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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Oakland is a town in Nebraska with a population of 1,508. Oakland is in Burt County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Oakland offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakland there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Oakland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Oakland are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Oakland

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,667
National
$55,322

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Oakland Reviews

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As with any small town, it takes a while for the residents to warm up to you and you to gain their trust. Most people are very kind and courteous here. The town is VERY dedicated to the schools here, and the schools are VERY dedicated to every student. There are job opportunities, both in town and in surrounding towns. It's fairly easy to find a job with a good standing public record and negative drug test. Most jobs are worth the pay.
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Overall an average community. Small town living and a family orientated community. The school system is decent except for the bullying. Cost of living and real estate is defiantly a plus!
The schools are always hiring, it just depends on what your teaching degree is in. The area I live in is very heavily aided towards farmers, so they have more opportunities.