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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
North Oakland is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 9,429. North Oakland is in Allegheny County. Living in North Oakland offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Oakland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North Oakland and residents tend to be liberal.
About North Oakland...
Population
9,429

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,122
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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North Oakland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    947.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$15,237
National
$55,322
Families with Children
2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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There are policemen around because the police of both Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh operate here alongside the City Police. I answered not sure because I haven't had personal experience with them. The main concern I have is that there seem to be very few streetlights in my area. Walking around at night is always in the dark!
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I admire this area because it is the cusp of many different areas of the US. I have lived in many places and this stands out to me because it does not have the aggressiveness of the NE or the sluggishness of the South. The people are friendly and diverse and the urban area feels relatively safe for an urban area. I think a lot of good is being done in terms of academic research and it can be felt in the atmosphere. There are a lot of interesting places and businesses to visit and they are accessible to me by foot or by bus.
The community here is mainly run by the fact that there is a university here, which makes the sense of community stronger. When there is a game, people like to talk about it and cheer for the team. People are friendly and say hello/offer help more often than in a typical urban setting.