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Population in 2010: 1,569. Population change since 2000: +3.5%
Males: 779  (49.7%)
Females: 790  (50.3%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 16101, 18847.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,371 (it was $37,885 in 2000)
Oakland:

$38,371
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,451

Oakland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,890 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Oakland:

$74,890
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,047; Detached houses: $90,661; Mobile homes: $95,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $758.

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Oakland races chart
  • White alone - 1,383 (88.1%)
  • Black alone - 109 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oakland: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (18.0%), Irish (12.2%), Polish (10.8%), German (10.4%), Dutch (4.3%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,711 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oakland:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakland CDP:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

12 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,361 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $913 (1.3%)

Oakland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Youngstown, OH (16.6 miles , pop. 82,026).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (43.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (282.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: New Castle, PA (1.0 miles ), Oakwood, PA (1.2 miles ), South New Castle borough, PA (1.2 miles ), New Castle Northwest, PA (1.5 miles ), West Pittsburg, PA (2.0 miles ), Bessemer borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Wampum borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Chewton, PA (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.99 N, Longitude: 80.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 724

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Oakland-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Oakland place center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oakland-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from Oakland center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from Oakland center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.4 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 Lawrence County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Oakland:

  • JAMESON HOSPICE OF LAWRENCE COUNTY (Hospital, about 1 miles away; NEW CASTLE, PA)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL OF NEW CASTLE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; NEW CASTLE, PA)
  • JAMESON HOSPITAL TCU - SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; NEW CASTLE, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Oakland, PA

Amtrak station near Oakland:

  • 18 miles: YOUNGSTOWN (530 MAHONING AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakland:

  • Youngstown State University (about 17 miles; Youngstown, OH; Full-time enrollment: 10,872)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 7,651)
  • Grove City College (about 19 miles; Grove City, PA; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Butler County Community College (about 27 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Robert Morris University (about 34 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 3,106)
  • Mount Union College (about 40 miles; Alliance, OH; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 41 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)

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Notable locations in Oakland: Oakland Volunteer Fire Company (A), Lorain Borough Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Madonna Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Falls Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0854. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0854
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.220. This is significantly better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.220
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.4. This is significantly worse than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.4. This is significantly better than average. There were 34 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.2. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.86. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.86
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.58. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.58
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.7%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oakland, PA

4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Oakland compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oakland travel time to work - commute


Oakland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oakland CDP (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.26%
Here65.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents53.0%17.2%7.1%3.0%2.5%
Congregations11.1%24.2%11.1%4.6%2.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceOld Order AmishBaptist General ConferenceChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.5%1.4%11.0%
Congregations5.9%9.2%0.7%3.3%27.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Lawrence County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Lawrence County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Lawrence County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

28.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$720
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$192
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$309
Streets and Highways 1$2,126$25,5120$0
Totals for Government 1$2,126$25,5124$1,221


3.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.32%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Beaver County, PA  0.49% ($32,880 average AGI)
from Mercer County, PA  0.40% ($32,609)
from Butler County, PA  0.38% ($40,248)


4.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

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:
to Beaver County, PA  0.48% ($31,494 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.46% ($29,781)
to Mercer County, PA  0.45% ($30,853)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WBZY (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKST (1200 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKBN (570 AM; 5 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNIO (1390 AM; 10 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASN (1330 AM; 1 kW; CAMPBELL, OH; Owner: CAMPBELL RADIO COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHKW (1440 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPIC (790 AM; 1 kW; SHARON, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WVMN (90.1 FM; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMXY (98.9 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHOT-FM (101.1 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WICT (95.1 FM; GROVE CITY, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WYFM (102.9 FM; SHARON, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYTN (91.7 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W248AD (97.5 FM; NEW WILMINGTON, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJST (92.1 FM; ELLWOOD CITY, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRBP (101.9 FM; HUBBARD, OH; Owner: STOP 26-RIVERBEND, INC.)
  • WAMO-FM (106.7 FM; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC)
  • WQXK (105.1 FM; SALEM, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWIZ (103.9 FM; MERCER, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYSU (88.5 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLLF (96.7 FM; MERCER, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNCD (93.3 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WAKZ (95.9 FM; SHARPSVILLE, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Oakland:

  • W56CL (Channel 56; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WFMJ-TV (Channel 21; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: WFMJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYFX-LP (Channel 62; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WYTV (Channel 33; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF YOUNGSTOWN, LLC)
  • WFXI-CA (Channel 17; MERCER, PA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNEO (Channel 45; ALLIANCE, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • W50BF (Channel 50; SHARON, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W52DS (Channel 52; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RL IU1819, Oak Hill Rd (Lat: 41.964639 Lon: -75.618556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 45.8 m, Call Sign: WQJH944
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 09/16/2018, Certifier: Daniel S Suster
    Registrant: Conterra Ultrabroadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:


Businesses in Oakland, PA

  • Panera Bread: 1


Oakland on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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