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The location of Oakland

Welcome to Oakland ...

The town of Oakland is located in Garrett County and is the County Seat for Garrett County.

The location of Oakland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oakland has a population of 1,838 people<3> (see below for details).

Oakland is 2,560 feet [780 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Oakland is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Oakland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Oakland: (301) & (240)<5>

The ZIP code for Oakland: 21550<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakland had a population of 1,925 people (or 6.4% of the total population of Garrett County). This makes Oakland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oakland represents 0.03% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,925 people, the population of Oakland has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,930 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oakland had an population of 1,838 people. This is a decrease of 4.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.77% 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.<7>.

Community   2017
Accident   [Map]   314   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Deer Park   [Map]   369   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Friendsville   [Map]   475   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Westernport   [Map]   1,767   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Davis (WV)   [Map]   644   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kingwood (WV)   [Map]   2,929   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Oakland.

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

While we believe that this Oakland is located in Garrett County, we know of another 5 Maryland communities named Oakland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll and Prince George's County.

Beyond Maryland, there are 131 communities that are also named Oakland - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (7), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Maine, Manitoba, 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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oakland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oakland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oakland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oakland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).

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<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Oakland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oakland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4157, Longitude: -79.4065     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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