Oakland Acres, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 156 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 69  (44.4%)
Females: 87  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50112

Estimated median household income in 2016: $92,336 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Oakland Acres:

$92,336
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $44,182 (it was $19,737 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,380 (it was $119,800 in 2000)
Oakland Acres:

$224,380
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $213,657; Detached houses: $213,882
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    • 14894.9%White alone
    • 53.2%Hispanic
    • 21.3%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oakland Acres: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (53.7%), English (9.3%), European (5.6%), Irish (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/22/1875

Elevation: 982 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 589 people per square mile   (low).

Oakland Acres, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Oakland Acres:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakland Acres city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 72.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Iowa:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,992 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,512 (1.3%)

Oakland Acres satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (42.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (168.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (265.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kellogg, IA (2.1 miles ), Grinnell, IA (2.3 miles ), Sully, IA (3.1 miles ), Lynnville, IA (3.1 miles ), Gilman, IA (3.4 miles ), Searsboro, IA (3.4 miles) , Newton, IA (3.4 miles ), Laurel, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $238,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.72 N, Longitude: 92.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Oakland Acres household income distribution Oakland Acres home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)

Average climate in Oakland Acres, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oakland Acres-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Oakland Acres city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/16/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 45 people.

Earthquake activity:

Oakland Acres-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 345.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 328.7 miles away from Oakland Acres center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 360.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 371.8 miles away from Oakland Acres center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 345.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oakland Acres topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oakland Acres:

  • MAYFLOWER HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRINNELL, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - GRINNELL (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; GRINNELL, IA)
  • PROGRESS NORTH (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • NEWTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWTON, IA)
  • PROGRESS WEST (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NEWTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakland Acres:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 41 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 44 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa State University (about 48 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 52 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 56 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 59 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 62 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

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Notable location: Oakland Acres Golf Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.4

Oakland Acres travel time to work - commute Oakland Acres mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oakland Acres city (based on Jasper County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,91630
Evangelical Protestant5,17329
Catholic2,4312
Other6073
None20,715-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Jasper County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jasper County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oakland Acres:

56.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oakland Acres:

36.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Oakland Acres:

25.3
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

10.0%
Iowa:

22.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oakland Acres:

6.4
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oakland Acres:

36.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

47.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oakland Acres, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$1,276
Totals for Government 0$0 14$1,276

Oakland Acres government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $39,000 ($250.00)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,000 ($64.10)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($51.28)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.82)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($12.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($6.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($12.82)

Oakland Acres government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($25.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($89.74)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($211.54)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.41)

Oakland Acres government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($480.77)

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  1.70% ($35,017 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($32,904)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.29% ($25,650)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.69% ($36,954 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.31% ($43,909)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.28% ($34,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakland Acres:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGRN (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CRAWFORD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakland Acres:

  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIC (88.5 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: GRINNELL COLLEGE TRUSTEES OF IOWA,)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSKB (99.1 FM; BROOKLYN, IA; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K205CZ (88.9 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oakland Acres:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Linville 108 Highway T 38 North Grinnell Delivery (Lat: 41.696389 Lon: -92.804361), Structure height: 74.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN373
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Linville 108 Hwy T 38 N Grinnel Delivery (Lat: 41.696389 Lon: -92.804444), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • Linville 108 Hwy T 38 N Grinnel Delivery (Lat: 41.696389 Lon: -92.804444), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GRINNELL, Linville 108 Hwy T 38 N Grinnel Delivery (Lat: 41.696389 Lon: -92.804444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 74.7 m, Call Sign: WQEG972
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 10552.5 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/2006, Expiration Date: 01/24/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2012, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)

Oakland Acres compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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