Oakland, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Oakland had a population of 1,248 as of July 1, 2015. Oakland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 41.8351 and longitude -96.467 in Burt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Oakland (GNIS ID: 838169) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2015.

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Oakland, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,248
Population in Households 1,211
Population in Familes 980
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 1,345
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 536
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $81,051
Average Home Value $95,054


Median Household Income $51,903
Average Household Income $61,858
Per Capita Income $26,625
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.23%
Households 0.29% -0.07%
Families 0.28% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.

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Oakland, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 91 84th
Population Density1 # 136 77th
Diversity Index2 # 326 44th
Median Household Income # 243 58th
Per Capita Income # 237 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.