Introduction to Oakley, California

Oakley, California is 5 miles E of Antioch, California (center to center) and 33 miles NE of Oakland, California. It is in Contra Costa county. The city is part of the Oakland metro area. The population of Oakley is 25,619.

Oakley History

The city of Oakley was founded in the mid 19th century. It was the center of many thriving agricultural ventures. Some of the crops that were grown and cultivated here included almonds, grapes, walnuts, and pecans. The downtown area of the city was destroyed by fire during the late 19th century. The city was later rebuilt.The early settlers of Oakley went to school in a white wooded building that was situated at the edge of town near the Antioch border. This school was later converted into a church.

Oakley and nearby Attractions

East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum

  • Civic Center Park
  • Pittsburg Community Theatre
  • Creekside park
  • Brairwood
  • Claremont Bay Park
  • Oakley Library

Things To Do In Oakley

The city of Oakley is dotted with numerous neighborhood and school parks. The local parks of Oakley are popular for youth sport leagues, school activities, neighborhood parties and family outings. There are also four theater groups situated nearby for the Oakley residents to attend and participate in. There is also a very well stocked library in the city. Those who wish to know the history of Oakley can visit the city museum.

Oakley Transportation

The city is served by the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, the closest major airport.

Oakley Higher Education

Oakley's higher education needs are served by Los Medanos College.


Total Population 37,391
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,026
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,419
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,366
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,449


Median Family Income $83,803
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%


People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,427
Median House Value $249,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 6.7%

Oakley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Antioch, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94561
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.997
Longitude -121.711

Oakley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antioch 105,630 $73,023
Brentwood 54,062 $100,925
Clayton 11,328 $141,623
Isleton 792 $32,273
Pittsburg 65,761 $64,521
Rio Vista 7,646 $70,045
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Serves 1,923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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