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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,968
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+17,303
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,608
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,960

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,426
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone15.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,498
Median House Value$324,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.4%
German9.1%
Irish6.8%
Italian5.4%
English5.1%
Portuguese2.8%
African2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Norwegian1.4%
Arab1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish1%
Polish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Oakley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Contra Costa County
Standard Zip Codes94561
Phone Area Codes925
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.99
Approximate Longitude-121.68

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)

StationANTIOCH PUMP PLANT #3
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
StationMOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip23.9 inches
StationTRACY PUMPING PLANT
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp60 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Antioch108,675$72,019
Brentwood56,923$107,200
Clayton11,655$148,832
Isleton787$38,478
Pittsburg67,998$68,600
Rio Vista8,055$70,202

Oakley Public Schools

Freedom High
1050 Neroly Rd.
ZIP: 94561
High
Total Enrollment 2550
Almond Grove Elementary
5000 Amaryllis St.
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Oakley Elementary
501 Norcross Ln.
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Laurel Elementary
1141 Laurel Rd.
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Iron House Elementary
4801 Frank Hengel Way
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Vintage Parkway Elementary
1000 Vintage Pkwy.
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
O'hara Park Middle
1100 O'hara Ave.
ZIP: 94561
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Orchard Park
5150 Live Oak Ave.
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Delta Vista Middle
4901 Frank Hengel Way
ZIP: 94561
Middle
Total Enrollment 795
Gehringer Elementary
100 Simoni Ranch Rd.
ZIP: 94561
Primary
Total Enrollment 718

Oakley Private Schools

Faith Christian Learning Center
5400 Main St
ZIP: 94561
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
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