Oakland, MD
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Oakland is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,875 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the 197th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns 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 town 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 (15.07%), sales jobs (12.20%), and personal care services (8.40%).

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.

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 16.73 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small town, Oakland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Oakland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.40% of adults in Oakland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oakland in 2010 was $23,991, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,964 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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