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The Town of Oaktown had a population of 654 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oaktown: Oak Station.

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Oaktown, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 654
Daytime Population: Workers 138
Daytime Population: Residents 373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 511
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 631
Population in Familes 494
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 2,402
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $42,259
Average Household Income $54,518
Per Capita Income $22,419


Total Housing Units 297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $77,254
Average Home Value $80,491


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 0.24%
Households 1.09% 0.36%
Families 1.78% 0.11%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

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, 2017 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 # 423 38th
Population Density # 62 91st
Diversity Index # 399 41st
Median Household Income # 514 25th
Per Capita Income # 441 35th

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