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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Oakland is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,377. Oakland is in Cambria County. Living in Oakland offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakland there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Oakland and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Oakland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    28%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    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
$44,850
National
$55,322
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Oakland Reviews

2 reviews
Oakland is one of the best surrounding towns around the city of Pittsburgh . I just love the culture down in Oakland it feels like I am in a different world. Everything about Oakland brings a vibe of joy and excitement . A lot of towns in Pennsylvania are not like that . Oakland has a bunch of little things to do while you walk around pretty much everywhere . You can go to museums , the park, botanical gardens , and to eat every kind of food you can think of . Oakland in general is an amazing place to be.
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i like how you can walk anywhere to find restaurants, retail and more. it gets pretty congested with motorists, students and the workforce.