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Oakland, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $686,700 (it was $227,300 in 2000)
Oakland:

$686,700
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $458,400 - $966,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $810,144
Here:

$810,144
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $698,779
Here:

$698,779
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $767,474
Here:

$767,474
State:

$938,396

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $622,942
Here:

$622,942
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $613,654
Here:

$613,654
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $165,211
Here:

$165,211
State:

$121,346

Oakland,CA index of house prices

Total population: 413,775 (Urban population: 399,371, Rural population: 106 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 168,166 (158,851 occupied: 62,467 owner occupied, 96,384 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

61%
State:

45%

Housing density: 3,000 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $710,353.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,262 (lower quartile is $475, upper quartile is $1,618)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,348


Median gross rent in Oakland, CA in 2017: $1,392

Housing units in Oakland with a mortgage: 45,343 (1,350 second mortgage, 7,485 home equity loan, 352 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,124

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $131,352

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $69,180

Median monthly housing costs: $1,558


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Oakland, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1941

Median year apartment built: 1955

Household type by relationship:

Households: 425,204
  • In family households: 310,855 (42,848 male householders, 44,449 female householders)
    54,003 spouses, 107,085 children (103,242 natural, 1,695 adopted, 2,148 stepchildren), 10,168 grandchildren, 9,257 brothers or sisters, 12,444 parents, 16,521 other relatives, 14,080 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 107,655 (33,111 male householders (22,143 living alone)), 38,443 female householders (29,261 living alone)), 36,101 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,694

Size of family households: 35,812 2-persons, 20,757 3-persons, 16,008 4-persons, 7,989 5-persons, 3,658 6-persons, 3,073 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 51,404 1-person, 15,128 2-persons, 2,460 3-persons, 1,326 4-persons, 736 5-persons, 312 6-persons, 188 7-or-more-persons.

43,604 married couples with children.
26,285 single-parent households (5,909 men, 20,376 women).

58.9% of residents of Oakland speak English at home.
22.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
12.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 119,410 (28.1%)
(42.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.6
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oakland, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oakland, California
  • 568no bedroom
  • 4,0411 bedroom
  • 19,6712 bedrooms
  • 24,6733 bedrooms
  • 9,8694 bedrooms
  • 3,6455+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • 12,518no bedroom
  • 31,5131 bedroom
  • 34,8952 bedrooms
  • 13,6553 bedrooms
  • 2,6574 bedrooms
  • 1,1465+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 3,060no vehicle
  • 20,3501 vehicle
  • 24,1242 vehicles
  • 10,2923 vehicles
  • 3,6184 vehicles
  • 1,0235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland in renter-occupied apartments
  • 21,678no vehicle
  • 45,0241 vehicle
  • 22,6332 vehicles
  • 4,9743 vehicles
  • 1,1074 vehicles
  • 9685+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oakland, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oakland, California
  • 4791 room
  • 1,5822 rooms
  • 2,8913 rooms
  • 7,0884 rooms
  • 14,9185 rooms
  • 13,2716 rooms
  • 9,6957 rooms
  • 4,9248 rooms
  • 7,6199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • 10,5171 room
  • 10,6482 rooms
  • 23,7033 rooms
  • 23,9684 rooms
  • 15,5435 rooms
  • 7,1286 rooms
  • 1,8977 rooms
  • 1,1528 rooms
  • 1,8289+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Oakland, CA
  • Oakland, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Oakland, CA in 2017
  • 9,415Less than $10,000
  • 16,232$10,000 to $19,999
  • 10,939$20,000 to $29,999
  • 12,125$30,000 to $39,999
  • 10,274$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9,924$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14,124$60,000 to $74,999
  • 18,389$75,000 to $99,999
  • 13,602$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10,679$125,000 to $149,999
  • 13,399$150,000 to $199,999
  • 19,749$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Oakland, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Oakland, CA in 2017
  • 293Less than $10,000
  • 82$10,000 to $14,999
  • 38$20,000 to $24,999
  • 24$30,000 to $34,999
  • 173$40,000 to $49,999
  • 124$50,000 to $59,999
  • 49$60,000 to $69,999
  • 55$70,000 to $79,999
  • 148$100,000 to $124,999
  • 149$125,000 to $149,999
  • 483$150,000 to $174,999
  • 148$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,831$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,139$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,554$300,000 to $399,999
  • 7,414$400,000 to $499,999
  • 16,781$500,000 to $749,999
  • 13,106$750,000 to $999,999
  • 9,167$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,872$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,837$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Oakland, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oakland, CA in 2017
  • 1,441Less than $100
  • 547$100 to $149
  • 525$150 to $199
  • 1,511$200 to $249
  • 2,156$250 to $299
  • 1,424$300 to $349
  • 565$350 to $399
  • 1,089$400 to $449
  • 486$450 to $499
  • 977$500 to $549
  • 783$550 to $599
  • 1,806$600 to $649
  • 1,841$650 to $699
  • 1,830$700 to $749
  • 809$750 to $799
  • 4,120$800 to $899
  • 6,591$900 to $999
  • 16,397$1,000 to $1,249
  • 12,125$1,250 to $1,499
  • 19,132$1,500 to $1,999
  • 8,210$2,000 to $2,499
  • 5,633$2,500 to $2,999
  • 2,618$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,689$3,500 or more
  • 2,079No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 64.5%
Number of people working at home: 14,359 (6.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 796
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 10,803
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 19,833
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 25,688
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 28,764
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 9,086
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 29,303
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6,662
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 12,269
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 26,041
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 26,001
  • 90 or more minutes: 9,560
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oakland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 128,051 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 21,628 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10,198 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 233 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 19,709 (9%)
  • Railroad: 1,343 (1%)
  • Taxi: 4,284 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4,150 (2%)
  • Walked: 9,918 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 14,359 (7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.2%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 15.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.0%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 5.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Oakland, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Oakland, California
  • 26,4852010 or later
  • 33,8442000 to 2009
  • 26,1391990 to 1999
  • 36,6301980 to 1989
  • 13,9211970 to 1979
  • 8,760Before 1970
Ancestries in Oakland, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 5,330 (1.9%)
  • American: 4,693 (1.7%)
  • African: 4,238 (1.5%)
  • German: 4,133 (1.5%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,671 (1.3%)
  • Irish: 3,367 (1.2%)
  • Italian: 3,042 (1.1%)
  • English: 2,805 (1.0%)
  • British: 1,097 (0.4%)
  • Northern European: 981 (0.4%)
  • Eastern European: 925 (0.3%)
  • French: 843 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 814 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 732 (0.3%)
  • Brazilian: 731 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 684 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 673 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 664 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 562 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 560 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 493 (0.2%)
  • Haitian: 452 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 441 (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 409 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 404 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 399 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 364 (0.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 359 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 350 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 331 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 306 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 297 (0.1%)
  • Sudanese: 278 (0.10%)
  • French Canadian: 264 (0.09%)
  • Kenyan: 264 (0.09%)
  • Hungarian: 254 (0.09%)
  • Czech: 254 (0.09%)
  • Iraqi: 243 (0.09%)
  • Scandinavian: 235 (0.08%)
  • Slavic: 226 (0.08%)
  • Romanian: 210 (0.08%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 186 (0.07%)
  • Egyptian: 183 (0.07%)
  • Canadian: 162 (0.06%)
  • Yugoslavian: 149 (0.05%)
  • Swiss: 133 (0.05%)
  • Ugandan: 132 (0.05%)
  • Australian: 121 (0.04%)
  • Turkish: 115 (0.04%)
  • Israeli: 114 (0.04%)
  • South African: 110 (0.04%)
  • Welsh: 107 (0.04%)
  • Croatian: 84 (0.03%)
  • Bulgarian: 74 (0.03%)
  • Somali: 69 (0.02%)
  • Belizean: 68 (0.02%)
  • British West Indian: 67 (0.02%)
  • Liberian: 66 (0.02%)
  • Guyanese: 57 (0.02%)
  • Cajun: 56 (0.02%)
  • German Russian: 55 (0.02%)
  • Barbadian: 55 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 54 (0.02%)
  • Ghanaian: 53 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 50 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 50 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 47 (0.02%)
  • Cypriot: 46 (0.02%)
  • Basque: 40 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 37 (0.01%)
  • Moroccan: 32 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 31 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 31 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 30 (0.01%)
  • Austrian: 28 (0.01%)
  • Lithuanian: 28 (0.01%)
  • Belgian: 24 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 24 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 24 (0.01%)
  • Palestinian: 22 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 21 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 18 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 17 (0.01%)
  • Macedonian: 16 (0.01%)
  • Serbian: 14 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Oakland:

26.4% (32,236)
California:

39.9% (4,196,887)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Oakland:

17.5% (21,327)
California:

5.8% (608,533)

Vietnam
Oakland:

6.8% (8,322)
California:

4.9% (516,046)

Guatemala
Oakland:

6.1% (7,503)
California:

2.6% (272,771)

El Salvador
Oakland:

5.8% (7,035)
California:

4.1% (428,905)

Philippines
Oakland:

3.6% (4,369)
California:

8.0% (842,233)

Hong Kong
Oakland:

2.0% (2,500)
California:

1.0% (101,715)

Ethiopia
Oakland:

2.0% (2,462)
California:

0.2% (24,269)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 210,564
  • Other state: 88,467
  • Northeast: 21,865
  • Midwest: 22,557
  • South: 30,240
  • West: 13,805

85.6% of Oakland residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71.6% lived in California.


Oakland:

85.6%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,045
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,997
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4,807
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,322
  • 9th grade: 3,110
  • 10th grade: 1,329
  • 11th grade: 2,442
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6,688
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 26,078
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,053
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 20,380
  • Associate degree: 8,901
  • Bachelor's degree: 38,383
  • Master's degree: 14,864
  • Professional school degree: 5,037
  • Doctorate degree: 3,011
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6,559
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,656
  • 5th and 6th grade: 6,619
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,625
  • 9th grade: 1,661
  • 10th grade: 1,336
  • 11th grade: 1,875
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 5,338
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 24,270
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,792
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 19,123
  • Associate degree: 9,084
  • Bachelor's degree: 37,576
  • Master's degree: 23,128
  • Professional school degree: 5,994
  • Doctorate degree: 3,304
Educational Attainment for Females
Oakland marital status for males
Oakland marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 70,414
  • One, attached: 10,218
  • Two: 11,625
  • 3 or 4: 18,301
  • 5 to 9: 12,430
  • 10 to 19: 11,198
  • 20 to 49: 18,685
  • 50 or more: 14,649
  • Mobile homes: 646

Median worth of mobile homes: $78,364

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Oakland
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oakland, CA
  • 74.0%Utility gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oakland, CA
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 5.2%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,082
Here:

14.0%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,608
Here:

16.1%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,630
Here:

12.7%
California:

15.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability