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People

Total Population 1,969
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 667
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.6%
Median Earnings25+ $30,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,917

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,083
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $559
Median House Value $85,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.7%
Irish 3.5%

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

Oberlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Allen
Standard Zip Codes 70655
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.62
Longitude -92.762

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 FIRE TOWER
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 66.9 inches
Station EUNICE
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Station JENNINGS
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basile 1,852 $33,333
Elizabeth 555 $42,614
Elton 1,278 $40,398
Kinder 2,870 $42,017
Oakdale 7,722 $45,521
Reeves 266 $57,969

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

Oberlin Public Libraries

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Allen Parish Library
320 SOUTH SIXTH STREET
Oberlin, Louisiana
(337) 639-4315
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Oberlin High Schools

OBERLIN HIGH SCHOOL
1 TIGER LANE
337-639-4341
Serves 264 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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