This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Oakland has a low population density. Oakland is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
With a quality of life rating of 4/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Oakland, CA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Oakland, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Oakland has a population density of 7,346, with 411,785 current residents.
Out of the 411,785 current residents, 48% are male and 51% are female. 43% of the residents are married and 56% are single.
- 71% Sun
- 23% Rain
- 0% Snow
58°F average temperature
- 55 years Median home age
- $292,050 Median home price
- -14.29% Home appreciation rate
- 7.1% Annual property tax
As for living in Oakland, the air quality is 36% and the weather, on average, is 71% sunny, 23% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Oakland, you should know that 38.5% of homes are owned while 55.1% of homes are rented, and 6.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $292,050, the median age of homes is 55 years, the annual home appreciation is -14.29% and the annual property tax is 7.10%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of Oakland, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Oakland’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Oakland is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 78.52% Democratic, 19.19% Republican, and 2.29% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:27
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
73%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
12%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Oakland, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 17.20% of residents are unemployed in Oakland (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Oakland residents: 14.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.47% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.9% are in the customer service field, 25.3% are in the sales field, 0.21% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 12.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:27. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 73.32%, 5.51% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.53% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.39% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Oakland, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Oakland have a few different options. 55% of commuters use their own cars, 17% of commuters carpool, 17% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.