Oaktown, IN 47561 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 47561: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oaktown, IN 47561

Acceptable Alternative
Emison, IN 47561

Not Acceptable, USPS
Busseron, IN 47561
Widner, IN 47561

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 43
  • Single Family Addresses: 439
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Knox County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.851, Longitude -87.415
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 47561 has segments in 2 Counties (Knox, Sullivan).

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Oaktown, IN 47561 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,785
Population in Households 1,746
Population in Familes 1,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $89,100
Average Home Value $112,257


Median Household Income $49,703
Average Household Income $59,272
Per Capita Income $23,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% -0.03%
Households 0.51% -0.03%
Families 0.3% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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 47561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 47561 to the other 786 ZIP Codes 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 # 491 38th
Population Density1 # 741 6th
Diversity Index2 # 674 14th
Median Household Income # 442 44th
Per Capita Income # 405 49th

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