Oakland is a tiny city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 886 people and just one neighborhood, Oakland is the 664th largest community in Illinois. Oakland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
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 sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in office and administrative support (18.87%), sales jobs (11.32%) and management occupations (6.60%).
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Oakland has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Oakland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Oakland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Oakland may be for you.
Being a small city, Oakland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.