Oakland is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,851 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the 201st largest community in Maryland. Oakland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns, Oakland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oakland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in healthcare (14.67%), office and administrative support (14.07%), and management occupations (13.39%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.57% 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.52 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, Oakland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Oakland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.86% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2018 was $34,716, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,864 for a family of four. However, Oakland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Oakland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.