Oakman, Alabama

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Oakman, Alabama

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High Points

Oakman strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Oakman Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Oakman Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Oakman, Alabama

Comparing Oakman to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 4
Median Family Income 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 2
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 6
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4

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Oakman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles W of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Walker
Standard Zip Codes 35579
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.713
Longitude -87.388

Oakman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JASPER
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Distance 38.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
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Oakman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 944 100%
Male 455 48.2%
Female 489 51.8%
Under 18 273 28.9%
18+ 671 71.1%
65+ 125 13.2%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.02
White 752 79.7%
African-American 185 19.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.7%

Estimated Oakman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 948
Growth 4
Growth % 0.4%

Oakman Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 40.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
Irish 11.6%
English 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
German 2.2%
Dutch West Indian 1.3%
African 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
French Canadian 1%
Italian 0.8%
Dutch 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakman 944 $31,964
Berry 1,238 $26,083
Carbon Hill 2,071 $25,556
Cordova 2,423 $24,896
Jasper 14,052 $43,674
Kansas 260 $24,167
Parrish 1,268 $26,193
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Oakman High Schools (2004)

10699 MAIN ST
Serves 385 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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