Oakland, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Oakland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Oakland had a population of 1,584 as of July 1, 2018. Oakland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 41.3076 and longitude -95.3965 in Pottawattamie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Pottawattamie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The City of Oakland (GNIS ID: 2395289) 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 Belknap, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pottawattamie 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, 2018.

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Oakland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,584
Population in Households 1,527
Population in Familes 1,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 1,113
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $58,752
Average Household Income $73,551
Per Capita Income $29,760


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 431 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $118,860
Average Home Value $149,128


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 420
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% 0.49%
Households 0.42% 0.51%
Families 0.38% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Oakland, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 198 80th
Population Density # 239 76th
Diversity Index # 289 71st
Median Household Income # 365 64th
Per Capita Income # 422 58th

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