Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,260 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the 54th largest community in Maine.
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, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in teaching (15.37%), management occupations (12.72%), and healthcare (9.94%).
Because of many things, Oakland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oakland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oakland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oakland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.
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 percentage of people in Oakland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.59% of adults in Oakland have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2018 was $33,704, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,816 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 French, Irish, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.