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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Oakland Park is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale with a population of 44,699. Oakland Park is in Broward County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Oakland Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakland Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oakland Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Oakland Park are above average.

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About Oakland Park...
Population
44,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    386
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    61.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    187.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    499.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,053
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    307.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    national  12%

Working in Oakland Park

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,377
National
$62,843

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