The median income of Oak Island residents was an inflation-adjusted $30,765 per year. Oak Island had 3,605 households in 2017, with a population of 7,400.
The city with the highest median resident income in the state was Bald Head Island. Bald Head Island's median income was $71,458 per year after adjusting for inflation – $40,693 more than Oak Island. It had 130 households in 2017 and a population of 225.
Misenheimer had the lowest annual resident income among cities in North Carolina, with a median income of only $3,213 per year. That was $27,552 less than the median income in Oak Island at the time. Misenheimer had 111 households in 2017 and a population of 723.
The table below shows the top 100 cities ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.