Oakboro is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,162 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakboro is the 302nd largest community in North Carolina.
Of important note, Oakboro is also a town of artists. Oakboro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oakboro’s character.
Also of interest is that Oakboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Oakboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Oakboro is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oakboro’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Oakboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.39 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Oakboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Oakboro citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.21% of adults 25 and older in Oakboro have a college degree.
The per capita income in Oakboro in 2018 was $28,962, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,848 for a family of four. However, Oakboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oakboro is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oakboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oakboro include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Oakboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.