Oakland, California Census Data & Community Profile

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Oakland GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Oakland, CA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Oakland, CA was 399,484.

Oakland Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Oakland was 192,757, which represents 48.3 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Oakland, CA
There are an estimated 64,469 married men in the town. 43.3 percent of men over 15 years old in Oakland are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Oakland is 206,727 which is 51.7 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Oakland, California
There are an estimated 62,099 married women in the community. 37.5 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Oakland, CA
The median age of people living in Oakland, CA was 33.3 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Oakland was 28,292. There were 299,725 people above the age of 18, which represents 75 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 10.5 percent of the population (41,788) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Oakland, CA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Oakland, CA was 379,573.

White Population in Oakland, CA
The estimated White population in the Oakland community is 125,013, which is 31.3 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Oakland, California
The estimated Black/African American population is 142,460, which is 35.7 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Oakland, CA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Oakland, CA was 2,655.

Asian Population in Oakland, California
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 60,851.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Oakland, CA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Oakland was an estimated 2,002.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 46,592, while those of “two or more races” was 19,911 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Oakland community was 87,467, or 21.9 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Oakland, CA
The household population number in Oakland was 392,309.

Group Quarters Population in Oakland, CA
Group Quarters population in the community was 7,175.

Average Household Size in Oakland, CA
The average household size in Oakland is 2.6 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.38 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Oakland, CA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 157,508 total housing units in Oakland.

The number of occupied housing units was 150,790, or 95.7 of the total units in town. Of these, 62,489 were owner-occupied (41.4), and 88,301 were renter-occupied (58.6, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 6,718 vacant homes in Oakland at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Oakland, California
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 52,960, with a median value in dollars of 235,500.

Monthly Owner Costs in Oakland, CA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,504 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Oakland, average costs per month were $355 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 193,305 people in the community had a high school degree, or 73.9 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Oakland, California
80,777 people in Oakland also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 30.9 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Oakland, CA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Oakland was 24,209, or 8.1 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Oakland, CA
In 2000, there were 84,452 people in Oakland, CA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Oakland, CA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 136,814 people in Oakland who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 36.8 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Oakland, California
There were 190,725 in the labor force in Oakland at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 61.6 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Oakland was 31.1 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Oakland, CA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $40,055. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Oakland, CA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $44,384. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Oakland, California
Per capita income in Oakland in the last full census was 21,936. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Oakland numbered 14,136, or 16.2 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Oakland, CA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 76,489, or 19.4 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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