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 12,770
Male population 6,179
Female population 6,591
Median age 42.70
Median age (male) 43.80
Median age (female) 41.90

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

Never married 2,532
Married 6,753
Separated 47
Widowed 449
Divorced 784

Population by age

Under 15 2,252
Age 15 to 24 1,567
Ages 25 to 44 2,942
Ages 45 to 64 4,039
Age 65 and over 1,970

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 11,808
Moved from abroad 4
Moved from a different state 98
Moved from the same county 669
Moved from the same state 77

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 12,116
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 222


White collar 6,076
Blue collar 836

Class of worker

Self employed 656
Private company 4,984
Not for profit company 401
Government workers 871


Total households 4,223
Family households 3,511
Non-family households 712
Households with children 1,760
Households without children 2,463
Average people per household 2.97

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

No high school 129
Some high school 2,399
Some college 2,035
Associate degree 534
Bachelors degree 3,129
Graduate degree 1,795


Average household income $169,734
Median household income $152,364
Median income under 25 $150,583
Median income 25-44 $154,636
Median income 45-64 $174,338
Median income over 65 $92,407

Housing occupancy

Housing units 4,568
Occupied housing units 4,223
Owner occupied units 3,750
Renter occupied units 473
Median housing costs per month $2,744
Median gross rent per month $1,745

Housing by year built

Year built median 1960
Built before 1939 306
Built between 1940 and 1949 262
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,688
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,147
Built between 1970 and 1979 335
Built between 1980 and 1989 256
Built between 1990 and 1999 224
Built between 2000 and 2009 288
Built after 2010 62

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 2,770
Houses without mortgage 980
Median value with mortgage $475,400
Median value without mortgage $475,300
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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