Oakland, IL Population

Population: 996. Estimated population in July 2020: 943 (-5.3% change)
Males: 485 (48.7%), Females: 511 (51.3%)

Coles County

Zip code: 61943

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $34,038
Median house value: $53,800

Races in Oakland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (15.4%), United States (14.0%), Irish (13.9%), English (13.4%), Dutch (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Elevation: 656 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Oakland

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakland city

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-4.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Oakland:

  • PARIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; PARIS, IL)
  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 28 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; URBANA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oakland:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 22 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 31 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL-HULMAN FIELD (about 53 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Abbreviation: HUF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oakland:

  • TUSCOLA (about 21 miles; TUSCOLA, IL; Abbreviation: K96)
  • CASEY MUNI (about 25 miles; CASEY, IL; Abbreviation: 1H8)
  • EDGAR COUNTY (about 25 miles; PARIS, IL; Abbreviation: PRG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakland:

  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 35 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 36 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 48 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
Public high school in Oakland:

  • OAKLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: PO BOX 378; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Oakland:

  • LAKE CREST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: PO BOX 200; Grades: KG – 08)

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