Most Expensive Oakland Neighborhoods
Oakland is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 419,267 people and 113 constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the eighth largest community in California. Oakland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Housing costs in Oakland are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in office and administrative support (11.03%), management occupations (10.73%) and sales jobs (9.44%).
Of important note, Oakland is also a city of artists. Oakland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oakland’s character.
Also of interest is that Oakland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Oakland is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Oakland. This makes Oakland a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Oakland presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Oakland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Oakland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oakland, the average commute to work is 30.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Oakland’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Oakland is having a public transportation system, but in Oakland the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the subway for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the subway Oakland benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The citizens of Oakland are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.64% of adults in Oakland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2010 was $32,566, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,264 for a family of four. However, Oakland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oakland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oakland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oakland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakland include German, Irish, English and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Oakland's cultural character, accounting for 27.09% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||155,918|
|OAKLAND HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||39.11%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||60.89%|
|TYPE OF OAKLAND HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||42.84%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.26%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||18.66%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||33.86%|
|SIZE OF OAKLAND HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.57%|
|AGE OF OAKLAND HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.13%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||20.02%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||34.48%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||38.37%|
|OAKLAND REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$609,914|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,560|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $71,000||2.13%|
|$71,001 - $142,000||2.63%|
|$142,001 - $284,000||10.70%|
|$284,001 - $427,000||15.36%|
|$427,001 - $569,000||15.28%|
|$569,001 - $711,000||11.14%|
|$711,001 - $1,067,000||22.04%|
|$1,067,001 - $1,422,000||12.34%|
|PEOPLE OF OAKLAND||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.49%|
|5 TO 17||14.43%|
|18 TO 24||9.17%|
|25 TO 34||17.74%|
|35 TO 54||28.64%|
|55 TO 64||11.83%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.69%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||80.64%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$52,962|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$32,566|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||20.97%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (14.13%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.28%)
Public Service (3.76%)
Information Technology (3.00%)
Real estate (2.25%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||26.07%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.75%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.62%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||10.29%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||6.02%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||25.88%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (5.42%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (59.72%)
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