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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
West Oakland is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,496. West Oakland is in Allegheny County. Living in West Oakland offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Oakland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Oakland and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Oakland...
Population
2,496

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$61,542
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$776
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
    79
    283
  • Murder
    39
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    236
    500
  • Theft
    983
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    236
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$16,840
National
$55,322
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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West Oakland Reviews

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it's a lot more common for people to get mugged in the flats of Oakland, and I know that petty crime is pretty normal down there. the people who lived in our house before were robbed, and in November someone broke into our house through the window. however, if you keep everything locked up most of the time its fine. I think the only reason its a risky area is because there is so much student activity, and that can get kids a little too riled up sometimes...
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