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Oakland City, Indiana
City
Oakland City, Indiana.jpg
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Columbia
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,429
 • Estimate (2012) 2,426
 • Density 2,149.6/sq mi (830.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47660
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-55710
GNIS feature ID 0440470
Interstate Highways I-69.svg
Major State Roads Indiana 57.svgIndiana 64.svgIndiana 357.svg

Oakland City is the third-largest community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States, after the city of Princeton and the town of Fort Branch. It is the home of Oakland City University. The population was 2,429 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Evansville, Indiana, Metropolitan Area.

History

Oakland City was laid out and platted in 1856. It was likely named for the presence of oak trees. The Oakland City post office was established in 1860.

The William M. Cockrum House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Geography

Oakland City is located at 38°20′17″N 87°20′50″W / 38.33806°N 87.34722°W / 38.33806; -87.34722 (38.337953, -87.347356).

According to the 2010 census, Oakland City has a total area of 1.132 square miles (2.93 km2), of which 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2) (or 99.82%) is land and 0.002 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.18%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 731
1890 1,524 108.5%
1900 1,991 30.6%
1910 2,370 19.0%
1920 2,270 −4.2%
1930 2,842 25.2%
1940 3,068 8.0%
1950 3,539 15.4%
1960 3,016 −14.8%
1970 3,289 9.1%
1980 3,301 0.4%
1990 2,810 −14.9%
2000 2,588 −7.9%
2010 2,429 −6.1%
Est. 2015 2,430 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,429 people, 973 households, and 568 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,149.6 inhabitants per square mile (830.0/km2). There were 1,157 housing units at an average density of 1,023.9 per square mile (395.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 973 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.6% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 16.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,588 people, 1,031 households, and 642 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,352.6 people per square mile (908.4/km²). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 1,069.0 per square mile (412.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.60% White, 0.73% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 1,031 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 16.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,532, and the median income for a family was $37,440. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $24,602 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,806. About 7.6% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


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