Situated in western Burt County, Oakland is located in the Logan Creek Valley, which is west of the Missouri River. Oakland has the services of the north-south U.S. Highway 77 and east-west Nebraska Highway 32. These two highways intersect one-half mile south of Oakland. Sioux City, Iowa, is 45 miles north and Omaha, Nebraska, is 58 miles southeast of Oakland.
Oakland has a population of 1,279 and is still growing. Basic economic activities in the Oakland area include farming, cattle and hog production, feed processing, wholesale and retail sales, construction and medical services.