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Oakman is a town in Walker County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.
The community was named for W.G. Oakman, director of the Sloss-Sheffield Iron and Steel Company
The latitude of Oakman is 33.713N. The longitude is -87.388W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 951.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakman demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Walker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35579 ZIP code.
3% of Oakman residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakman ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oakman was $11,936, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Oakman residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oakman, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $158. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $574.
Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakman political report.
The average commute time for Oakman workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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