Oakland, Maryland

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Population in 2013: 1,914 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
Males: 962  (50.3%)
Females: 952  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21550.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,514 (it was $26,728 in 2000)
Oakland:

$36,514
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,603 (it was $16,872 in 2000)

Oakland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,795 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Oakland:

$156,795
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $215,522; Detached houses: $224,453; Mobile homes: $23,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $567.

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Oakland races chart
  • White alone - 1,902 (86.0%)
  • Black alone - 167 (7.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 34 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.5%)

Races in Oakland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oakland: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.0%), Irish (12.6%), English (11.1%), United States (8.0%), Italian (3.9%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1862

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 908 people per square mile   (low).

Oakland,MD real estate house value index trend

Oakland, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Oakland:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakland town:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

71 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America).

This town:  3.2%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Oakland, Maryland as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oakland to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,123 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,422 (0.9%)

Oakland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (77.5 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (230.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mountain Lake Park, MD (1.2 miles ), Loch Lynn Heights, MD (1.4 miles ), Crellin, MD (1.9 miles ), Hutton, MD (2.0 miles) , Deer Park, MD (2.1 miles ), Terra Alta, WV (2.8 miles ), Gorman, MD (2.9 miles) , Bayard, WV (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.41 N, Longitude: 79.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,853 (+129.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 464 (50.7%)

Area codes: 301, 240

Oakland household income distribution Oakland home values distribution

Crime rates in Oakland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 403231100013
per 100,000 204.20.0156.0102.4154.852.653.50.00.00.051.5154.6
Burglaries 121413138975121011
per 100,000 612.6703.9676.0665.6412.8473.4374.5271.3655.0499.551.551.5
Thefts 696364444848535145403130
per 100,000 3522.23167.43328.12252.92476.82525.02835.72767.22456.31998.01595.51545.6
Auto thefts 532021330000
per 100,000 255.2150.8104.00.0103.252.6160.5162.80.00.00.00.0
Arson 001010010000
per 100,000 0.00.052.00.051.60.00.054.30.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 193.1148.2173.4123.9131.8117.3128.6112.5113.690.561.275.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oakland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
Maryland average:

2.45

Oakland tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Maryland:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Work and jobs in Oakland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oakland, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oakland-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Oakland town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 4.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oakland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from Oakland center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 258.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from Oakland center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garrett County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oakland topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles M. White - Business executive.

Main business address for: FIRST UNITED CORP/MD/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Oakland:

  • GARRETT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 251 N FOURTH ST)
  • HOSPICE OF GARRETT COUNTY (69 WOLF ACRES DRIVE)
  • IDF - GARRETT DIALYSIS CENTER (888 MEMORIAL DR)
  • GARRETT CNTY HLTH DEPT (1025 MEMORIAL AVENUE)
  • DENNETT ROAD MANOR (1113 MARY DRIVE)
  • GARRETT COUNTY SUBACUTE UNIT (251 NORTH FOURTH STREET)
  • OAKLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (706 EAST ALDER STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Oakland:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakland:

  • Frostburg State University (about 31 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,944)
  • West Virginia University (about 34 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 40 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Fairmont State University (about 41 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 53 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Waynesburg University (about 54 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 58 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Private high school in Oakland:

  • PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 83; Location: 2392 MASON SCH RD; Grades: 3 - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Oakland:

  • FERNDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 15211 GARRETT HWY; Grades: 2 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Oakland

Library in Oakland:

  • RUTH ENLOW LIBRARY OF GARRETT COUNTY (Operating income: $1,290,305; Location: 6 NORTH SECOND STREET; 84,414 books; 47 e-books; 4,972 audio materials; 5,472 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 45 other licensed databases; 237 print serial subscriptions; 45 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Oakland: Oakland Golf Course (A), Oakland Volunteer Fire Department (B), Station 9 Rescue Squad (C), Kitzmiller Volunteer Fire Department (D), Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County (E), Garrett County Courthouse (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Oakland: FIRST UNITED CORP/MD/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oakland include: Saint Marks Lutheran Church (A), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (B), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Little Yok Number 1 Reservoir (A), Little Yok Number 3 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bradley Run (A), Cherry Glade Run (B), Cotton Run (C), Little Youghiogheny River (D), Wilson Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Starlite Motel (12509 Garrett Highway), An Atom 4 U(s) (113 S 2nd St Ste 2b), Long Branch Saloon (1501 Maryland Highway), Alpine Village Motel (19638 Garrett Highway), Oakland Motel (435 North 3rd Street), Lake Breez Motel (20160 Garrett Highway).

Courts: Maryland State Government - District Court-Clerk's Office- Courts- District Court Garrett Co (205 South 3rd Street), Maryland State Government - Garrett County- District Court Of Maryland- Co (205 South 3rd), Maryland State Government - Chambers- Courts- Circuit Court- Judge James L She (Courthouse), Maryland State Government - Courts- Circuit Court- Clerk's Office (Courthouse), Maryland State Government - Courts- District Court Garrett County (205 South 3rd Street), District Court Garrett County - District Court Commissioners Office (205 South 3rd).

Garrett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oakland and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN OF OAKLAND (Address: 15 SOUTH THIRD STREET , Population served: 1,850, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JAN-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JAN-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JAN-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JAN-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JAN-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JAN-01-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • 53 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
METTIKI COAL LLC - MTN VIEW MINE (Address: 293 Table Rock Road , Serves WV, Population served: 196, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2007), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROUTE 40 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 40 SOUTH SECOND STREET , Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2010)
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2009)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between OCT-2004 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2010)
SWAN MEADOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 40 SOUTH SECOND STREET , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUMMIT DISCOUNT STORE (Serves PA, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between DEC-14-2012 and JAN-14-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-20-2011 and SEP-20-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
MELANIES FAMILY RESTAURANT (Address: 19057 GARRETT HIGHWAY , Serves WV, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oakland that have no violations reported:

  • RIGIDPLY RAFTERS (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GLOTFELTY ENTERPRISES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILL- O - WISP (Address: 20160 GARRETT HIGHWAY , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 42.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  53.7%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Oakland in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Oakland in 2000:

  • 115 people in nursing homes
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Oakland, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Oakland compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Oakland (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Drive-In Branch, Deep Creek Branch, Oakland Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • First United Bank & Trust: 12894 Garrett Highway at 12894 Garrett Highway, branch established on 2007/09/07; at 19 South Second Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2010/09/21: Bank assets: $1,383.1 mil, Deposits: $1,034.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: First United Corporation
  • Clear Mountain Bank: Oakland Branch at 12730 Garrett Highway, branch established on 1998/09/03. Info updated 2010/05/28: Bank assets: $425.8 mil, Deposits: $376.0 mil, headquarters in Bruceton Mills, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: State Bancorp, Inc.
  • Miners & Merchants Bank: Oakland Maryland Branch at 13164 Garrett Highway, branch established on 2001/03/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $53.6 mil, Deposits: $45.9 mil, headquarters in Thomas, WV, positive income, 3 total offices
  • Susquehanna Bank: Oakland Branch at 305 East Oak Street, branch established on 1998/01/26. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oakland, Maryland:

  • Alpine Village, Rt 6, Oakland, MD 21550 , Phone: (301) 387-5534
  • Oak Land Motel, 435 N Third St, Oakland, MD 21550 , Phone: (301) 334-2171
  • Town Motel, 243 N 3RD St, Oakland, MD 21550 , Phone: (301) 334-3955
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oakland, Maryland

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Oakland travel time to work - commute Oakland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Oakland town (based on Garrett County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.56%
Here: 39.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchChurch of the BrethrenAssemblies of God
Adherents19.5%18.8%11.6%10.2%8.5%
Congregations25.0%11.4%3.4%12.5%10.2%
NameLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Mennonite Church USAOther
Adherents4.5%3.6%3.5%3.4%16.5%
Congregations2.3%5.7%3.4%5.7%20.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Garrett County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Garrett County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Garrett County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Garrett County:

25.5%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

15.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,255$41,0200$0
Other Government Administration 7$1,959$3,3580$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,263$37,5780$0
Streets and Highways 7$20,156$34,5530$0
Sewerage 3$10,922$43,6880$0
Water Supply 5$19,304$46,3300$0
Totals for Government 27$68,859$30,6040$0

Oakland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $383,000 ($200.10)
    Regular Highways: $299,000 ($156.22)
    Police Protection: $279,000 ($145.77)
    Sewerage: $226,000 ($118.08)
    Housing & Community Development: $220,000 ($114.94)
    Central Staff Services: $160,000 ($83.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000 ($46.50)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($29.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($28.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($16.72)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($13.58)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($4.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($65.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $225,000 ($117.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $136,000 ($71.06)
    Central Staff: $48,000 ($25.08)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($8.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $682,000 ($356.32)

Oakland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $365,000 ($190.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($6.27)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $220,000 ($114.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $128,000 ($66.88)
    All Other: $12,000 ($6.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $174,000 ($90.91)
    Interest Earnings: $107,000 ($55.90)
    Rents: $5,000 ($2.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $506,000 ($264.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $318,000 ($166.14)
    Water Utilities: $300,000 ($156.74)
    All Other: $185,000 ($96.66)
  • Tax - Property: $624,000 ($326.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000 ($21.94)
    NEC: $41,000 ($21.42)

Oakland government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,528,000 ($1320.79)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $307,000 ($160.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,541,000 ($1327.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $294,000 ($153.61)

Oakland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,504,000 ($1308.25)

3.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
Maryland average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allegany County, MD  0.50% ($40,214 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.37% ($21,317)
from Somerset County, PA  0.16% ($25,889)


4.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maryland average:

6.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegany County, MD  0.62% ($53,899 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.26% ($25,586)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.23% ($49,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakland:

  • WMSG (1050 AM; 1 kW; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakland:

  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • W204BA (88.7 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)

TV broadcast stations around Oakland:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Oakland, Maryland:
  • Fatal accident count: 34
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 42
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 92
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maryland average:
  • Fatal accident count: 261
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 280
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 678
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 92
See more detailed statistics of Oakland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $741,000
Total average daily traffic: 22,349
Total average daily truck traffic: 773
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 32,811

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oakland, MD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oakland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oakland, MD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oakland)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Oakland)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Oakland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oakland, MD
Businesses in Oakland, MD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's2
CVS1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Dennys1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
GameStop1UPS1
Goodwill2Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Terry L. Turner (3)
  • William H. Maley (2)
  • Gary Hardesty (1)
  • Dmitry Kubin (1)
  • Linda Mcclean (1)
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  • Terry Turner (1)
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Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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