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Oakland, Tennessee
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Nickname(s): 
"The Crossroads of North America"
Location of Oakland in Fayette County, Tennessee.
Location of Oakland in Fayette County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 10.14 sq mi (26.28 km2)
 • Land 10.11 sq mi (26.19 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
381 ft (116 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,623
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,345
 • Density 825.26/sq mi (318.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38060
Area code(s) 901
FIPS code 47-54920
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.Reasons for this population boom, are the cities/counties low taxes, its low crime rate, and the 4 lane expansion of U.S. Highway 64 in the early 1990s. Oakland is one of the safest cities in the state to live in.

Geography

Oakland is located in west-central Fayette County at 35°13′36″N 89°31′5″W / 35.22667°N 89.51806°W / 35.22667; -89.51806 (35.226744, -89.518171). U.S. Route 64 is the main highway through town, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to 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.

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 66
1930 237
1940 251 5.9%
1950 236 −6.0%
1960 306 29.7%
1970 353 15.4%
1980 472 33.7%
1990 392 −16.9%
2000 1,279 226.3%
2010 6,623 417.8%
2019 (est.) 8,345 26.0%
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2020 census

Oakland Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 6,109 68.36%
Black or African American 2,046 22.9%
Native American 6 0.07%
Asian 79 0.88%
Other/Mixed 395 4.42%
Hispanic or Latino 301 3.37%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 8,936 people, 3,100 households, and 2,490 families residing in the town.

Economy

In June 2007, although much smaller in population than its counterparts, Oakland had the highest number of building permits issued for any suburb in the Memphis metropolitan area, including Southaven and Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Collierville, Tennessee. Retail stores make up most of the commercial business. Large retail stores located in Oakland, Include Walmart, Kroger, and Walgreens. RING Container Technologies - a plastic fabrication company - is headquartered in Oakland. Back in the early 20th century, Oakland was home to Tennessees largest egg factory, as well as a large Christmas Tree farm. Oakland has a golf course called, "The Fair Oaks Golf Course" . It has been open since 2000.

See also

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