Oakland, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Oakland had a population of 897 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Oakland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 897
Daytime Population: Workers 314
Daytime Population: Residents 536
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 897
Population in Familes 738
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,086
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,318
Average Household Income $53,707
Per Capita Income $22,666


Total Housing Units 420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $72,015
Average Home Value $83,966


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.07%
Households 0.04% 0.0%
Families -0.1% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 # 745 46th
Population Density # 705 49th
Diversity Index # 1112 19th
Median Household Income # 1029 25th
Per Capita Income # 1085 21st

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