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Encyclopedia > Oakland, Missouri

Oakland is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,540.


Location of Oakland, Missouri

Oakland is located at 38°34'33" North, 90°23'4" West (38.575869, -90.384539)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛). 1.6 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,540 people, 448 households, and 340 families residing in the city. The population density is 991.0/km˛ (2,545.7/mi˛). There are 459 housing units at an average density of 295.4/km˛ (758.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 97.34% White, 1.69% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 448 households out of which 33.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the city the population is spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 38.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 52 years. For every 100 females there are 67.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 59.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $65,000, and the median income for a family is $71,250. Males have a median income of $60,063 versus $37,132 for females. The per capita income for the city is $27,583. 3.1% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.5% of those under the age of 18 and 5.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.575869&longitude=-90.384539&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.575869&lon=-90.384539&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-90.384539&lat=38.575869&w=750&h=500)

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