A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Oakland ...
When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Oakland has a population of 433,031 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Oakland, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 4, 1852.
Oakland is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Oakland lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Oakland lies within the (510) area code.
The ZIP codes for Oakland: 94601-94615, 94619, 94621, 94623-94627, 94643, 94649, 94659-94661, 94666<5>
Websites for Oakland ...
Official Website: www.oaklandnet.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.oaklandchamber.com/
Junior League: www.jloeb.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 433,031 people. This is an increase of 10.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.4% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 390,724 people (which is 25.87% of the total population of Alameda County). This makes Oakland the county's most populous community.
The population of Oakland represents 1.05% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 390,724 people, the population of Oakland decreased 2.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 399,484 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakland.
Adding Oakland to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Oakland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Oakland elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oakland on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Oakland ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Oakland: This one is located in Alameda County and the other is located in Yuba County.
Beyond California, there are 131 communities that are also named Oakland - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (7), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (6), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (3), Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (7), Nova Scotia, Ohio (10), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (12), Texas (8), Vermont, Virginia (6), Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakland.
Communities near Oakland ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oakland.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oakland.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oakland.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland. Our list includes 206 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oakland.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakland ...
Looking for more information about Oakland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Oakland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oakland.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Oakland: www.oaklandnet.com/
The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2021