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Oakland
  • Town in Maine

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Oakland is a town in Maine with a population of 2,389. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$817
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    31.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    79.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    190.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    714.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    45%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Oakland

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,794
National
$62,843

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