Oakland Park, FL
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Oakland Park profile

Living in Oakland Park

Oakland Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 44,229 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Oakland Park is the 77th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakland Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland Park who work in office and administrative support (13.23%), management occupations (10.79%), and sales jobs (7.96%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Oakland Park is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Oakland Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Oakland Park is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.29% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oakland Park in 2018 was $30,152, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,608 for a family of four. However, Oakland Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oakland Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oakland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oakland Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakland Park include Haitian, Irish, German, Italian, and English.

Oakland Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.74%.

The most common language spoken in Oakland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.