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Overview

Introduction to Oakland, New Jersey

Oakland, New Jersey is 6 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Bergen county. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Oakland History

Oakland was officially incorporated on April 8, 1902. Prior to this, it was a part of Franklin Township. The town basically developed as a summer resort for families from urban New Jersey and New York City. It remained this way from the 1940s until the end of the 1960s. At the time of its establishment, the town of Oakland had about 479 residents only. The current population of this town is over 13,000.

Oakland and nearby Attractions

  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • American Labor Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Camp Tamarack
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Crystal Lake

Things To Do In Oakland

Visitors to Oakland can take a trip to the museums and historic sites in and around the town, like the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, the Israel Crane House, the American Labor Museum and the Bergen Museum of Art & Science. The Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are ideal places to take children to.

Oakland Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Oakland Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at the Ramapo College Of New Jersey, the William Paterson University Of New Jersey, the Passaic County Community College, and the Rockland Community College.

People

Total Population 13,003
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,462
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.6%
Median Earnings25+ $59,220
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $38,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,344

Wealth

Median Family Income $121,671
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,516
Median House Value $436,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 6%
Irish 20.1%

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

Oakland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07436
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.013
Longitude -74.264

Oakland 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 WANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 7,933 $93,053
Butler 7,659 $106,875
Franklin Lakes 10,799 $174,444
Pompton Lakes 11,179 $104,482
Riverdale 4,154 $104,975
Wanaque 11,617 $94,112

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

Oakland Public Libraries

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Oakland Public Library
MUNICIPAL PLAZA
Oakland, New Jersey
(201) 337-3742

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Oakland High Schools

INDIAN HILLS HIGH
97 YAWPO AVE
201-337-0100
Serves 920 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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