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Overview

Introduction to Oakland Park, Florida

Oakland Park, Florida, in Broward county, is 3 miles N of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (center to center) and 27 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. 

Oakland Park History

Oakland Park was incorporated as the City of Floranada in 1925, four years after it came to be known as the City of Oakland Park. The city was named because of the massive oaks that lined the Middle River. It has become a prosperous community, and is home to a diverse mix of people. The Florida East Coast Railway, running parallel to the Dixie Highway, bisects the city of Oakland Park. Oakland Park shares its border with the city of Wilton Manors, and boasts of a newly built commuter rail station on the FEC rail line.

Oakland Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Johns Siding Railroad Station.
  • Church of Scientology Mission of Fort Lauderdale.
  • East Coral Lake.
  • John D Easterlin Park.
  • Boulevard Shopping Center.
  • Shoppes of Oakland Forest.

Things To Do In Oakland Park

Oakland Park boasts of a beautiful, pristine lake called the East Coral Lake. There are quite a few amusement parks like the Eden-Atlantic and John D Easterlin Park where both kids and adults can have a fun time. The Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest Celebration is another major attraction. There are a number of churches and shopping centers that one can visit.

Oakland Park Transportation

City residents can access Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport for their air travel needs.

Oakland Park Higher Education

Keiser College has a campus in Fort Lauderdale.

People

Total Population 43,347
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 21,894
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 33.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,898
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,276

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,423
% Above Poverty Level 79.8%
% Below Poverty Level 20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,071
Median House Value $154,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 9.9%

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

Oakland Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33304, 33305, 33306, 33308, 33309, 33311, 33334
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33307, 33310
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.171
Longitude -80.132

Oakland Park 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 POMPANO BEACH
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oakland Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Laud By Sea (33308)

Laud Lakes (33309, 33311)

Lauderdale by the Sea (33308)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Lauderdale 173,570 $60,750
Lauderdale Lakes 34,103 $37,022
Lauderhill 69,979 $43,602
Pompano Beach 104,741 $46,495
Sea Ranch Lakes 701 $126,667
Wilton Manors 12,133 $67,205

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

Oakland Park Public Libraries

Library
Oakland Park Library
1298 N.E. 37 STREET
Oakland Park, Florida
(954) 561-6289
Library Web Site

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Oakland Park High Schools

NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL
700 NE 56TH STREET
954-928-0300
Serves 2,185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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