Oakland, Nebraska

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Oakland, Nebraska

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 19% Oakland Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Oakland, Nebraska

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 4
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 7
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Oakland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles S of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Burt
Standard Zip Codes 68045
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.835
Longitude -96.466

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 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station BLAIR
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
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Oakland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,367 100%
Male 626 45.8%
Female 741 54.2%
Under 18 331 24.2%
18+ 1,036 75.8%
65+ 389 28.5%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,349 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Oakland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,298
Growth -69
Growth % -5%

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 37.4%
Swedish 23.9%
US/American 7.5%
English 5.6%
Danish 4.5%
Irish 3.7%
Dutch 2.8%
Norwegian 2.6%
Czech 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Italian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakland 1,367 $42,938
Bancroft 520 $36,667
Craig 241 $31,023
Lyons 963 $35,625
Tekamah 1,892 $41,688
Uehling 275 $39,821
West Point 3,660 $38,702

Oakland Public Libraries

Oakland Public Library
Oakland, Nebraska
(402) 685-5113

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Oakland Hospitals

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(402) 685-5601
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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