Oakland, Tennessee facts for kids
|Nickname(s): "The Crossroads of North America"|
Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee
|• Total||10.29 sq mi (26.64 km2)|
|• Land||10.25 sq mi (26.56 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)|
|Elevation||381 ft (116 m)|
|• Estimate (2015)||7,488|
|• Density||730/sq mi (281.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1296176|
Oakland is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. In 2010 the population of the town was 6,623, a gain of 417.8% since 2000, for the largest gain of any municipality in the tri-state area of Memphis TN-MS-AR.
Oakland is located in west-central Fayette County at Somerville, the county seat, and west 32 miles (51 km) to downtown Memphis. Tennessee Routes 194 and 196 are north-south state highways in Oakland.(35.226744, -89.518171). U.S. Route 64 is the main highway through town, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to
According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2010 the town had a total area of 10.3 square miles (26.6 km2), compared to a total area in 2000 of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2). The town limits have expanded north and south of the original town center, and especially to the west along US 64, extending 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to nearly reach the Shelby County line.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,279 people, 510 households, and 401 families residing in the town. The population density was 354.9 people per square mile (137.2/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 153.7 per square mile (59.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.47% White, 16.50% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.
There were 510 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $51,823, and the median income for a family was $56,786. Males had a median income of $35,870 versus $23,929 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,365. About 4.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
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