Oakland Alameda County, California

Oakland: Port city and county seat of Alameda County, California, United States

About

Oakland is a city located in the county of Alameda in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 390,724. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 424,891 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1851.

Oakland Quick Facts

Population : 424,891 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Alameda County
Head of government : Mayor of Oakland, California
Twitter username : Oakland
Postal code : 94617–94624, 94659–94662, 94666, 94601–94615, 94649
Phone Area Codes : 510
Official name : Oakland
Water as percent of area : 28.48%
Land as percent of area : 71.52%
Altitude : 141 feet / 43 meters
Capital city : Oakland is capital of Alameda County
Establishment : January 01, 1852 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 19:52:49 (18th May 2022)
Population growth : 8.04% (2010-2020)
Oakland locator map
Location of Oakland on California map.
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OAKLAND CA USA - Skyline and Bridge
OAKLAND  CA  USA - Skyline and Bridge image

Geography

Oakland is located at 37°48'16"N 122°16'15"W (37.8043700, -122.2708000). It has 5 neighbors: Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont and San Leandro.

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Oakland has 5 neighbours.

  • Alameda city in Alameda County, California, United States
  • Berkeley city in Alameda County, California, United States
  • Emeryville city in the United States state of California
  • Piedmont city in California
  • San Leandro city in Alameda County, California, United States

Demographics

The population of Oakland increased by 8.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1860 1,543 - census
2010 390,724 99.61% census
2011 396,086 1.35% estimation process
2012 401,104 1.25% estimation process
2013 406,648 1.36% estimation process
2014 412,901 1.51% estimation process
2015 418,211 1.27% estimation process
2016 420,947 0.65% estimation process
2017 424,382 0.81% estimation process
2018 429,056 1.09% estimation process
2019 433,031 0.92% estimation process
2020 424,891 -1.92% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 17,516
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 16,334
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 7.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 18,937
April 1, 2010 Population : 16,330
People under 5 years old, percentage : 11.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 35.4%
People over 65 (%) : 6.4%
Female persons, % : 50.3%
White only, percent : 46.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 0.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 91.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 6.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 95
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 40.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 49.0%

Oakland zip code is 94601. County name: Alameda, County fips: 06001

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 49.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $305,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,733
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $385
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,480
2015-2019 Households : 3,702
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 4.68
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 92.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 82.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 78.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 70.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 45.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 3.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.4%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 9,600
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,228
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 46,159
2012 total retail sales per capita : $2,749
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $59,595
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $15,636
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 422
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 197
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 139
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 294
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 112
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 40
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 367
2010 population per square mile : 7,648.1
2010 land area in square miles : 2.14
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $112,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,132
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $468
2015-2019 median gross rent : $942
2015-2019 Households : 15,235
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.61
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 7.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 88.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 79,166
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 101,835
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,089,151
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 476,142
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,488
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $62,461
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,018
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,453
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,294
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 868
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 470
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,852
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 408
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,783
2010 population per square mile : 1,710.7
2010 land area in square miles : 22.27
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 48,907
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 63.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $141,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,353
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $455
2015-2019 median gross rent : $880
Permits for construction, 2020 : 686
2015-2019 Households : 43,314
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.58
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.5%
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,821,683
2012 total retail sales per capita : $16,081
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $53,903
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,505
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.9%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 2,791
2019 total employment : 40,511
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 1,701,866
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -1.6%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 8,912
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 9,893
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,538
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,135
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,238
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 7,243
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,194
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 8,187
2010 population per square mile : 72.4
2010 land area in square miles : 1,521.97
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 61.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $129,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,395
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $514
2015-2019 median gross rent : $851
2015-2019 Households : 71,033
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.60
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 89.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 81.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 68.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 68.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 30.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.3%
2012 total retail sales per capita : NA
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,593
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $18,771
Percentage of people living in poverty : 26.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 27,517
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 14,000
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 10,688
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 24,727
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,842
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,551
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 25,034
2010 population per square mile : 2,655.4
2010 land area in square miles : 88.91

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People born in Oakland (200)

People born in Oakland, including nanotechnologist K. Eric Drexler, composer, music theorist, creator of musical instruments Harry Partch, computer scientist Fernando J. Corbató, .

List

  • Hans Reiser (American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and convicted murderer) he was born in 19/12/1963
  • Paul Pierce (American basketball player) he was born in 13/10/1977
  • Ed Elisian (racecar driver) he was born in 09/12/1926
  • Zendaya (American actress, singer, dancer and model) she was born in 01/09/1996
  • Thomas Schelling (American economist) he was born in 14/04/1921
  • Mark Hamill (American actor, producer, director, and writer) he was born in 25/09/1951
  • Brandon Lee (American actor and martial artist (1965-1993)) he was born in 01/02/1965
  • Lyndsy Fonseca (American actress) she was born in 07/01/1987
  • Keyshia Cole (American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer) she was born in 15/10/1981
  • Carla Bley (American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader) she was born in 11/05/1938
  • Jo Van Fleet (American actress) she was born in 29/12/1915
  • Amy Tan (American novelist) she was born in 19/02/1952
  • Elizabeth Roemer (American astronomer) she was born in 04/09/1929
  • Anthony Boucher (Editor, novelist, short story writer) he was born in 21/08/1911
  • Sheila E. (American singer and percussionist) she was born in 12/12/1957
  • Catherine Asaro (American science-fiction writer) she was born in 06/11/1955
  • Jan Henne (American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder) she was born in 11/08/1947
  • Laurie R. King (American novelist) she was born in 19/09/1952

Schools in Oakland

College & universities near Oakland, CA

Code Name City ZIP
108269 Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences Oakland (CA) 94612
117557 Lincoln University Oakland (CA) 94612-2801
117247 Laney College Oakland (CA) 94607
122296 Samuel Merritt University Oakland (CA) 94609
118994 Moler Barber College Oakland (CA) 94609-2419

Stations (46)

Amtrak & bus stations near Oakland, CA

Code Name Address Type
OKJ Oakland – Jack London Square station 245 Second Street RAIL
EMY Emeryville station 5885 Horton Street RAIL
BKY Berkeley station University Ave. and Third St. RAIL
OAC Oakland Coliseum station 700 73rd Avenue RAIL
SFC San Francisco (Ferry), California 101 The Embarcadero BUS

Post offices near Oakland

Post Office Name City ZIP
Byron Rumford Post Office Oakland (CA) 94612
Civic Center Oakland Post Office Oakland (CA) 94612
West Grand Carrier Annex Post Office Oakland (CA) 94612
Grand Lak Post Office Oakland (CA) 94610
Oakland Post Office Oakland (CA) 94615

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  • Oakland , New Jersey borough in New Jersey, USA with a population of 12,841 people.
  • Oakland , Tennessee human settlement in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States of America with a population of 8,669 people.
  • Oakland , Maine town in Kennebec County in the U.S. state of Maine with a population of 6,341 people.
  • Oakland , Wisconsin town in Burnett County, Wisconsin, USA with a population of 3,215 people.
  • Oakland , Florida town in Orange County, Florida, United States with a population of 3,152 people.
  • Oakland , Maryland town in the west-central part of Garrett County, Maryland, United States with a population of 1,873 people.
  • Oakland , Maryland town in the west-central part of Garrett County, Maryland, United States with a population of 1,803 people.
  • Oakland , Iowa city located in Iowa, United States with a population of 1,491 people.
  • Oakland , Missouri city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States with a population of 1,375 people.
  • Oakland , Oklahoma human settlement in Marshall County, Oklahoma, United States of America with a population of 1,161 people.
  • Oakland , Oregon city in Oregon, USA with a population of 954 people.
  • Oakland , Pennsylvania census-designated place in Cambria County, Pennsylvania with a population of 556 people.
  • Oakland , Mississippi town in Yalobusha County, Mississippi with a population of 514 people.
  • Oakland , Mississippi town in Yalobusha County, Mississippi with a population of 492 people.
  • Oakland , Minnesota unincorporated community in Freeborn County, Minnesota with a population of 299 people.
  • Oakland , Kentucky city in Warren County, Kentucky, USA with a population of 217 people.
  • Oakland , Nebraska city in Burt County, Nebraska, United States with a population of 142 people.
  • Oakland , Illinois city in Coles County, Illinois, United States with a population of 127 people.
  • Oakland , Kansas human settlement (possibly historical) with a population of 34 people.

Other cities in Alameda County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Alameda County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Fremont 234,569 City in California
Hayward 157,966 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Berkeley 122,726 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Livermore 91,617 City in Alameda County, California, United States
San Leandro 89,161 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Pleasanton 80,247 City in Alameda County, California
Alameda 78,841 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Union City 74,494 City in New Jersey, United States
Union City 74,107 City in California, United States
Dublin 66,936 City in California
Castro Valley 61,388 Area of Alameda County, California, USA
Newark 49,699 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Ashland 21,925 City in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States
Albany 20,031 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Cherryland 14,728 Census designated place
Emeryville 11,875 City in the United States state of California

Distance to Other Cities

Oakland distances to largest California cities