Oakes, North Dakota
The Klein and Sutmar Block on Main Avenue in Oakes
Location of Oakes, North Dakota
|• Total||1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)|
|• Land||1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,312 ft (400 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,100/sq mi (440/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 ( Central (CST))|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1030535 |
Oakes is located in southeastern North Dakota at  It sits about one mile east of the James river and is the meeting place of several rail lines. Because of its rail access, Oakes is home to several major grain elevators that handle large volumes of grain, primarily corn.(46.137249, -98.089686).
|U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate 
As of the census  of 2010, there were 1,856 people, 807 households, and 476 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.7 inhabitants per square mile (437.0/km2). There were 912 housing units at an average density of 556.1 per square mile (214.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 807 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.
The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 24.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,979 people, 828 households, and 495 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,203.0 people per square mile (463.1/km²). There were 908 housing units at an average density of 552.0 per square mile (212.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.27% White, 0.20% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 1.01% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.58% of the population.
There were 828 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,263, and the median income for a family was $39,625. Males had a median income of $29,135 versus $15,611 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,138. About 6.3% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
Oakes has two schools, including Oakes Public School and Oakes High School. Oakes Public School provides pre-school and grades K-6. Oakes High School provides grades 7-12. The athletic teams of Oakes High School are called the Tornadoes, replacing the old name the Golden Tornadoes. The current school colors are orange, black, and white.
|AM radio stations|
|1220 AM||KDDR||KDDR||Full Service (radio format)/ Country||i3G Media||Oakes|
|FM radio stations|
|95.9 FM||KDDR||KDDR||Full Service (radio format)/ Country||i3G Media||Oakes|
J. Paul Klinger Park is located just southwest of the pool. The park has a roofed shelter with seating and tables. Klinger Park also has a beach volleyball court a picnic area, and a playground that includes a slide, swings, tire swing, tunnel tubes, rock wall, and a rope wall.
The Oakes softball complex has three softball diamonds, a playground, a two-hole Frisbee golf course, and a concessions stand.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Oakes has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. 
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 109.
- "Dickey County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,. WPA. p. 307. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- Climate Summary for Oakes, North Dakota