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Oakland, CA

  • Population: 372,000
  • Median Household Income: $47,179.00
  • Median Age: 36.1
  • County: Alameda
  • Patchwork Nation Classification: Boom Towns

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Data Type Number Source Data Details Compare
Demographics     Details Compare
Families 54.0% American Community Survey
Married Couples 33.0% American Community Survey
Foreign-Born 28.0% American Community Survey
California-Born 48.0% American Community Survey
Language other than English spoken in the home 40.0% American Community Survey
College Educated 34.0% American Community Survey
Median Household Income $47,179.00 American Community Survey
Poverty Rate 18.0% American Community Survey
Population 372,000 American Community Survey
Median Age 36.1 American Community Survey
Senior Citizens 11.0% American Community Survey
White 37.0% American Community Survey
African-American 32.0% American Community Survey
Asian 16.0% American Community Survey
Hispanic 25.0% American Community Survey
Non-citizens 17.0% Association of Bay Area Governments
Local Government     Details Compare
Total Revenues 2006-07 $1,190,506,697.00 California State Controller's Office
Golf course expenditures 2006-07 $1,165,000.00 California State Controller's Office
Museum Expenditures 2006-07 $12,525,597.00 California State Controller's Office
Tax-Exempt Organizations 2,176 Internal Revenue Service
Library Expenditures 2006-07 $25,864,598.00 California State Controller's Office
Local Sales & Use Tax 9.75% California State Board of Equalization
Police Expenditures 2006-07 $206,471,092.00 California State Controller's Office
Government Management and Support Expenditures 2006-07 $186,817,284.00 California State Controller's Office
Fire Expenditures 2006-07 $110,289,651.00 California State Controller's Office
Legislative Expenditures 2006-07 $43,169,309.00 California State Controller's Office
Cemetery Expenditures 2006-07 $0.00 California State Controller's Office
Politics & Elections     Details Compare
Registered Voters 204,645 California Secretary of State
Democrats 68.83% California Secretary of State
Republicans 5.98% California Secretary of State
Green Party 1.96% California Secretary of State
Libertarians 0.32% California Secretary of State
Decline to state 20.09% California Secretary of State
Transportation & Energy     Details Compare
Power Plants 3 California Energy Commission
Average Commute (minutes) 27.4 American Community Survey
No household vehicle 17.0% American Community Survey
2 household vehicles 29.0% American Community Survey
3 or more household vehicles 12.0% American Community Survey
Crime     Details Compare
Violent Crime 7,604 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Car Theft 9,968 Office of the Attorney General (California)
Labor     Details Compare
Unemployment as of April '09 16.0% California Employment Development Department
Garment Manufacturers and Contractors 41 California Department of Industrial Relations
Self-Employed 10.3% Association of Bay Area Governments
Lifestyle     Details Compare
Veterinarians 80 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Car Wash/Detailing Businesses 4 California Department of Industrial Relations
Talent Agents 1 California Department of Industrial Relations
Landscape Architects 72 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Retail & Grocery     Details Compare
Safeway 7 Safeway
Trader Joe's 2 Trader Joe's
Liquor Licenses 327 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Whole Foods 1 Whole Foods
Target 0 Target
Wal-Mart 1 Wal-Mart
Education     Details Compare
Montessori Schools 5 American Montessori Society
Libraries with free Wi-Fi 1 California State Library
Charter Schools 31 California Department of Education
Private Schools 38 California Department of Education
Public Schools 82 California Department of Education
Community Colleges 2 California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Health & Medicine     Details Compare
Federally-funded health centers 36 United States Department of Health and Human Services
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries 5 National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws California Chapter
Funeral Establishments 19 California Department of Consumer Affairs
Licensed Midwives 7 American Community Survey
Planned Parenthood Locations 2 Planned Parenthood
Housing     Details Compare
Housing Units 163,000 American Community Survey
Vacant Units 11.0% American Community Survey
Multi-Unit Structures 51.0% American Community Survey
Units built after 1990 7.0% American Community Survey
Renter-Occupied Units 55.0% American Community Survey
Median mortgage cost $2,417.00 American Community Survey
Median rental cost $947.00 American Community Survey
Recreation     Details Compare
YMCA Centers 4 YMCA Centers
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Local Newspapers 1 Nu-Designs Web Marketing

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