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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,660
Male Share of the Population53.9%
Female Share of the Population46.1%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+22,498
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married34.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,912
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,355
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,140

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,672
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,115
Median House Value$163,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.1%
West Indian14.8%
Haitian10.1%
Irish8.9%
German7.8%
Italian7.1%
English5.4%
Jamaican4%
Polish2%
Brazilian1.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.3%
African0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Russian0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Greek0.5%
Bahamian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
British0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
South African0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Oakland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33304, 33305, 33306, 33334, 33309, 33311, 33308
P.O. Box Zip Codes33307
Phone Area Codes305,786,954, 754
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.14
Approximate Longitude-80.13

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)

StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Lauderdale175,153$62,221
Lauderdale Lakes34,321$37,551
Lauderhill70,452$42,870
Pompano Beach106,004$49,664
Sea Ranch Lakes663$149,167
Wilton Manors12,270$71,211

Oakland Park Public Libraries

Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library
1298 N.E. 37TH STREET
Oakland Park, Florida
(954) 630-4366

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Oakland Park Public Schools

Success Leadership Academy
1237 Ne 4th Ave
ZIP: 33304
(954) 769-9176
Kathleen C. Wright Leadership Academy
2099 W Prospect Rd
ZIP: 33309
(954) 306-2041
Lloyd Estates Elementary School
750 Nw 41st St
ZIP: 33309
(754) 322-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Suned High School
2360 W Oakland Park Blvd
ZIP: 33311
(954) 678-3939
High
Total Enrollment 367
James S. Rickards Middle School
6000 Ne 9th Ave
ZIP: 33334
(754) 322-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 991
North Andrews Gardens Elementary School
345 Ne 56th St
ZIP: 33334
(754) 322-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 878
Northeast High School
700 Ne 56th St
ZIP: 33334
(754) 322-1550
High
Total Enrollment 1888
Oakland Park Elementary School
936 Ne 33rd St
ZIP: 33334
(754) 322-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 615

Oakland Park Private Schools

Care & Share Uxbridge Christian Academy
3260 N Andrews Ave
ZIP: 33309
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Anew-generation Christian Leadership Academy
2516 W Oakland Park Blvd
ZIP: 33311
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Lighthouse Christian Academy
801 Ne 34th Ct
ZIP: 33334
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
St Mark's Episcopal School
1750 E Oakland Park Blvd
ZIP: 33334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 352
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