Living in Oakland, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Oakland SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
2
Amenities
10
Education
7
Commute
4

Oakland, CA Crime Report

28,670
Total Crimes
6,663.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
159.46%
Above National Average

Oakland, CA Cost Of Living

158
Oakland's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average

Oakland, California Info Snack

Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States. With a population of 419,267 as of 2015[update], it serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States of America. The city was incorporated in 1852.
Population
421,042
Unemployment
6.6%
Poverty
17.6%
Median Home
$627,800
Median Income
$68,442
Median Rent
$1,354

Oakland, CA Photos

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Map Of Oakland, CA

Population over time in Oakland

Year Population % Change
2017 421,042 0.9%
2016 417,442 1.3%
2015 412,040 1.0%
2014 408,073 1.4%
2013 402,339 1.3%
2012 397,011 1.0%
2011 392,890 0.9%
2010 389,397 0.6%
2009 386,909 -
Crime/100k Oakland CA USA
Violent Crime 1273.7 447.4 368.9
Murder 16.3 4.4 5.0
Robbery 609.9 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 543.4 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 5390.1 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 556.4 416.2 376.0
Larceny 3655.0 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 1178.7 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Oakland

White
28.2% (118,713)
African American
23.1% (97,053)
American Indian
0.4% (1,610)
Asian
15.6% (65,591)
Hawaiian
0.6% (2,529)
Other
0.4% (1,868)
Two Or More
4.9% (20,544)
Hispanic
26.9% (113,134)
Race Oakland CA USA
White 28.2% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 23.1% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 15.6% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.9% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 26.9% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Oakland, California

Less than $10,000
5.9% (2,465,766)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.9% (2,897,543)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.2% (3,452,386)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.0% (3,384,595)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.9% (4,151,937)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.8% (6,227,645)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.2% (4,709,387)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.8% (6,218,258)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.2% (3,455,254)
$200,000 or more
12.2% (5,141,424)
Income Oakland CA USA
Less than $10,000 5.9% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.9% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.2% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.0% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.9% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.8% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.2% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.8% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.2% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 12.2% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Oakland

Female
51.6% (217,256)
Male
48.4% (203,786)
Gender Oakland CA USA
Female 51.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Oakland for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
11.0% (46,314)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (33,683)
High School / GED
15.0% (63,156)
Some College
18.0% (75,787)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (25,262)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (101,050)
Master's Degree
12.0% (50,525)
Professional Degree
4.0% (16,841)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (8,420)
Education Oakland CA USA
< 9th Grade 11.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 15.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

5 Reviews & Comments About Oakland

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

Tuck3r

I live in Oakland and it's not bad outside of East and West Oakland. For some context, the clip at the end of the video isn't from California.


ETG

i lived in richmond all my life and Oakland is way worse then Richmond theres hardly any police there and they wait for the shootings to be over then they show up lol


Kalea Jordan

My dad grew up in Oakland and I live in San Leandro and he never had anything happen to him and I use to always go to Oakland to do my basketball practice


Trent S56

Yeah I live in Oakland !. And it really s***s !!!.


HomeSnacks User

To everybody thinking about moving to Oakland : It's dreadful, horrible chaos. Please just stay where you are.

Actually, Oakland s a wonderful place to live. We just don't need any more people here. Really.

Bad: weather. Bad: diverse, fun population. You've been warned. Lol

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