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People

Total Population 1,890
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 29.8%
Employed Population 16+ 866
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $25,580
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,521
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,823

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,250
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.5%
Median Gross Rent $547
Median House Value $60,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 14.2%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oberlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 214 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 226 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 67749
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.818
Longitude -100.527

Oberlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OBERLIN
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 40 F
Apr Temp 35 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 92 F
Oct Temp 36 to 69 F
Annual Precip 22.5 inches
Station MCCOOK
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 21.6 inches
Station HOXIE
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 21.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Herndon 133 $56,250
Jennings 130 $63,750
Norcatur 185 $40,313

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oberlin Public Libraries

Library
Oberlin City Library
104 E. OAK
Oberlin, Kansas
(785) 475-2412

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Oberlin High Schools

DECATUR COMMUNITY JR/SR HIGH
605 E COMMERCIAL
785-475-2231
Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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