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Oberon is a city in Benson County.
The community was named after legendary king of the fairies, a character in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Oberon. For links to other places called Oberon, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oberon is 47.923N. The longitude is -99.203W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,578 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 80.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oberon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benson 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 58357 ZIP code.
23% of Oberon residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oberon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oberon was $14,348, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Oberon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $158. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $350.
Benson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oberon political report.
The average commute time for Oberon workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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