Oberlin, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Oberlin had a population of 1,826 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Oberlin, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,826
Daytime Population: Workers 1,048
Daytime Population: Residents 1,212
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 1,699
Population in Familes 1,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 417
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $35,272
Average Household Income $49,870
Per Capita Income $20,029


Total Housing Units 810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $84,874
Average Home Value $102,431


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 430
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 0.43% 0.41%
Households 0.45% 0.41%
Families 0.46% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.21%

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, 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 # 215 55th
Population Density # 298 38th
Diversity Index # 84 83rd
Median Household Income # 319 33rd
Per Capita Income # 321 32nd

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