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<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Oakland has a population of 425,195 people<2> (see below for details).
Oakland was incorporated May 4, 1852.
The community of Oakland is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Oakland lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Oakland is located in the (510) area code.
The ZIP codes for Oakland: 94601-94615, 94619, 94621, 94623-94627, 94643, 94649, 94659-94661, 94666<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 390,724 people (or 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 (with a count of 399,484 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 425,195 people. This is an increase of 8.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.44% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakland.
Communities near Oakland ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Oakland and not the distance if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oakland.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Oakland:
Websites 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: 17 Jan 2019