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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Oakland is a town in Maine with a population of 2,611. Oakland is in Kennebec County. Living in Oakland offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Oakland and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Oakland are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$809
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Oakland Rankings

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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
    16
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    719.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Oakland

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,929
National
$55,322
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Oakland Reviews

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Small town, thriving businesses, clean environment

Oakland, Maine is a small town located in central Maine. Located near a school and many small businesses, Oakland is a great place to raise children. Businesses such as a grocery shop, Subway, and post office, allow a conveient place for townspeople to shop close to home.
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I like that everyone knows each other, a small connected community which focuses on the children as future leaders.
Oakland is a good, family friendly town, but there isn't a whole lot to do here. The school I go to is fairly good compared to other high schools in the area. I also feel very safe in this town because we aren't really in the city, and there isn't a whole lot of crime in the area. I liked growing up here, but as mentioned it is a fairly boring town.