Oakland, Illinois

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Oakland, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Oakland, Illinois

Comparing Oakland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Oakland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles S of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Coles
Standard Zip Codes 61943
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.653
Longitude -88.026

Oakland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 42.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
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Oakland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 996 100%
Male 485 48.7%
Female 511 51.3%
Under 18 260 26.1%
18+ 736 73.9%
65+ 168 16.9%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.86
White 987 99.1%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.9%

Estimated Oakland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 943
Growth -53
Growth % -5.3%

Oakland 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 24.6%
German 19%
English 18.6%
Irish 15.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Dutch 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Italian 2.5%
Scottish 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
British 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
French Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakland 996 $38,167
Ashmore 809 $42,337
Brocton 322 $31,500
Hindsboro 361 $36,023
Kansas 842 $34,318
Newman 956 $34,250
Redmon 199 $45,500
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Oakland High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 378
Serves 121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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