Oakland, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Oakland had a population of 13,211 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland: Yaughpaugh, Yawpaw.

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Oakland, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,211
Daytime Population: Workers 5,813
Daytime Population: Residents 6,520
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 13,003
Population in Familes 11,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density2 1,563
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $118,714
Average Household Income $145,049
Per Capita Income $49,262


Total Housing Units 4,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,085 (89.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $481,061
Average Home Value $521,640


Total Households 4,433
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 3,649
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.58%
Households 0.31% 0.48%
Families 0.31% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 2017 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 # 94 83rd
Population Density # 377 31st
Diversity Index # 368 32nd
Median Household Income # 81 85th
Per Capita Income # 139 75th

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