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Oberlin is a city in Decatur County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Oberlin, OH
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Oberlin. For links to other places called Oberlin, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oberlin is 39.818N. The longitude is -100.527W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,562 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,884.


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Median household income
Local
$30,816
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oberlin demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Decatur County Fair - Aug. 7-11, 2007
  • Decatur County Mini-Sapa Days - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oberlin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Decatur County Museum, Last Indian Raid Museum
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 Oberlin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Decatur 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 67749 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Oberlin residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oberlin ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oberlin was $17,271, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Oberlin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Oberlin festival dates:

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



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oberlin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $568.


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Libraries in Oberlin include Oberlin City Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Oberlin include Oberlin Herald

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Oberlin workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Oberlin include LandMark Inn B&B.

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