Oakland, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Oakland Census Designated Place had a population of 1,185 as of July 1, 2017. Oakland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 33.9894 and longitude -80.4959 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the Oakland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Oakland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403366) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Oakland Census Designated Place is located within Shaw Air Force Base-Horatio Division of Sumter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Oakland, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,185
Daytime Population: Workers 195
Daytime Population: Residents 775
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 970
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,185
Population in Familes 959
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,742
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $38,285
Average Household Income $47,212
Per Capita Income $19,522


Total Housing Units 568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $82,895
Average Home Value $92,742


Total Households 490
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.54% -0.34%
Households -0.42% -0.29%
Families -0.65% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Oakland, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 231 42nd
Population Density # 40 90th
Diversity Index # 36 91st
Median Household Income # 209 47th
Per Capita Income # 240 40th

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