Oakland, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Oakland, Pennsylvania
Borough
House and stock car
House and stock car
Oakland is located in Pennsylvania
Oakland
Oakland
Oakland is located in the US
Oakland
Oakland
Location of Oakland in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°56′58″N 75°36′30″W / 41.94944°N 75.60833°W / 41.94944; -75.60833Coordinates: 41°56′58″N 75°36′30″W / 41.94944°N 75.60833°W / 41.94944; -75.60833
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Established 1884
Government
 • Mayor Randy Glover
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  auto%
Population (2010)
 • Total 616
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18847
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-56008
GNIS feature ID 1215616
Website www.oaklandboro.com



Oakland is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. (Not to be confused with Oakland Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, which it adjoins, the community of Oakland, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, or the Oakland neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA.) The population of Oakland borough was 616 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Oakland Borough was formed from part of Oakland Township on November 14, 1883. It was originally known as North or West Susquehanna, then Oakland village.[1] There is said to be buried silver and gold some where near the Priesthood Restoration Site.

Geography[edit]

Oakland is located at 41°56′58″N 75°36′30″W / 41.94944°N 75.60833°W / 41.94944; -75.60833 (41.949506, -75.608428).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.3 km2), of which, 0.45 square miles (1.2 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) of it (11.76%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 955
1900 1,003 5.0%
1910 915 −8.8%
1920 1,120 22.4%
1930 1,040 −7.1%
1940 964 −7.3%
1950 871 −9.6%
1960 889 2.1%
1970 817 −8.1%
1980 734 −10.2%
1990 641 −12.7%
2000 622 −3.0%
2010 616 −1.0%
Est. 2016 567 [3] −8.0%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 616 people, 229 households, and 163 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,368.9 people per square mile (528.5/km²). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 568.9/sq mi (222.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 229 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 63.8% from 18 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.7 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,750, and the median income for a family was $40,179. Males had a median income of $28,684 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,352. About 10.6% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oakland Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.