Oakland, Oregon

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Oakland, Oregon
Oakland, Oregon.jpg
Downtown Oakland and cars of the local PT Cruiser Club
Douglas County Oregon Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Oakland Highlighted.svg
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°25′22″N123°17′49″W / 43.42278°N 123.29694°W / 43.42278; -123.29694 Coordinates: 43°25′22″N123°17′49″W / 43.42278°N 123.29694°W / 43.42278; -123.29694
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
Incorporated 1878
Government
   Mayor Bette Keehley [1]
Area
[2]
  Total0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
  Land0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
430 ft (131.1 m)
Population
 (2010) [3]
  Total927
  Estimate 
(2018) [4]
947
  Density1,297.26/sq mi (500.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97462
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-54000 [5]
GNIS feature ID1124923 [6]
Website www.oaklandoregon.org

Oakland is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States, located 2 miles (3 km) from Interstate 5. The population was 927 at the 2010 census. [7]

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History

Oakland was the first city to be placed on the state's historic register, in May 1968. The city's two-block business district consists of the original brick buildings built in the 1880s and 1890s. Stearns Hardware has been in operation since 1887. Over 80 properties in the city were constructed between 1852 and 1890. The Oakland Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March 1979.

Several films have been shot in Oakland, including Fire in the Sky , Didi's Last Wish, [8] and Grand Tour: Disaster in Time .

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), all of it land. [9] Calapooya Creek, a tributary of the Umpqua River, flows by Oakland. [10]

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Oakland has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. [11]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 369
1890 339−8.1%
1900 3688.6%
1910 46726.9%
1920 51610.5%
1930 421−18.4%
1940 367−12.8%
1950 829125.9%
1960 8563.3%
1970 1,01018.0%
1980 886−12.3%
1990 844−4.7%
2000 95413.0%
2010 927−2.8%
Est. 2018947 [4] 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [12]

2010 census

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 927 people, 380 households, and 256 families living in the city. The population density was 1,269.9 inhabitants per square mile (490.3/km2). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 564.4 per square mile (217.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.1% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 380 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census [5] of 2000, there are 954 people, 377 households, and 257 families living in the city. The population density is 1,340.8 people per square mile (518.8/km²). There are 404 housing units at an average density of 567.8 per square mile (219.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.82% White, 0.21% African American, 1.99% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. 3.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 377 households out of which 34.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% are non-families. 23.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city, the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females, there are 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,479, and the median income for a family is $35,795. Males have a median income of $27,917 versus $19,554 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,867. 15.0% of the population and 10.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Notable people

Major General Tammy Smith (1963 - ) deputy commanding general-sustainment for the 8th Army. First openly gay officer to come out after repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Winner of Bronze Star and Legion of Merit.

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