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Oakland is a township in Freeborn County, in the Albert Lea metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Oakland. For links to other places called Oakland, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oakland is 43.628N. The longitude is -93.106W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,250 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 430.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Freeborn 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 56076 ZIP code.
29% of Oakland residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oakland was $17,611, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Oakland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oakland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.
Freeborn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.
The average commute time for Oakland workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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