Oakland is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,762 people and just one neighborhood, Oakland is the 337th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Oakland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Oakland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Oakland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Oakland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $79,750.
Occupations and Workforce
Oakland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in sales jobs (18.58%), management occupations (15.96%) and office and administrative support (10.86%).
Of important note, Oakland is also a town 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Oakland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oakland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oakland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Oakland is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.