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 12,953
Male population 6,238
Female population 6,715
Median age 42.20
Median age (male) 44.10
Median age (female) 41.40

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

Never married 2,612
Married 6,851
Separated 57
Widowed 428
Divorced 753

Population by age

Under 15 2,309
Age 15 to 24 1,674
Ages 25 to 44 2,876
Ages 45 to 64 4,096
Age 65 and over 1,998

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 11,862
Moved from abroad 34
Moved from a different state 97
Moved from the same county 708
Moved from the same state 130

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 12,201
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 401


White collar 6,196
Blue collar 894

Class of worker

Self employed 683
Private company 5,175
Not for profit company 365
Government workers 867


Total households 4,248
Family households 3,629
Non-family households 619
Households with children 1,849
Households without children 2,399
Average people per household 3.00

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

No high school 112
Some high school 2,426
Some college 2,067
Associate degree 546
Bachelors degree 3,030
Graduate degree 1,844


Average household income $157,374
Median household income $140,074
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $145,933
Median income 45-64 $166,898
Median income over 65 $76,333

Housing occupancy

Housing units 4,609
Occupied housing units 4,248
Owner occupied units 3,767
Renter occupied units 481
Median housing costs per month $2,627
Median gross rent per month $1,612

Housing by year built

Year built median 1961
Built before 1939 253
Built between 1940 and 1949 217
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,672
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,238
Built between 1970 and 1979 377
Built between 1980 and 1989 256
Built between 1990 and 1999 215
Built between 2000 and 2009 325
Built after 2010 56

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,819
Houses without mortgage 948
Median value with mortgage $470,500
Median value without mortgage $478,800
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 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.



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