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Overview

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. 

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.

People

Total Population 38,243
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,292
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $46,415
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,006

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,625
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 42 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,412
Median House Value $279,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station ANTIOCH PUMP PLANT #3
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
Station MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
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
Station TRACY PUMPING PLANT
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 107,501 $70,583
Brentwood 55,490 $105,398
Clayton 11,497 $141,250
Isleton 806 $35,250
Pittsburg 66,947 $66,430
Rio Vista 7,826 $66,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Oakley High Schools

FREEDOM HIGH
1050 NEROLY ROAD
925-625-5900
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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