- Oakland City, Indiana
- For other places with the same name, see Oakland City.
City of Oakland City, Indiana — City — Indiana Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Indiana County Gibson Township Columbia Government – Mayor Alfred J. Cooper, Sr. (D) Area – Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) – Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) – Water 0 sq mi (0 km2) 0% Elevation 463 ft (141 m) Population (2000) – Total 2,588 – Density 2,352.6/sq mi (908.4/km2) Time zone CST (UTC-6) – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP code 47660 Area code(s) 812 FIPS code 18-55710 GNIS feature ID 0440470
Oakland City is the second-largest city but third-largest community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States, 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 .(38.337953, -87.347356)
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 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 per square mile (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.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,532, and the median income for a family was $37,440. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $24,602 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,806. About 7.6% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
Oakland City is home of Oakland City University, the only General Baptist affiliate University, with a global campus providing over 40 degrees from Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate studies and Oakland City University School of Adult and Extended Learning with programs that specialize on busy adult students. Oakland City University was established in 1885 as Oakland City College. The college attained university status and changed its name in the latter part of the 20th century. Oakland City University sports teams are the Mighty Oaks.
In Oakland City is headquarters of the East Gibson School Corporation. Oakland City Elementary School, Waldo J. Wood Memorial Junior High School, and Waldo J. Wood Memorial High School are all located on South Franklin Street in Oakland City. The Oakland City Elementary sports teams are the Acorns (relating to the Oaks above). The Waldo J. Wood Memorial Junior High teams and Waldo J. Wood Memorial High School teams are the Trojans. Other schools in the East Gibson School Corporation are Barton Township Elementary School, located in Mackey, and Francisco Elementary School, located in Francisco.
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Municipalities and communities of Gibson County, Indiana Cities
Princeton | Oakland City
Towns Townships Unincorporated
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