Oakham, Massachusetts

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Oakham, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Oakham Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Oakham People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Oakham Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Oakham College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Oakham, Massachusetts

Comparing Oakham to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 2
Well-Paid Single Women 8 2
Age of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 5
College Educated Adults 9 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Affordability of Rents 2 8
People Living Alone 1 1

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Oakham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01068
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.352
Longitude -72.045

Oakham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
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Oakham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,673 100%
Male 838 50.1%
Female 835 49.9%
Under 18 496 29.6%
18+ 1,177 70.4%
65+ 130 7.8%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.24
White 1,645 98.3%
African-American 6 0.4%
Asian 10 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1%

Estimated Oakham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,897
Growth 224
Growth % 13.4%

Oakham 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 20.2%
Irish 14.6%
English 13.5%
French (except Basque) 8.4%
French Canadian 7.3%
Polish 6.6%
Italian 6.3%
Swedish 3.6%
German 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Scottish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Russian 1.3%
Armenian 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Finnish 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Albanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakham 1,673 $63,487
Barre 5,113 $56,069
Hardwick 2,622 $54,667
New Braintree 927 $60,417
North Brookfield 4,683 $51,750
Paxton 4,386 $80,498
Rutland 6,353 $70,689

Oakham Public Libraries

Fobes Memorial Library
Oakham, Massachusetts
(508) 882-3372

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