Oakland, Mississippi

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Oakland, Mississippi

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Oakland Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Oakland Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Oakland Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Oakland, Mississippi

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Male Share of the Population 6 9
Female Share of the Population 5 2
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 2 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Short Commute Times 2 1
Working at Home 1 4


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

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Oakland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 76 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Yalobusha
Standard Zip Codes 38948
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.055
Longitude -89.916

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 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.7 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
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Oakland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 586 100%
Male 283 48.3%
Female 303 51.7%
Under 18 176 30%
18+ 410 70%
65+ 70 11.9%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.57
White 139 23.7%
African-American 445 75.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.4%

Estimated Oakland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 597
Growth 11
Growth % 1.9%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 89.7%
US/American 5.3%
English 1.5%
African 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Irish 0.6%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakland 586 $19,286
Charleston 2,198 $24,750
Coffeeville 930 $31,000
Courtland 460 $38,125
Crowder 766 $27,143
Pope 241 $30,000
Water Valley 3,677 $31,083
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