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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Oakland is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,533. Oakland is in Pottawattamie County. Living in Oakland offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Oakland and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oakland are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$646
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Oakland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,333
National
$55,322
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Oakland Reviews

2 reviews
What I like about Oakland is the community, the people in this town are always willing to help each other. What I would like to see improved is the diversity.
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I love my town because it is peaceful. Everyone knows everyone and we are all friendly towards one another. I love the small town life. I can walk anywhere in town within a few minutes and I frequently visit our local library. I will continue to live here for a long time, I believe. It's a much better place than in a big city.