Oberlin, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Oberlin had a population of 1,792 as of July 1, 2016. Oberlin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oberlin is located at latitude 30.6081 and longitude -92.775 in Allen Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oberlin (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allen Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Town of Oberlin (GNIS ID: 2407029) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Oberlin is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allen Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oberlin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oberlin, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,792
Population in Households 1,666
Population in Familes 1,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 409
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 698
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 487 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $86,000
Average Home Value $104,508


Median Household Income $35,188
Average Household Income $47,292
Per Capita Income $18,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.26%
Households 0.07% 0.14%
Families 0.19% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oberlin, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oberlin to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 218 54th
Population Density1 # 302 36th
Diversity Index2 # 80 83rd
Median Household Income # 318 33rd
Per Capita Income # 342 28th

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