Oakland

It has a diversity other cities should strive for, an urban cityscape featuring some very rural locales.

Welcome to Oakland

An urban cityscape featuring some very rural locales
 
Looking to buy or sell a home in Oakland? Anthony Riggins, top top-producing Oakland Realtor, is consistently the number one choice. East Bay Real Estate, specifically Oakland, is at its hottest. Oakland’s vibrant, historic, stylish neighborhoods are receiving acclaim globally, and both buyers and sellers are taking note. From chic Lake Merritt Penthouses with million-dollar views of the San Francisco skyline to lavishly curated mansions perched high atop the Oakland Hills—and everything in between—this is the place to be.
 
Oakland, in the hub of the Bay Area, is both historic and modern. It has a diversity other cities should strive for, an urban cityscape featuring some very rural locales. You can find yourself hiking by day among the Redwoods at Joaquin Miller Park and by night, sipping craft cocktails in one of Uptown’s many historic art deco buildings. Oakland’s colorful, friendly, and laid-back vibe rivals other cities. There really is a sense of community here and a special pride Oaklanders carry with them. It’s a grand city with a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and tastes for all to enjoy.
 
The growing arts and entertainment scene is experiencing a boom with events like Oakland Art Murmur and Friday Night’s at the OMCA (Oakland Museum of California). Artists are flocking to Oakland to see and be seen. Newly renovated Fox Theatre hosts some of the Bay Area’s hottest acts, often skipping San Francisco to play at the stunning, historic art deco masterpiece. The Paramount Theatre sees top-notch celebrities, most recently Prince, Jerry Seinfeld, and Diana Ross.
 
 
 
The Mediterranean climate allows Oaklanders as well as visitors to enjoy outdoor activity year-round. Enjoy one of the many outdoor festivals showcasing art and entertainment from some of Oakland’s most prolific performers. The monthly Jack of All Trades in Jack London Square is a great place to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Peruse handmade jewelry, textiles, and screen-printed art while taking in the views of the waterfront.
 
The Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, held every Saturday, offers locals a bounty of some of Northern California’s best produce, cheese, eggs, and other delicious treats, with Lake Merritt as a backdrop. Dozens of art, music, beer, and wine festivals take place year-round in Oakland—it’s never a dull moment here.
 
The many historic attractions, abundant parks and open spaces, vibrant waterfront and lakefront, historic Art Deco architecture, five-star restaurants, bustling nightlife, pro sports, and many recreation options from hiking to sailing make for an exciting destination.

Overview for Oakland, CA

430,228 people live in Oakland, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $46,580.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

430,228

Total Population

36.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,580.02

Average individual Income

Around Oakland, CA

There's plenty to do around Oakland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

77
Very Walkable
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score
55
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dove Dinners, Gloria Kamil Total Fitness Transformation, and Play More.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.44 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.2 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.26 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Oakland, CA

Oakland has 162,944 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oakland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 430,228 people call Oakland home. The population density is 8,269.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

430,228

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.2

Median Age

48.42 / 51.58%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
162,944

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$46,580.02

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Oakland, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Oakland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Park Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Pauls Episcopal School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
American Indian Public Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
North Oakland Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
American Indian Public High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
KIPP Bridge Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Horace Mann Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Manzanita Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Oakland Technical High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Piedmont Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Street Academy (Alternative)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
United for Success Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
West Oakland Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Home and Hospital Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Pentecostal Way Of Truth School Academy
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
Starlite Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
School Of Saint Leo The Great
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Civicorps Corpsmember Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
American Indian Public Charter II
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Oakland School for the Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Crocker Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Garfield Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Edna Brewer Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Sequoia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Oakland International High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Renaissance International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fred Finch-Oakland Hills Academy
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Lambo Academy International
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Pacific Boychoir Academy
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Community School for Creative Education
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Aspire ERES Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Oakland Charter Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Lazear Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Chabot Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bella Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Emerson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Fruitvale Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Glenview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Joaquin Miller Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
La Escuelita Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Montclair Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
International Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Manzanita SEED Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Ralph J. Bunche High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Gateway to College at Laney College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Young Adult Program
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Growing Light Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Patten Academy Of Christian Education
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
St Anthony Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Vincent's Day Home
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Escuela Bilingue Internacional
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Holy Names High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Downtown Charter Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Envision Academy for Arts & Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Learning Without Limits
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Allendale Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Cleveland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hillcrest Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bridges Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Peralta Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Roosevelt Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Thornhill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Urban Promise Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Lodestar: A Lighthouse Community Charter Public
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Aspire College Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
East Bay Innovation Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Lighthouse Community Charter High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Laurel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Markham Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Parker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Madison Park Academy Tk-5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Rudsdale Continuation
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
ACORN Woodland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Coliseum College Prep Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Elmhurst United Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Julia Morgan School For Girls
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Northern Light School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Aspire Triumph Technology Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Alternatives in Action
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Conservatory of Vocal/Instrumental Arts High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Francophone Charter School of Oakland
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Burckhalter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Frick United Academy of Language
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Grass Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
New Highland Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Madison Park Academy 6-12
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Esperanza Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Melrose Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
East Oakland Pride Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Mills College Childrens School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Lighthouse Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Oakland Unity Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Aspire Monarch Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Aurum Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Brookfield Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Howard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Redwood Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Rise Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Greenleaf Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Bishop O Dowd High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
First Covenant Treehouse Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available