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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Oakland is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 6,645. Oakland is in Cook County. Living in Oakland offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Oakland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oakland and residents tend to be liberal.
About Oakland...
Population
6,645

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,415
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$643
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    86%
  • Own
    14%
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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
    840.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    46.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    311.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    451.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,802.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    560.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,081
National
$55,322
Families with Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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I love living in Oakland. I feel safe and would like to remain apart of the community. The people are friendly and the community is involved in the social upbringing of the youths.
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Living in Chicago is beautiful but as a youth everyday I feel I could possibly lose my life due to all the gang violence that takes place here. Its scary to think that as a child living here you may not make it to see the age 18, or even see college. Not even just that we are labeled one of the murder capitols of America. People don't even call Chicago by its name, most people call it "Chi-raq" because of all the deaths. For me that is very scary to live in, and everyday I can't wait to get out of here. I love my hometown of course but I'd love to see it improve. I'd love to see government officials stand up and make our city great again. Change is all Chicago needs.
Not the greatest place, especially for a family of four the space was small.