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Light Oak, North Carolina
Light Oak, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Light Oak, North Carolina
Light Oak, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cleveland
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
837 ft (255 m)
 • Total 691
 • Density 481/sq mi (185.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-38170
GNIS feature ID 1867431

Light Oak is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 691 at the 2010 census.


Light Oak is located in southeastern Cleveland County at 35°17′31″N 81°28′30″W / 35.29194°N 81.47500°W / 35.29194; -81.47500 (35.291913, -81.474882). It is bordered on the west and south by the city of Shelby, the Cleveland County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), all of it land.


2020 census

Light Oak racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 163 23.39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 492 70.59%
Asian 1 0.14%
Other/Mixed 30 4.3%
Hispanic or Latino 11 1.58%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 697 people, 388 households, and 218 families residing in the CDP.

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