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Oberlin, Louisiana
(Allen Parish)

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The location of Oberlin

Welcome to Oberlin ...

The town of Oberlin is located in Allen Parish and is the Parish Seat for Allen Parish.

The location of Oberlin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Oberlin has a population of 1,729 people<2> (see below for details).

Oberlin is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oberlin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oberlin is within the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Oberlin: 70655<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oberlin had a population of 1,770 people (which is 6.87% of the total population of Allen Parish). This makes Oberlin the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Oberlin represents 0.04% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,770 people, the population of Oberlin decreased 4.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,853 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Oberlin had an population of 1,729 people. This is a decrease of 2.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Oberlin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oakdale   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Oberlin

Kinder   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oberlin

Basile   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Oberlin

Located in Evangeline Parish

Elton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Oberlin

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish

Elizabeth   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Oberlin

Fenton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oberlin

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish

Reeves   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Oberlin

Coverdale   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Oberlin

Lauderdale   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Oberlin

Mittie   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Oberlin

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Oberlin.

Communities Also Named Oberlin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Oberlin: This one is located in Allen Parish and the other is located in Calcasieu Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 9 communities that are also named Oberlin - they are located in Alberta, Kansas, Michigan (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oberlin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oberlin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oberlin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Oberlin:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oberlin ...

Looking for more information about Oberlin? 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 Oberlin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oberlin.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oberlin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oberlin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 town (such as Oberlin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oberlin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oberlin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oberlin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oberlin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oberlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6188, Longitude: -92.7644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oberlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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