Oakland, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 4,115.
Males: 2,023  (49.2%)
Females: 2,092  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35633

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,708 (it was $35,106 in 2000)
Oakland:

$45,708
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,569 (it was $17,094 in 2000)

Oakland CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $145,948 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Oakland:

$145,948
AL:

$136,200
  • Races in Oakland, AL (2000)

    Oakland races chart
    • 3,36182.2%White alone
    • 60114.7%Black alone
    • 942.3%Hispanic
    • 110.3%American Indian alone
    • 140.3%Two or more races
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 20.05%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Oakland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oakland: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 97.4 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Oakland, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Oakland:

  • High school or higher: 69.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakland CCD:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Oakland CCD:  0.4% ($306)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Oakland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (49.7 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (107.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Underwood-Petersville, AL (2.5 miles ), Cloverdale, AL (2.7 miles ), Florence, AL (2.8 miles ), Sheffield, AL (2.9 miles ), Stewartville, AL (2.9 miles ), Tuscumbia, AL (3.1 miles ), Tri-Cities, AL (3.1 miles ), St. Florian, AL (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.84 N, Longitude: 87.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Oakland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oakland, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oakland-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Oakland place center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 31.4 miles away from the place center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

Earthquake activity:

Oakland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from Oakland center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 249.8 miles away from Oakland center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 77.7 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 Lauderdale County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Oakland:

  • HOSPICE OF THE SHOALS, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • MITCHELL-HOLLINGSWORTH NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • ELIZA COFFEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE, FLORENCE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF FLORENCE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • FLORENCE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE, USA (Hospital, about 8 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakland:

  • University of North Alabama (about 8 miles; Florence, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,886)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 10 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 46 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Athens State University (about 48 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 50 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 7,911)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 53 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 67 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)

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Notable locations in Oakland: Florence Golf and Country Club (A), Lauderdale County Farm (B), Oakland Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oakland include: Rock Primitive Baptist Church (A), Riverbend Church of Christ (B), Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (C), Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), New Hope Church of Christ (E), Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church (F), Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church (G), Canaan United Methodist Church (H), Rhodesville Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Simpson Cemetery (1), Cunningham Cemetery (2), Duncan Cemetery (3), Key Cemetery (4), Sherrod Cemetery (5), Pearson Cemetery (6), Anderson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Winnie Pond (A), Darby Pond (B), Smith Pond (C), Perry Pond (D), Bell Sink Pond (E), Big Hill Pond (F), Delahunty Pond (G), Jackson Hill Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smith Ditch (A), Sinking Creek (B), McIntyre Ditch (C), Fowler Branch (D), Cave Spring Branch (E), Cypress Creek (F), Cox Creek (G), Coffee Slough (H), Bruton Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oakland include: Seven Mile Island Public Shooting Area (1), Sevenmile Island Wildlife Management Area (2), Florence Municipal Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lauderdale 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 2013 was 55.7. This is better than average.

City:

55.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.8%
Whole state:

16.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.3%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Alabama average:

13.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oakland CCD (based on Lauderdale County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant40,963144
Mainline Protestant8,07938
Black Protestant2,34619
Catholic1,9482
Other7273
None38,646-
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: 14
Lauderdale County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Lauderdale County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
Lauderdale County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

7.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

30.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.5%

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Alabama average:

6.02%

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 Colbert County, AL  1.30% ($27,120 average AGI)
from Limestone County, AL  0.23% ($38,639)
from Madison County, AL  0.21% ($35,662)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Alabama average:

6.06%

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 Colbert County, AL  1.28% ($26,007 average AGI)
to Madison County, AL  0.40% ($30,389)
to Limestone County, AL  0.29% ($40,228)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W258AE (99.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W280DA (103.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDNX (89.1 FM; OLIVE HILL, TN; Owner: RURAL LIFE FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)
  • WFXO (104.9 FM; IUKA, MS; Owner: BILLY R. MCLAIN)

TV broadcast stations around Oakland:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Harris N 0.35 M N Harris Rd & Rr (Lat: 34.663694 Lon: -86.970278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WPPZ969, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 896.887 MHz, 896.937 MHz, 896.987 MHz, 897.887 MHz, 897.937 MHz, 897.987 MHzGrant Date: 04/11/2000, Expiration Date: 04/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2005, Certifier: Robert VandebergRegistrant: Association Of American Railroads Dba Transportation Technology Center Inc, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (719) 584-0578, Fax: (719) 584-7145

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Oakland compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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