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Lisa Marinozzi, REALTOR Associate, KW Village Square Realty

Oakland, NJ

About Oakland, NJ

Since Oakland NJ in Bergen County was ranked by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in August 2013 as the #1 "Best Place to Live for Young Families," others are finding out what those who live in Oakland, New Jersey already know.  Oakland residents are justifiably proud of their community which provides an excellent school system for superior education benefits in addition to excellent athletic and social programs for both adults and children.

Oakland enjoys some of the finest and most extensive facilities in the area.  There are nine tennis courts, ten baseball fields, a football field, plus several soccer fields. There is a Senior Center in town which provides those 55 and older with services and activities promoting well-being and community involvement.

The Ramapo Mountains with its rolling terrain set the scene for the town of Oakland.  Route 202 (AKA Ramapo Valley Road), which is one of the country's first trading routes used by Native Americans, runs along the Ramapo River where historic homes and horse farms dot the roadside.  The Ramapo River Reserve community was built along the Ramapo River.

Oakland's center of town has a downtown shopping area and easy access to Routes 208 & 287.  Access to Route 287, Route 17, Route 202, and the NY Thruway as well as public bus transportation allow for a convenient commute to New York City and local international airports - JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia.

Oakland is located in northern Bergen County, New Jersey, 07436, and is surrounded by state parks, lakes, skiing, snowboarding, swimming and golfing facilities; and extensive hiking trails & campgrounds.  Bergen County NJ is home to the country's best medical facilities, schools, fine dining, shopping, cultural events & activities - all the best that life has to offer - and is just across the Hudson River from New York City.  Public transportation is provided by train and bus service to Manhattan, and the New Jersey shore is only an hour's drive away for beachgoers.  

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Neighborhood Information


Total population 12,972
Male population 6,272
Female population 6,700
Median age 43.50
Median age (male) 43.90
Median age (female) 43.20

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 2,680
Married 6,789
Separated 61
Widowed 369
Divorced 704

Population by age

Under 15 2,430
Age 15 to 24 1,807
Ages 25 to 44 2,478
Ages 45 to 64 4,142
Age 65 and over 2,115

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 12,008
Moved from abroad 60
Moved from a different state 77
Moved from the same county 554
Moved from the same state 148

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 12,300
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 327


White collar 5,991
Blue collar 966

Class of worker

Self employed 648
Private company 4,966
Not for profit company 398
Government workers 945


Total households 4,237
Family households 3,656
Non-family households 581
Households with children 1,818
Households without children 2,419
Average people per household 3.01

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 87
Some high school 2,606
Some college 1,967
Associate degree 581
Bachelors degree 3,040
Graduate degree Not available


Average household income $155,652
Median household income $126,319
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $150,817
Median income 45-64 $141,224
Median income over 65 $78,393

Housing occupancy

Housing units 4,531
Occupied housing units 4,237
Owner occupied units 3,836
Renter occupied units 401
Median housing costs per month $2,510
Median gross rent per month $1,642

Housing by year built

Year built median 1961
Built before 1939 228
Built between 1940 and 1949 228
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,710
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,255
Built between 1970 and 1979 344
Built between 1980 and 1989 263
Built between 1990 and 1999 254
Built between 2000 and 2009 201
Built after 2010 48

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,776
Houses without mortgage 1,060
Median value with mortgage $477,500
Median value without mortgage $443,400
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.



Lisa Marinozzi and KW Village Square Realty are not affiliated with or officially endorsed by Ramapo River Reserve.  This site is a means to promote and advertise the homes marketed by Lisa Marinozzi and KW Village Square Realty.