Oakland, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Oakland, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Oakland had a population of 13,096 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 41.0132 and longitude -74.2643 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Oakland 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland: Yaughpaugh, Yawpaw.

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Oakland, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,096
Population in Households 12,888
Population in Familes 11,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density2 1,549
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $124,596
Average Household Income $150,961
Per Capita Income $51,223


Total Housing Units 4,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,062 (89.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 330 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $497,957
Average Home Value $547,347


Total Households 4,392
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 3,614
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% 0.34%
Households 0.16% 0.23%
Families 0.15% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

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, 2018 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 # 93 83rd
Population Density # 378 31st
Diversity Index # 369 33rd
Median Household Income # 78 86th
Per Capita Income # 146 73rd

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