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The Town of Oaktown had a population of 650 as of July 1, 2016. Oaktown 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 Oaktown is located at latitude 38.8717 and longitude -87.4412 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oaktown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 476 feet.

The Town of Oaktown (GNIS ID: 2396827) 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 Town of Oaktown is located within Township of Busseron, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oaktown 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 Oaktown: Oak Station.

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


Total Population 650
Population in Households 629
Population in Familes 494
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 2,387
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $73,058
Average Home Value $74,415


Median Household Income $41,725
Average Household Income $53,039
Per Capita Income $21,774
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.31%
Households 1.21% 0.36%
Families 2.16% 0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Oaktown, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oaktown 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 # 430 37th
Population Density1 # 64 91st
Diversity Index2 # 437 36th
Median Household Income # 496 27th
Per Capita Income # 427 37th

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