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Welcome to Oakland ...

Oakland is located in Pierce County<1>.

The location of Oakland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Oakland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oaklander<3>

Oakland is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oakland lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Oakland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Oakland: This one is located in Pierce County and the other is located in Mason County.

Beyond Washington, 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, 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), 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.

  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
    • Federal Way [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
  • Auburn [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>
    • Tukwila [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tukwila
      • Tukwila [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tukwila
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tukwila<6>

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. 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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

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.

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 community'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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2312, Longitude: -122.4893       In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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