Oakman, Alabama

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Oakman, Alabama
Corry House, taken as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey
Corry House, taken as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey
Location of Oakman in Walker County, Alabama.
Location of Oakman in Walker County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 33°42′49″N 87°23′10″W / 33.71361°N 87.38611°W / 33.71361; -87.38611
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land3.08 sq mi (7.98 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
341 ft (104 m)
 • Total789
 • Estimate 
 • Density235.24/sq mi (90.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-55992
GNIS feature ID0152754

Oakman is a town in Walker County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 789, down from 944 in 2000. Initially named Day (or Day's) Gap, it was renamed Oakman and incorporated in 1895.[3]


Oakman is located at 33°42′49″N 87°23′10″W / 33.71361°N 87.38611°W / 33.71361; -87.38611 (33.713594, -87.386111).[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land. It is the only town in Alabama with perfectly round city limits.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2018725[2]−8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

Oakman first appeared on the 1890 census as the town of Day (or Day's) Gap. It changed its name in 1894 to Oakman and has remained since.

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 944 people, 386 households, and 265 families residing in the town. The population density was 303.1 people per square mile (117.2/km²). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 144.1 per square mile (55.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.66% White, 19.60% Black or African American, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 386 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,014, and the median income for a family was $31,964. Males had a median income of $25,221 versus $17,321 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,936. About 17.4% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.


Oakman High School serves 395 students in grades 9-12. Its mascot is the Wildcats, and the school colors are blue and white. It is a member of the Walker County Board of Education. In addition, approximately 500 students in grades Pre-K through 8 attend Oakman Elementary/Middle School.


In 2003 the Wildcats' varsity football team was the 2A Region 4 Champions, had an undefeated record in the regular season, and went to the 2nd round of State Playoffs. In 2005 they went to the 1st round of State Playoffs. In 2007 the Girls Softball Team won the 2A State Championship. In 1983 the wildcats varsity football 1A team beat oakgrove the 2A state champs that year.


  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3513
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 33°42′49″N 87°23′10″W / 33.713594°N 87.386111°W / 33.713594; -87.386111