Oakboro, NC Overview

One of the youngest of Stanly County‚Äôs municipalities, Oakboro was founded around the turn of the century in 1905 and incorporated in 1915.  Several thriving industries from textiles to woodworking have set the pace for Oakboro to become a community with a healthy and growing local economy.  The town is also home to a modern shopping plaza that adds many services and conveniences.  Residents can enjoy quiet neighborhoods and the pleasures of small-town living in close proximity to premier recreational amenities. Water sports, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, and horseback riding are popular pastimes in this panoramic Lower Piedmont region.  The community of Red Cross was only recently incorporated in 2002 and is situated at the crossroads of Highways 24/27 and 205 just three miles north of Oakboro.


Population Growth (since 2000)18%
Population Density (ppl / mile)752.00
Household Size (ppl)2.599
Households w/ Children30%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency41%
Median Year in Residency3.46

Housing Inventory

Oakboro, NC Housing Inventory 7614456656676566

Market Overview

26 listings with an estimated median price of $329,700

$0 - 100K1
$100K - 200K3
$200K - 300K8
$300K - 400K3
$400K - 500K4
$500K - 600K4
$700K - 800K1
$900K - 1M1
$1M - Max1
Property TypeCount
Single Family11
Lots and Land12

(Data as of 9/29/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Oakboro, NC Population Demographics

Total: 1,845


Median Age: 41.21

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Oakboro, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Oakboro, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Oakboro, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Oakboro, NC Highest Education Level Attained 41711778371491653124171177837149

Employment and Finance


Oakboro, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $49,026)

Oakboro, NC Income by dollar range 3946475851284717285410783732010210

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Oakboro, NC Crime

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