Oberlin, Kansas Population 2021

1,660
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Oberlin is a city located in Decatur County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Decatur County. With a 2020 population of 1,660, it is the 136th largest city in Kansas and the 8330th largest city in the United States . Oberlin is currently declining at a rate of -1.19% annually and its population has decreased by -7.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,788 in 2010. Oberlin reached it's highest population of 1,782 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Oberlin has a population density of 869 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oberlin is $48,406 with a poverty rate of 16.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $656 per month, and the median house value is $64,600. The median age in Oberlin is 47.3 years, 42.8 years for males, and 51.1 years for females.

Oberlin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oberlin was:

  • White: 98.27%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Two or more races: 0.12%
  • Black or African American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oberlin, Kansas is 1,660 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,720.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,788.

Oberlin, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,59498.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.74%
Some Other Race80.49%
Asian50.31%
Two or More Races20.12%
Black or African American10.06%
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Oberlin Population by Race

Oberlin Population Pyramid $2021

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Oberlin Median Age

47.3


Total

42.8


Male

51.1


Female

Oberlin Adults

There are 1,296 adults, (481 of whom are seniors) in Oberlin.

Oberlin Age Dependency

99

Age Dependency Ratio

59

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Oberlin Sex Ratio

Female

845

52.10%

Male

777

47.90%

Oberlin Population by Age

Oberlin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oberlin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.1%21.9%
All69.4%30.6%
Non Family67.2%32.8%
Female46.8%53.2%
Male26.7%73.3%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oberlin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8201.969.4
Non Family4051.0967.2
Married3382.7478.1
Female622.4746.8
Male152.2726.7

2.56

Average Family Size

1.9

Average Household Size

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Oberlin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade342.84%
9th to 12th Grade534.42%
High School Graduate42335.28%
Some College39532.94%
Associates Degree937.76%
Bachelors Degree13711.43%
Graduate Degree645.34%
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Oberlin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,1091,076193
Hispanic76228
Native American1212
Other Race888
2+ Races11
Black11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,425$37,689$25,375
Less Than 9th Grade$11,111$11,065$
High School Graduate$22,292$31,711$17,188
Some College$32,946$39,500$26,797
Bachelors Degree$40,833$70,208$36,250
Graduate Degree$45,893$41,500$47,321

$31,425

Average Earnings

$37,689

Average Male

$25,375

Average Female

Oberlin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oberlin Language by Age

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Oberlin Language

93.03% of Oberlin residents speak only English, while 6.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.51% of the population.

Oberlin Language

Oberlin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,44517512.11%
Hispanic815972.84%
Native1212100.00%
Asian55100.00%

16.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.42%

Male Poverty Rate

20.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oberlin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oberlin is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oberlin is White, with 12.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.54%.

Oberlin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade81.18%
High School13.61%
Some College6.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%

Oberlin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed76.92%
Female Employed19.72%
Male Employed9.65%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Oberlin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oberlin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,438$48,406
Families$51,845$61,844
Married Families$59,750-
Non Families$32,279$32,680
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Income by Household Type

Oberlin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Oberlin Married by Age and Sex

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Oberlin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oberlin Marital Status by Race

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Oberlin Marital Status

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114

Number of Veterans

104

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam54
Korea31
Second Gulf War10
World War II2
First Gulf War

Oberlin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+54
65 to 7429
55 to 6418
35 to 5413
18 to 34

Oberlin Veterans by Age

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Oberlin Veterans by Race

Oberlin Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oberlin Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Oberlin Employment by Age

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Oberlin Employment by Race

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Oberlin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.58%

Born in Oberlin

95.25%

Native Born

4.75%

Foreign Born

4.13%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.25% of Oberlin residents were born in the United States, with 53.58% having been born in Kansas. 4.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oberlin Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,660-20-1.19%
20201,680-20-1.18%
20191,700-20-1.16%
20181,720-3-0.17%
20171,723201.17%
20161,703-55-3.13%
20151,758140.80%
20141,744-7-0.40%
20131,751140.81%
20121,737-27-1.53%
20111,764-18-1.01%
20101,7820.00%

Oberlin Population by Year