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Oakland is a town in Fayette County, in the Memphis metro area.
The community was named for a large grove of oak trees growing here
The latitude of Oakland is 35.228N. The longitude is -89.515W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,385.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38060 ZIP code.
13% of Oakland residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oakland was $19,365, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Oakland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oakland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,010.
Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.
The average commute time for Oakland workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Oakland include Days Inn-Oakland.
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