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.

Oakland Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7436
Phone Area Codes201
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.03
Approximate Longitude-74.24

Oakland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Oakland Public Libraries

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

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Oakland Public Schools

Dogwood Hill Elementary School
25 Dogwood Dr
ZIP: 7436
(201) 337-5822
Total Enrollment 283
Heights Elementary School
114 Seminole Ave
ZIP: 7436
(201) 337-4147
Total Enrollment 364
Indian Hills High School
97 Yawpo Ave
ZIP: 7436
(201) 337-0100
Total Enrollment 1226
Manito Elementary School
111 Manito Ave
ZIP: 7436
(201) 337-6106
Total Enrollment 285
Valley Middle School
71 Oak St
ZIP: 7436
(201) 337-8185
Total Enrollment 619

Oakland Private Schools

Apple Montessori School
192 Ramapo Valley Rd
ZIP: 7436
Total Enrollment 10
Barnstable Academy
8 Wright Way
ZIP: 7436
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
Gerrard Berman Day School
45 Spruce St
ZIP: 7436
Total Enrollment 85
Kids Interactive Day School
8 Wright Way Oakland Mcbride C Park
ZIP: 7436
Total Enrollment 20
Kradle 2 Kindergarten - Bauer Dr
95 Bauer Dr
ZIP: 7436
Total Enrollment 12
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help-early Childhood
7 Loyola Pl
ZIP: 7436
Total Enrollment 24
Reed Academy
25 Potash Rd
ZIP: 7436
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
St Albans Preschool
1 Church Ln
ZIP: 7436
Total Enrollment 19
The New Jersey Japanese School
117 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 7436
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
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