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Oakland, Maine - Basic Facts

The Oakland Census Designated Place had a population of 2,656 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 44.5525 and longitude -69.7061 in Kennebec County. The formal boundaries for the Oakland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Kennebec County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Oakland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377945) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Oakland Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oakland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kennebec 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland: West Waterfield.

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Oakland, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,656
Population in Households 2,656
Population in Familes 2,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 491
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,159
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 766
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 754 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 405 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $159,392
Average Home Value $183,919


Median Household Income $44,636
Average Household Income $64,638
Per Capita Income $26,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.2%
Households 0.55% 0.31%
Families 1.13% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oakland, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 51 62nd
Population Density1 # 66 50th
Diversity Index2 # 51 62nd
Median Household Income # 61 54th
Per Capita Income # 52 61st

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