Oakland, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Oakland?

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There are 437,548 residents in Oakland, with a median age of 36.9. Of this, 48.61% are males and 51.39% are females. US-born citizens make up 71.7% of the resident pool in Oakland, while non-US-born citizens account for 14.6%. Additionally, 13.7% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 375,983 people in Oakland currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 437,548 3.5%
Male Population 212,678 3.9%
Female Population 224,870 3.2%
Male population 48.61%
Female population 51.39%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.9 0.8%
Citizen US Born 313,720 3.3%
Citizen not US Born 63,880 4.4%
Not Citizen 59,948 3.7%
Citizen US Born 71.7%
Citizen not US Born 14.6%
Not Citizen 13.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,379 -13.0%
Moved from Same County 31,834 6.2%
Moved from Same State 16,029 -1.6%
Moved from Different State 5,325 -4.9%
Same House as Last Year 375,983 3.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.78%
Moved from Same County 7.36%
Moved from Same State 3.71%
Moved from Different State 1.23%
Same House as Last Year 86.92%

What are the employment statistics in Oakland?

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White-collar workers make up 83.15% of the working population in Oakland, while blue-collar employees account for 16.85%. There are also 27,524 entrepreneurs in Oakland (11.85% of the workforce); 145,729 workers employed in private companies (62.74%); and 32,834 people working in governmental institutions (14.14%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 193,120 3.1%
Blue Collar 39,136 2.8%
White Collar 83.15%
Blue Collar 16.85%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 27,524 2.5%
Private Companies 145,729 3.3%
Governmental Workers 32,834 4.3%
Not for Profit Companies 26,169 0.8%
Self Employees 11.85%
Private Companies 62.74%
Governmental Workers 14.14%
Not for Profit Companies 11.27%

How many households are there in Oakland?

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There are a total of 167,307 households in Oakland, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 54.53% of these Oakland households, while non-family units account for the remaining 45.47%. Additionally, 26.84% of households have children and 73.16% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 167,307 4.5%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 91,235 5.0%
Non-family Households 76,072 3.9%
Family Households 54.53%
Non-family Households 45.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 44,904 4.5%
Households without Children 122,403 4.5%
Households with Children 26.84%
Households without Children 73.16%

What are the median and average incomes in Oakland?

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The average annual household income in Oakland is $124,815, while the median household income sits at $85,628 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $102,859, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $91,069. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $57,917 and $52,664, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $124,815 7.1%
Median Household Income $85,628 6.8%
People below Poverty Level 57,777 -4.1%
People above Poverty Level 370,514 5.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Oakland?

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There are 180,171 housing units in Oakland, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1952. Of the 167,307 occupied housing units in Oakland, 41.29% are owner-occupied, while 58.71% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 73.13% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $787,600. In general, housing costs reach $1,890 per month in Oakland.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 180,171 4.9%
Median Year Built 1952 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 66,957 4.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 18,091 4.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 20,169 5.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 19,646 3.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 18,507 5.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,569 4.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 9,649 0.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 10,915 5.0%
Built between 2010 and 2019 5,472 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 196 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 167,307 4.5%
Owner Occupied 69,089 5.6%
Renter Occupied 98,218 3.7%
Owner Occupied 41.29%
Renter Occupied 58.71%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 50,526 5.7%
Without Mortgage 18,563 5.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $787,600 6.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $730,900 6.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,890 8.2%
With Mortgage 73.13%
Without Mortgage 26.87%

What is the level of education in Oakland?

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Approximately 24.1% of the population in Oakland holds a high school degree (that's 84,728 residents), while 17.56% have attained a college certificate (69,196 locals) and 25.93% have a bachelor's degree (91,173 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 29,038 3.7%
Some High School 84,728 1.6%
Some College 69,196 1.1%
Associate Degree 19,213 2.2%
Bachelor's Degree 91,173 3.3%
Graduate Degree 65,727 10.1%
No High School 8.26%
Some High School 24.1%
Some College 17.56%
Associate Degree 5.46%
Bachelor's Degree 25.93%
Graduate Degree 18.69%

What is the marital status of Oakland residents?

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A total of 164,572 people in Oakland have never been married (which represents 45.17% of the total population), while 149,827 of them are wedded (41.12%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 7,314 (2.01%) and 34,040 (9.34%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 164,572 1.8%
Married 149,827 6.0%
Separated 7,314 4.2%
Widowed 15,915 2.3%
Divorced 34,040 1.0%
Never Married 45.17%
Married 41.12%
Separated 2.01%
Widowed 4.37%
Divorced 9.34%

What are the most common means of transportation in Oakland?

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The top three means of transportation people in Oakland use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 131,684 residents commute by car, 14,267 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 8,501 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 131,684 0.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 14,267 -7.8%
Subway or Elevated 1,772 N/A
Railroad 425 -16.3%
Ferryboat 539 -24.7%
Bicycle 4,442 -13.5%
Motorcycle 1,071 0.1%
TaxiCab 1,067 18.3%
Walk 8,501 7.4%

What is the median and average household income in Oakland by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
94601 52,950 15,758 $54,972.00 $78,612.00
94602 31,451 12,034 $115,087.00 $157,554.00
94603 35,996 10,174 $60,068.00 $76,913.00
94605 45,334 16,812 $83,026.00 $115,251.00
94606 38,595 15,712 $67,197.00 $88,543.00
94607 27,022 11,678 $66,211.00 $108,082.00
94609 24,623 10,321 $99,783.00 $139,670.00
94610 32,144 15,656 $117,530.00 $159,547.00
94611 40,292 17,675 $147,080.00 $206,581.00
94612 16,884 9,429 $65,536.00 $108,712.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 94601 94602 94603 94605 94606 94607 94609 94610 94611 94612 94613 94618 94619 94621

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