Oakland Park, FL
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Oakland Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 44,319 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Oakland Park is the 71st largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Oakland Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oakland Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland Park who work in sales jobs (13.93%), office and administrative support (12.76%), and food service (10.08%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Oakland Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Oakland Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Oakland Park citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.82% of adults in Oakland Park have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oakland Park in 2010 was $24,424, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,696 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 26.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakland Park include Irish, German, Italian, and English.

Oakland Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.67%.

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