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Oakland, Kentucky
City
Location of Oakland, Kentucky
Location of Oakland, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Warren
Incorporated 1977
Named for its former oak trees
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 584 ft (178 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 260
 • Density 188.1/sq mi (72.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42159
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-57144
GNIS feature ID 0499732

Oakland is a home rule-class city in Warren County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 260 during the year 2000 U.S. Census. It is included in the Bowling Green metropolitan area.

History

In 1859, the city was named for its many oak trees by pioneer William Radford.

Geography

Oakland is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (37.041675, -86.249344). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 130
1910 257
1920 252 −1.9%
1930 217 −13.9%
1940 221 1.8%
1950 195 −11.8%
1960 148 −24.1%
1970 144 −2.7%
1980 264 83.3%
1990 202 −23.5%
2000 260 28.7%
2010 225 −13.5%
Est. 2015 233 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 260 people, 102 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 188.1 people per square mile (72.7/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 77.4 per square mile (29.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.08% White, 11.54% African American, and 0.38% from two or more races.

There were 102 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $45,938. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $24,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,762. About 3.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.7% of those sixty five or over.


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