Oakland, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Oakland had a population of 7,579 as of July 1, 2017. Oakland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 35.2261 and longitude -89.5382 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Town of Oakland (GNIS ID: 2407026) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Oakland is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Oakland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,579
Daytime Population: Workers 1,842
Daytime Population: Residents 3,935
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,777
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 7,579
Population in Familes 6,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 739
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $65,219
Average Household Income $79,687
Per Capita Income $29,806


Total Housing Units 3,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,562 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 302 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $188,164
Average Home Value $207,504


Total Households 2,864
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,257
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.88% 1.38%
Households 1.98% 1.43%
Families 1.78% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Oakland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 82nd
Population Density # 142 67th
Diversity Index # 93 78th
Median Household Income # 35 92nd
Per Capita Income # 52 88th

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