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Oakland, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oakland is the 8th largest city in California with a population of 424,072 as of July 1, 2017. Oakland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland is located at latitude 37.7698 and longitude -122.2257 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.89 sq. miles and a water area of 21.97 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Oakland (GNIS ID: 2411292) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oakland is located within Oakland CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Oakland, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 424,072
Daytime Population: Workers 176,343
Daytime Population: Residents 223,102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 399,445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 416,032
Population in Familes 296,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,040
Population Density2 7,587
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $54,667
Average Household Income $88,293
Per Capita Income $35,255


Total Housing Units 179,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64,955 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 101,031 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,970 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $541,429
Average Home Value $606,021


Total Households 165,986
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 90,237
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 1.18%
Households 1.05% 1.11%
Families 1.03% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Oakland, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 100th
Population Density # 116 92nd
Diversity Index # 104 93rd
Median Household Income # 804 47th
Per Capita Income # 497 67th

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