Oakland, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Oakland Census Designated Place had a population of 1,584 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 40.9922 and longitude -80.3658 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Oakland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The Oakland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389605) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Oakland Census Designated Place is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Oakland, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,584
Daytime Population: Workers 42
Daytime Population: Residents 878
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 920
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 1,579
Population in Familes 1,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,726
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $47,386
Average Household Income $55,298
Per Capita Income $22,303


Total Housing Units 710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $85,511
Average Home Value $110,736


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.29%
Households 0.11% -0.29%
Families 0.26% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Oakland, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 744 58th
Population Density # 774 56th
Diversity Index # 522 71st
Median Household Income # 1092 38th
Per Capita Income # 1408 20th

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