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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in sales jobs (12.93%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and personal care services (8.18%).
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 14.89 minutes getting to work every day.
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.
The overall education level of Oakland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.33% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2010 was $24,347, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,388 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 Spanish and Japanese.