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Oberlin is a city in Decatur County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Oberlin, OH
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Oberlin. For links to other places called Oberlin, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oberlin is 39.818N. The longitude is -100.527W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,562 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,884.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oberlin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Decatur County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67749 ZIP code.
34% of Oberlin residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oberlin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oberlin was $17,271, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Oberlin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Oberlin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $568.
Libraries in Oberlin include Oberlin City Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Oberlin include Oberlin Herald
Decatur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oberlin political report.
The average commute time for Oberlin workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Oberlin include LandMark Inn B&B.
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