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Welcome to Oriental ...

The coastal town of Oriental is located in Pamlico County<1>.

The location of Oriental has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oriental has a population of 856 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oriental.

Oriental is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Oriental lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oriental is within the boundaries of the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oriental had an population of 856 people. This is a decrease of 4.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oriental had a population of 900 people (which is 6.85% of the total population of Pamlico County). This makes Oriental the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 900 people, the population of Oriental increased 2.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 875 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oriental.

Communities Also Named Oriental ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Oriental - they are located in California, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oriental.

Communities near Oriental ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oriental.

  • Havelock [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
    • Havelock [Craven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Oriental
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
  • Bayboro [Pamlico County]
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    • Bayboro [Pamlico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Oriental
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayboro<6>
  • Alliance [Pamlico County]
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    • Alliance [Pamlico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Oriental
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alliance<6>
  • Grantsboro [Pamlico County]
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    • Grantsboro [Pamlico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Oriental
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsboro<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arapahoe [Pamlico County]
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      • Arapahoe [Pamlico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Oriental
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arapahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arapahoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arapahoe<6>
    • Aurora [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Beaufort County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Oriental
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<6>
    • Minnesott Beach [Pamlico County]
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      • Minnesott Beach [Pamlico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Oriental
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesott Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesott Beach
    • Stonewall [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Pamlico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Oriental
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Vandemere [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandemere
      • Vandemere [Pamlico County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Oriental
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandemere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandemere
    • Mesic [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesic
      • Mesic [Pamlico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Oriental
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesic

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oriental. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oriental.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oriental. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oriental.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oriental. See our Newspapers Page for Oriental.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oriental ...

Looking for more information about Oriental? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oriental, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oriental.

Adding Oriental to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oriental in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oriental was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oriental on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oriental on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Pamlico County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oriental. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pamlico County: www.co.pamlico.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Pamlico, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oriental.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oriental - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oriental) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oriental. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrientalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oriental. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0343, Longitude: -76.6820       In this case, the coordinates for Oriental have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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