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Oakland is a city in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Oakland. For links to other places called Oakland, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oakland is 39.653N. The longitude is -88.026W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 971.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coles 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 61943 ZIP code.
20% of Oakland residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $15,964, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% 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 $279. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $615.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.
The average commute time for Oakland workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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