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Living In Oakland, IL

Oakland, Illinois is a small town with slightly less than 1,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. At an average age of just over 43, the town's population is older than most cities in Illinois. Most residents own their homes in Oakland, and 24% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $552/month, which is $500 a month less than the state average.

There are three primary industries in Oakland: retail, manufacturing, and education. Together, these industries make up 24% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Oakland workers take home an average annual income of nearly $54K, around $24,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Oakland has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%). Furthermore, 16% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Oakland residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 39% of commuters, while public transit is not used. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.

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