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The city of Oakley is located in Cassia County<1>.

The location of Oakley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Oakley, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oakley has a population of 812 people<3> (see below for details).

Oakley is 4,570 feet [1,393 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Oakley is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Oakley lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Oakley: (208) and (986)<5>

The ZIP code for Oakley: 83346<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakley had an population of 812 people. This is an increase of 6.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakley had a population of 763 people. This makes Oakley the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oakley represents 0.05% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 96th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 763 people, the population of Oakley increased 14.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 668 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakley.

Communities Also Named Oakley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 30 communities that are also named Oakley - they are located in Alabama, California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakley.

Communities near Oakley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oakley.

  • Albion
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion is located in Cassia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion <7>
  • Basin
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin is located in Cassia County
  • Almo
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Elba
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Pella
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pella
    • Pella is located in Cassia County
  • Artesian City ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian City
    • Artesian City is located in Cassia County
  • Vipont ‑ Historic
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Vipont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
    • Vipont is located in Box Elder County (UT)
  • Burley
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
  • Heyburn
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heyburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heyburn
    • Heyburn is located in Minidoka County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,457 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heyburn <7>
  • Murtaugh
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oakley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oakley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakley. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oakley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakley ...

Looking for more information about Oakley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oakley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oakley.

Adding Oakley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oakley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oakley was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakley.

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

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The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Cassia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oakley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oakley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


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