The small town of Oakland, Iowa is home to just under 2,000 people. The town's population, at an average age of just over 39, skews younger than most cities in Iowa. Home ownership is more common than renting in Oakland, and 25% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $616 per month, which is $194/month less than the state average.
Oakland has an average commute time of about 26 minutes, longer than the state average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (48%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Oakland. The four most common are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries make up 28% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the town's population works in construction, making it the top profession in the town. Oakland workers earn an average annual income of about $73K, slightly more than the state average. Oakland's average income, however, is fairly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Oakland has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (8%). Furthermore, 12% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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