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Total population: 1,749 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 1,997 (41 farm, 1,956 nonfarm))

Houses: 1,088 (882 occupied: 635 owner occupied, 245 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

28%
State:

34%

Housing density: 567 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,035,941.

Median contract rent in 2016: $240 (lower quartile is $197, upper quartile is $309)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $278


Median gross rent in Oberlin, KS in 2016: $361

Housing units in Oberlin with a mortgage: 238 (7 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 402

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $45,742

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $41,638

Median monthly housing costs: $517


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Oberlin, Kansas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $68,969 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$68,969
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,757 - $104,882

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $82,102
Here:

$82,102
State:

$190,494

Mobile homes: $25,010
Here:

$25,010
State:

$47,703
Median year house/condo built: 1950

Median year apartment built: 1966

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,805
  • In family households: 1,222 (217 male householders, 211 female householders)
    327 spouses, 415 children (411 natural, 0 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 0 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 504 (221 male householders (217 living alone)), 238 female householders (191 living alone)), 41 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 84

Size of family households: 266 2-persons, 79 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 409 1-person, 50 2-persons.

229 married couples with children.
125 single-parent households (27 men, 98 women).

97.4% of residents of Oberlin speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 21 (1.2%)
(52.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oberlin, Kansas:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 1992 bedrooms
  • 2103 bedrooms
  • 1294 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oberlin, Kansas:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 691 bedroom
  • 1252 bedrooms
  • 463 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Oberlin in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 25no vehicle
  • 2171 vehicle
  • 2372 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population

Cars and other vehicles available in Oberlin in renter-occupied apartments

  • 55no vehicle
  • 851 vehicle
  • 982 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oberlin, Kansas:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 734 rooms
  • 1375 rooms
  • 946 rooms
  • 1227 rooms
  • 468 rooms
  • 1649+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oberlin, Kansas:

  • 01 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 563 rooms
  • 564 rooms
  • 435 rooms
  • 336 rooms
  • 277 rooms
  • 78 rooms
  • 49+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Oberlin, KS household income distribution

  • Oberlin, KS household income distribution
  • 47Less than $10,000
  • 97$10,000 to $14,999
  • 93$15,000 to $19,999
  • 28$20,000 to $24,999
  • 57$25,000 to $29,999
  • 39$30,000 to $34,999
  • 87$35,000 to $39,999
  • 82$40,000 to $44,999
  • 35$45,000 to $49,999
  • 73$50,000 to $59,999
  • 63$60,000 to $74,999
  • 62$75,000 to $99,999
  • 66$100,000 to $124,999
  • 19$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$150,000 to $199,999
  • 12$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Oberlin, KS

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Oberlin, KS
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 38$15,000 to $19,999
  • 29$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 50$35,000 to $39,999
  • 33$40,000 to $49,999
  • 36$50,000 to $59,999
  • 67$60,000 to $69,999
  • 29$70,000 to $79,999
  • 29$80,000 to $89,999
  • 65$90,000 to $99,999
  • 47$100,000 to $124,999
  • 39$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4$200,000 to $249,999
  • 8$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Oberlin, KS

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Oberlin, KS
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 4$150 to $199
  • 16$200 to $249
  • 58$250 to $299
  • 4$300 to $349
  • 64$350 to $399
  • 45$400 to $449
  • 10$450 to $499
  • 18$550 to $599
  • 7$1,250 to $1,499

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 152010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 61980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 0Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Oberlin population
Oberlin commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 268
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 199
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 45
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 26
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 60
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 17
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 81
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 13
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 0
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 67
  • 90 or more minutes: 2
Oberlin, KS Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.0%
Number of people working at home: 52 (6.2% of all workers)

Oberlin mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 620 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 85 (11%)
  • Taxi: 11 (1%)
  • Walked: 33 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 52 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 299
 American: 165
 Irish: 92
 English: 77
 Swedish: 36
 Czech: 21
 European: 15
 Northern European: 13
 Canadian: 8
 Scotch-Irish: 4
 French (except Basque): 3
 Danish: 2
 Italian: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 52%Canada
  • 43%Colombia
  • 0%Scotland
  • 0%Ireland
  • 0%Denmark
  • 0%Norway
  • 0%Sweden

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,196
  • Other state: 573
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 322
  • South: 91
  • West: 156

88% of Oberlin residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

Oberlin:

88.1%
State average:

83.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 30
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 234
  • Less than 1 year of college: 55
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 66
  • Associate degree: 47
  • Bachelor's degree: 145
  • Master's degree: 43
  • Professional school degree: 9
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 13
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 4
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 261
  • Less than 1 year of college: 91
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 87
  • Associate degree: 55
  • Bachelor's degree: 98
  • Master's degree: 38
  • Professional school degree: 6
  • Doctorate degree: 9

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.4%Males
  • 1.0%Females
Oberlin marital status for males
Oberlin marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 894
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 50
  • 3 or 4: 44
  • 10 to 19: 26
  • 20 to 49: 6
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,176

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 5.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Oberlin:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oberlin
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.0%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (72.7%)
  • Electricity (22.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

40.5%
Kansas:

15.0%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)