Oakland is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,379 people and just one neighborhood, Oakland is the 302nd largest community in Missouri.
Real Estate Prices
Oakland real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Oakland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Oakland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oakland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in sales jobs (15.33%), management occupations (14.00%) and healthcare (11.50%).
Of important note, Oakland is also a city of artists. Oakland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oakland’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Oakland is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Oakland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oakland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oakland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Oakland is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Oakland, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 96.57% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Oakland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.