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Oakland, New Jersey - Basic Facts

Oakland is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of Oakland.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bergen County at latitude 41.0132 and longitude -74.2643. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 223 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Oakland (see map) encompass a land area of 8.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland: Yaughpaugh, Yawpaw.

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Oakland, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 92 83rd
Population Density1 # 380 30th
Diversity Index2 # 371 32nd
Median Household Income # 70 87th
Per Capita Income # 113 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Oakland, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,875
Population in Households 12,667
Population in Familes 11,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density1 1,523
Diversity Index2 27
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,372
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,595
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,057 (89.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $431,926
Average Home Value $470,785
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $119,399
Average Household Income $143,501
Per Capita Income $49,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.52%
Households 0.2% 0.49%
Families 0.17% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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