Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Oberlin-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/1/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Oberlin town center injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 12/3/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.5 miles away from the town center killed 9 peopleand injured 50 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Oberlin-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from the city center On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 480.0 miles away from Oberlin center On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 327.9 miles away from the city center On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.9 miles away from the city center On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from Oberlin center On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 318.9 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Allen Parish (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Hoyle Granger - Football player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Oberlin:
BRIGHTON BRIDGE (616 COURT STREET)
THIRTEENTH STREET COMMUNITY HO (121 THIRTEENTH STREET)
ST FRANCES NSG AND REHAB CENTER (417 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE)
ALLEN PARISH LIBRARIES (Operating income: $870,585; Location: 320 SOUTH SIXTH ST.; 91,324 books; 2,171 audio materials; 3,758 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 186 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Oberlin: Allen Parish Police Jury (A), Allen Parish Office (B), Allen Parish Library (C), Oberlin Police Department (D), Allen Parish Sheriff's Office (E), Saint Frances Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (F), Oberlin Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Oberlin include: New Beginnings Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), True Faith Pentecostal Church (C), Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church (D), Oberlin Covenant Church (E), Oberlin Baptist Church (F), Progress Church of God in Christ (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Hotel: Oberlin Inn (119 East 6th Avenue).
Allen Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends (lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 80.0. This is about average.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 29.2. This is about average.Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Oberlin and their reported violations in the past:
EAST ALLEN PARISH WATER WORKS (Address: 4033 Hwy. 26 , Population served: 2,799, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2014)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.9%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.3% for Black residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
Gay men: 0.3% of all households
95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Oberlin in 2000:
98 people in nursing homes
41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Oberlin compared to Louisiana state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
Number of college students significantly below state average.
Banks with branches in Oberlin (2011 data):
Iberiabank: Oberlin Branch at 8838 Highway 165, branch established on 1977/12/05. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
First Federal Bank of Louisiana: 110 N Fifth Street Branch at 110 N Fifth Street, branch established on 2004/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $749.5 mil, Deposits: $588.2 mil, headquarters in Lake Charles, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
Capital One, National Association: Oberlin Branch at 118 West 6th Avenue, branch established on 1950/01/02. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
Religion statistics for Oberlin town (based on Allen Parish data)
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: 3
1.17 / 10,000 pop.
2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
0.78 / 10,000 pop.
1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
3.13 / 10,000 pop.
4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
3.13 / 10,000 pop.
5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
1.8 Mi N (Lat: 30.661028 Lon: -92.770694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPJY217 Assigned Frequencies: 929.462 MHz Grant Date: 11/28/2006, Expiration Date: 12/10/2016, Certifier: Perry D Vincent Registrant: Louisiana Radio Communications, 701 Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles, LA 70602, Phone: (337) 436-7573, Fax: (337) 310-2399, Email:
1.8 Mi N (Lat: 30.661111 Lon: -92.770833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPRZ504, Licensee ID: L00127121 Assigned Frequencies: 858.012 MHz Grant Date: 03/17/2001, Expiration Date: 03/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2010, Certifier: Mary E Julius Registrant: Nextel Wip License Corp., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142, Email:
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:
On State Hwy 26 1.0 Mi E Of (Lat: 30.614083 Lon: -92.746528), Call Sign: KVV907, Licensee ID: L00009917 Assigned Frequencies: 47.2800 MHz, 47.3200 MHz Grant Date: 07/07/2001, Expiration Date: 09/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2002 Registrant: State Of Louisiana, 7686 Tom Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: (504) 925-5719
Hwy 17 9km W (Lat: 30.589639 Lon: -92.862639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KKB902 Assigned Frequencies: 151.235 MHz, 151.250 MHz, 151.250 MHz, 151.325 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.345 MHz, 159.345 MHz, 159.435 MHz Grant Date: 10/21/2011, Expiration Date: 01/15/2022, Certifier: Kenneth R Goodwin Registrant: Lousisana Department Of Ag And Forestry, 515 Forestry Rd., Woodworth, LA 71485, Phone: (318) 487-5867, Email:
1.8 Mi N (Lat: 30.661028 Lon: -92.770694), Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: WNPM971, Licensee ID: L00003547 Assigned Frequencies: 47.8400 MHz, 47.9800 MHz, 48.0400 MHz, 48.4000 MHz Grant Date: 04/21/2004, Expiration Date: 05/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2009, Certifier: Mark H Segura Registrant: Cleco Power, LLC, 2030 Donahue Ferry Road, Pineville, LA 71360, Phone: (318) 484-7400
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
ALLEN BOE, 1111 W 7th Ave. (Lat: 30.621472 Lon: -92.778500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQHF427 Assigned Frequencies: 23085.0 MHz Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Certifier: Scott Kirby Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., Under Receivership, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
TECH OFFICE, 417 Court St. (Lat: 30.620583 Lon: -92.768583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQHF435 Assigned Frequencies: 23185.0 MHz Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Certifier: Scott Kirby Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., Under Receivership, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
Wilder, 175 Gum Street (Lat: 30.601639 Lon: -92.776889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 105.2 m, Overall height: 108.2 m, Call Sign: WQQT976 Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz Grant Date: 03/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023, Certifier: John E Monday Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: W5IZF Grant Date: 02/22/1996, Expiration Date: 02/22/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2008 Registrant: Gerald D Bourg, Box 12, Oberlin, LA 70655
Call Sign: KE5KVL, Licensee ID: L01153906 Grant Date: 10/13/2006, Expiration Date: 10/13/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2006, Certifier: Earl L Morrow Registrant: Earl L Morrow, 410 East 9th Ave, Oberlin, LA 70655
Call Sign: W5ELM, Previous Call Sign: KE5KVL, Licensee ID: L01153906 Grant Date: 12/01/2006, Expiration Date: 12/01/2016, Certifier: Earl L Morrow Registrant: Earl L Morrow, 412 East Ninth Ave, Oberlin, LA 70655
Call Sign: KE5YXS, Licensee ID: L01462125 Grant Date: 01/27/2009, Expiration Date: 01/27/2019, Certifier: Earl L Morrow Ii Registrant: Earl L Morrow Ii, 410 East Ninth Avenue, Oberlin, LA 70655
Call Sign: KE5YXX, Licensee ID: L01462130 Grant Date: 01/27/2009, Expiration Date: 01/27/2019, Certifier: Shella J Phenice Registrant: Shella J Phenice, 311 South Sixth St, Oberlin, LA 70655
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: HOWLAND AERO DESIGNS H-3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating N-Number: 1210G , Serial Number: 9008 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 919, Oberlin, LA 70655
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Most common first names in Oberlin, LA among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Oberlin, LA among deceased individuals