Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,216 people and just one neighborhood, Oakland is the 48th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
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 service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), maintenance occupations (9.90%) and healthcare (7.85%).
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Oakland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.