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Oakland, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Oakland had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 34.0558 and longitude -89.9151 in Yalobusha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yalobusha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 351 feet.

The Town of Oakland (GNIS ID: 2407027) 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 Town of Oakland is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yalobusha 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, 2016.

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Oakland, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 490
Population in Households 490
Population in Familes 395
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 359
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $56,667
Average Home Value $115,582


Median Household Income $27,866
Average Household Income $49,097
Per Capita Income $20,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.16% -0.87%
Households -1.11% -0.79%
Families -1.42% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oakland, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 269 26th
Population Density1 # 239 34th
Diversity Index2 # 176 52nd
Median Household Income # 269 26th
Per Capita Income # 98 73rd

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