Oakland is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 508 people and just one neighborhood, Oakland is the 205th largest community in Mississippi.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Oakland, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 66.96% of Oakland’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Oakland is a town of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in sales jobs (6.96%), office and administrative support (5.65%) and management occupations (3.91%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Oakland is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.