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Oakland City, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Oakland City had a population of 2,296 as of July 1, 2016. Oakland City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland City is located at latitude 38.338 and longitude -87.3491 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 463 feet.

The City of Oakland City (GNIS ID: 2395292) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oakland City is located within Township of Columbia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland City: Oakland.

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Oakland City, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,296
Population in Households 2,060
Population in Familes 1,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density1 2,273
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 913
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 562
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 610 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $76,275
Average Home Value $87,049


Median Household Income $33,929
Average Household Income $42,433
Per Capita Income $18,707
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.16%
Households -0.41% -0.18%
Families 0.55% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oakland City, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland City to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 203 70th
Population Density1 # 83 88th
Diversity Index2 # 285 59th
Median Household Income # 643 6th
Per Capita Income # 606 11th

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