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Oakland, ME
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Oakland profile

Living in Oakland

Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,322 people and two associated neighborhoods, Oakland is the 54th largest community in Maine.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

It is a fairly quiet town 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 town, Oakland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Oakland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.80% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oakland in 2018 was $39,180, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,720 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oakland include English, French, Irish, French Canadian, and German.

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

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