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Oakland, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Oakland had a population of 933 as of July 1, 2016. Oakland ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 39.6578 and longitude -88.0268 in Coles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Coles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Oakland (GNIS ID: 2395288) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oakland is located within Township of East Oakland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oakland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 933
Population in Households 933
Population in Familes 769
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,129
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 398
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $69,203
Average Home Value $79,719


Median Household Income $43,521
Average Household Income $52,099
Per Capita Income $21,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.36%
Households 0.66% 0.25%
Families 0.59% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oakland, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 735 46th
Population Density1 # 684 50th
Diversity Index2 # 1130 17th
Median Household Income # 1002 27th
Per Capita Income # 1060 23rd

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