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Census Data for Oakland Acres ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Oakland Acres a population of 160 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Oakland Acres a population of 156 people.

The city of Oakland Acres is located in Jasper County. The 2010 Census gave Jasper County a population of 36,842 people. This means that Oakland Acres had 0.42% of the county's total population, making it Jasper's 11th most populous community.

At the same time, Iowa had a population of 3,046,355 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Oakland Acres, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Oakland Acres reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Oakland Acres might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Oakland Acres has a total area of 0.3 square miles [0.8 km²]. Of this total, 0.28 square miles [0.7 km²] is land, with the balance (7.21%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).

Jasper County has a land area of 730 square miles [1,891.8 km²]. At 0.28 square miles [0.7 km²], Oakland Acres has 0.04% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   41° 43' 13"   (or 41.72°)             [Map]

Lon:   -92° 49' 10"   (or -92.82°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (156 people) and land area (0.28 square miles [0.7 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Oakland Acres had a population density of 511 people per square mile [197.5 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Oakland Acres had a population of 166 people and a land area of 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²]. This gives a population density of 578 people per square mile [223.2 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Oakland Acres. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland Acres had 66 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 156 people, this averages 2.36 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Oakland Acres had a land area of 0.28 square miles [0.7 km²]. This translates to 216.4 Housing Units per square mile [83.5 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Oakland Acres had 64 Housing Units, a population of 166 people and a land area of 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²]. This gives a density of 2.59 people per Housing Unit and 222.9 Housing Units per square mile [86.1 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Oakland Acres and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Jasper County ...

The community of Oakland Acres is located in Jasper County.

The county had a population of 36,842 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 156 people, Oakland Acres represented 0.42% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Oakland Acres has a population density of 511 people per square mile [197.5 people/km²], Jasper County averages 50.4 people per square mile [19.47 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Jasper County.

Population Rings for Oakland Acres ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Oakland Acres and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Oakland Acres. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]310,072+0.99%
10 mi   [16 km]511,303+1.16%
15 mi   [24 km]1328,106+0.16%
20 mi   [32 km]2136,556---
25 mi   [40 km]3584,890-1.03%
30 mi   [48 km]49105,493-0.99%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Oakland Acres, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Oakland Acres. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 6.23% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Oakland Acres was 0.3 square miles [0.8 km²]. Of this total, 0.28 square miles [0.7 km²] is land, with the balance (7.21%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.29 square miles [0.7 km²]. Of this total, 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²] is land, with the balance (7.29%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Oakland Acres, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Oakland Acres.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   41.720505°   (or 41°43'13" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -92.819688°   (or -92°49'10" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   41.717154°   (or 41°43'1" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -92.825109°   (or -92°49'30" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,915 feet to the northeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2395291) to Oakland Acres. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Oakland Acres. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   41.720441°   (or 41°43'13" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -92.821162°   (or -92°49'16" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 401.8 feet to the east<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Oakland Acres. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Oakland Acres.

Miscellaneous Information for Oakland Acres ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Jasper County or the city of Oakland Acres:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Oakland Acres:

GNIS ID for Oakland Acres: 2395291

GNIS ID for Jasper County: 465238

GNIS ID for Iowa: 1779785

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 19 (Iowa)

County Code: 099 (Jasper County)

Place Code: 58170 (Oakland Acres)

State & County Code: 19/099 (Iowa / Jasper County)

State & Place Code: 19/58170 (Iowa / Oakland Acres)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Oakland Acres is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Oakland Acres.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Jasper County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 309 degrees and a distance of 1,915 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 273 degrees and a distance of 401.8 feet.

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