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"Swedish Capital of Nebraska"

Oakland is a city in Burt County.

The community was named after John Oak, early settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Oakland. For links to other places called Oakland, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oakland is 41.835N. The longitude is -96.466W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,293 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,310.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,663
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oakland demographic reports
Oakland is in the Logan Creek Valley.
Founded in 1855 by homesteaders who migrated from a Norwegian settlement in Ottawa, IA.
Local festivals include:
  • Burt County Fair - Aug 3-7, 2007
  • Swedish Festival - June 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oakland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Swedish Heritage Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burt 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 68045 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Oakland residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakland ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oakland was $16,916, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Oakland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Oakland festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oakland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Oakland include Oakland Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Burt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.

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The average commute time for Oakland workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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