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Oakland, Nebraska

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The location of Oakland

Welcome to Oakland ...

The city of Oakland is located in Burt County.

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

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oakland has a population of 1,183 people<3> (see below for details).

Oakland is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Oakland: (402) & (531)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 1,244 people (or 18.14% of the total population of Burt County). This makes Oakland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oakland represents 0.07% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,244 people, the population of Oakland decreased 9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,367 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 1,183 people. This is a decrease of 4.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.46% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Oakland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Bancroft   [Map]   480   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beemer   [Map]   662   W   18 miles [29 km]
Decatur   [Map]   467   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Herman   [Map]   263   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hooper   [Map]   826   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lyons   [Map]   805   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oakland.

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 131 communities that are also named Oakland - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (7), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (6), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (3), Missouri (4), New Brunswick, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (7), Nova Scotia, Ohio (10), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (12), Texas (8), Vermont, Virginia (6), Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

See 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 Oakland. 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 Oakland. 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 Oakland. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakland ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Burt County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oakland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oakland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakland) 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 Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8353, Longitude: -96.4661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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