For population 25 years and over in Oakland:
For population 15 years and over in Oakland city:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,346 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (33.9 miles , pop. 67,518).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (100.3 miles , pop. 781,870).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (152.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Hindsboro, IL (2.5 miles ), Brocton, IL (2.5 miles ), Kansas, IL (2.9 miles ), Redmon, IL (3.0 miles) , Ashmore, IL (3.0 miles ), Newman, IL (3.2 miles ), Camargo, IL (3.5 miles ), Hume, IL (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.66 N, Longitude: 88.03 W
Area code: 217
Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-4.1%).
Work and jobs in Oakland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Oakland, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Oakland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/10/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Oakland city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
On 7/11/1958, a category F3 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Oakland-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% 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 83.7 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 58.3 miles away from Oakland 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from Oakland center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.7 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 Coles County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.220. This is significantly better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.4. This is significantly worse than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.4. This is significantly better than average. There were 34 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 18.6. This is better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.86. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 13.9%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Oakland (based on Coles County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.64%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
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Oakland government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,115 average adjusted gross income)
0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,892 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Oakland fatal accident list:
May 2, 1980 02:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oakland)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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