Oakland, Iowa

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Oakland, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Oakland, Iowa

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Oakland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles E of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51560
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.309
Longitude -95.396

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 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
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Oakland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,487 100%
Male 710 47.7%
Female 777 52.3%
Under 18 362 24.3%
18+ 1,125 75.7%
65+ 322 21.7%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,464 98.5%
African-American 8 0.5%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Oakland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,460
Growth -27
Growth % -1.8%

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
German 33.3%
US/American 10.5%
Irish 10.4%
English 10.1%
Danish 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Swedish 2.8%
Dutch 2.7%
Italian 2.7%
Scottish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Polish 2%
Norwegian 1.3%
European 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Sudanese 1%
Northern European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakland 1,487 $48,092
Avoca 1,610 $45,000
Carson 668 $50,000
Hancock 207 $37,500
Henderson 171 $49,688
Macedonia 325 $39,792
Minden 564 $49,583

Oakland Public Libraries

Eckels Memorial Library
"206 S HIGHWAY, BOX 519"
Oakland, Iowa
(712) 482-6668

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Serves 242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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