Oakland, Iowa

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Oakland is a city located along the West Nishnabotna River in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,487. Formerly named Big Grove, Oakland is home to Nishna Heritage Museum. The artist Frank Tenney Johnson was born on his family's farm nearby in 1874.


Oakland is located at 41°18′31″N 95°23′44″W / 41.30861°N 95.39556°W / 41.30861; -95.39556 (41.308492, -95.395565)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.32% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,487 people, 600 households, and 397 families residing in the city. The population density was 986.7 people per square mile (380.2/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 421.3/sq mi (162.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.45% White, 0.54% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 600 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,961, and the median income for a family was $48,092. Males had a median income of $31,569 versus $22,902 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,205. About 4.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


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