Oakland, Kentucky

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Oakland is a city in Warren County, Kentucky, USA. The population was 260 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Bowling Green, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1859, the city was named for its many oak trees by pioneer William Radford.[1]

Oakland was also the original name of Sharpe, Kentucky which had its name changed according to postal regulations.


Oakland is located at 37°2′30″N 86°14′58″W / 37.04167°N 86.24944°W / 37.04167; -86.24944 (37.041675, -86.249344)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 260 people, 102 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 188.1 people per square mile (72.7/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 77.4/sq mi (29.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.08% White, 11.54% African American, and 0.38% from two or more races.

There were 102 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $45,938. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $24,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,762. About 3.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.7% of those sixty five or over.


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