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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  12. Commute
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Oakland is a suburb of New York City with a population of 13,145. Oakland is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Oakland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakland there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Oakland and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oakland are highly rated.
About Oakland...
Population
13,145

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$446,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,702
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    83.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    490.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Oakland

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,944
National
$55,322
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Oakland Reviews

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What I like most about Oakland is the safety, and opportunity of the town. Growing up, middle schoolers and high schoolers of Oakland would frequent the town restaurants after school, with many different options. You don't have to worry about safety in this town for sure. Because of the many businesses, jobs are easy to get here, especially for high schoolers.
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Oakland is an interesting town. In the eastern and central regions you have standard outer-suburbs, and in the northwestern and southerwestern part of the town you have mountains and rural enviroment.

Nice fishing, good hiking and some mountain biking and a LOT of horse stables.

Interesting politics aswell, mainly moderate republican in the suburban parts and more socially conservative in the mountainous parts.
Oakland is a very beautiful town. It has the best bagel places, the best people and overall is very safe. It has amazing police that you can find at almost every edge of town, and they're all very friendly and well known because most if not all live in Oakland. Oakland is an amazing area to raise your kid in because it has a great schooling system, people aren't out to late, and its a very family friendly neighborhood as well. However, the taxes in Oakland are very very high, but it makes up for it because the houses are beautiful.