Oakland City, Indiana

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Oakland City is the second-largest city but third-largest community in Gibson County, Indiana, after the city of Princeton and the town of Fort Branch It is the home of Oakland City University. The population was 2,588 at the 2000 census.



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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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