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The Village of Oakford had a population of 272 as of July 1, 2016. Oakford 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 Oakford is located at latitude 40.1009 and longitude -89.9653 in Menard County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Oakford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Menard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Village of Oakford (GNIS ID: 2399542) 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 Village of Oakford is located within Oakford Number 9 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Menard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakford 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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Oakford, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 272
Population in Households 272
Population in Familes 225
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,093
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $76,064
Average Home Value $130,495


Median Household Income $54,202
Average Household Income $62,329
Per Capita Income $26,421
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.8% -0.6%
Households -0.54% -0.52%
Families -0.19% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.59%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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.

Oakford, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakford 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 # 1123 18th
Population Density1 # 710 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1352 1st
Median Household Income # 610 55th
Per Capita Income # 612 55th

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