Oakland, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Oakland had a population of 12,917 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 41.0295 and longitude -74.2431 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 236 feet.

The Borough of Oakland (GNIS ID: 885330) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland: Yaughpaugh, Yawpaw.

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Oakland, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 12,917
Population in Households 12,709
Population in Familes 11,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density1 1,528
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 4,381
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,057 (89.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $463,194
Average Home Value $502,335


Median Household Income $121,084
Average Household Income $141,361
Per Capita Income $48,226
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.41%
Households 0.2% 0.41%
Families 0.23% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 378 31st
Diversity Index2 # 370 32nd
Median Household Income # 58 90th
Per Capita Income # 126 77th

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