 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Greek 1.6%
Swedish 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
West Indian 0.8%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oriental 875 $44,196
Alliance 781 $35,250
Arapahoe 436 $40,000
Bayboro 741 $35,769
Havelock 22,442 $37,000
Stonewall 285 $45,000
Vandemere 289 $40,556
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