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Oakland, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $807,600 (it was $227,300 in 2000)
Oakland:

$807,600
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $550,300 - $1,121,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $927,229
Here:

$927,229
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $749,837
Here:

$749,837
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $1,184,113
Here:

$1,184,113
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $774,349
Here:

$774,349
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $745,209
Here:

$745,209
State:

$672,204

Mobile homes: $164,895
Here:

$164,895
State:

$158,037

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $292,539
Here:

$292,539
State:

$99,065

Oakland,CA index of house prices

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

Houses: 182,574 (168,413 occupied: 69,556 owner occupied, 98,857 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

45%

Housing density: 3,257 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $1,796,534.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,262 (lower quartile is $475, upper quartile is $1,618)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $2,640


Median gross rent in Oakland, CA in 2019: $1,392

Housing units in Oakland with a mortgage: 50,606 (1,375 second mortgage, 5,884 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,950

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $141,464

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $70,814

Median monthly housing costs: $1,799


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Oakland, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1945

Median year apartment built: 1959

Household type by relationship:

Households: 433,044
  • Male householders: 81,705 (26,332 living alone), Female householders: 86,708 (34,830 living alone)
  • 61,365 spouses (59,103 opposite-sex spouses), 12,090 unmarried partners, (10,562 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 112,683 children (109,565 natural, 1,580 adopted, 1,538 stepchildren), 9,546 grandchildren, 8,163 brothers or sisters, 8,421 parents, 407 foster children, 11,981 other relatives, 34,042 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5,933

Size of family households: 36,106 2-persons, 21,859 3-persons, 16,030 4-persons, 8,698 5-persons, 3,212 6-persons, 2,613 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 61,162 1-person, 13,646 2-persons, 2,588 3-persons, 1,537 4-persons, 480 5-persons, 423 6-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

50,794 married couples with children.
22,206 single-parent households (4,346 men, 17,860 women).

62.9% of residents of Oakland speak English at home.
21.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
10.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 108,539 (25.1%)
(51.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.7
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oakland, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oakland, California
  • 750no bedroom
  • 4,9751 bedroom
  • 20,4272 bedrooms
  • 29,6423 bedrooms
  • 10,6754 bedrooms
  • 3,0875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • 12,124no bedroom
  • 33,7461 bedroom
  • 32,3292 bedrooms
  • 15,8633 bedrooms
  • 3,4754 bedrooms
  • 1,3205+ 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
  • 3,621no vehicle
  • 23,4721 vehicle
  • 27,0252 vehicles
  • 10,9993 vehicles
  • 3,4484 vehicles
  • 9915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland in renter-occupied apartments
  • 21,565no vehicle
  • 48,9251 vehicle
  • 21,2342 vehicles
  • 4,0503 vehicles
  • 2,1104 vehicles
  • 9735+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oakland, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oakland, California
  • 6311 room
  • 8632 rooms
  • 5,3603 rooms
  • 9,5464 rooms
  • 17,2095 rooms
  • 15,8276 rooms
  • 7,1737 rooms
  • 5,6098 rooms
  • 7,3389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakland, California
  • 10,2891 room
  • 9,4012 rooms
  • 25,9163 rooms
  • 25,1654 rooms
  • 16,8665 rooms
  • 7,2366 rooms
  • 1,5237 rooms
  • 1,3368 rooms
  • 1,1259+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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 2019
  • 10,238Less than $10,000
  • 15,152$10,000 to $19,999
  • 12,310$20,000 to $29,999
  • 9,838$30,000 to $39,999
  • 10,341$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8,827$50,000 to $59,999
  • 12,945$60,000 to $74,999
  • 16,962$75,000 to $99,999
  • 16,712$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11,309$125,000 to $149,999
  • 16,715$150,000 to $199,999
  • 27,064$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Oakland, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Oakland, CA in 2019
  • 387Less than $10,000
  • 45$10,000 to $14,999
  • 78$20,000 to $24,999
  • 256$30,000 to $34,999
  • 105$60,000 to $69,999
  • 39$70,000 to $79,999
  • 88$80,000 to $89,999
  • 129$90,000 to $99,999
  • 235$100,000 to $124,999
  • 221$150,000 to $174,999
  • 23$175,000 to $199,999
  • 612$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,317$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,678$300,000 to $399,999
  • 6,711$400,000 to $499,999
  • 17,236$500,000 to $749,999
  • 15,699$750,000 to $999,999
  • 14,548$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 5,438$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 2,711$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Oakland, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oakland, CA in 2019
  • 1,615Less than $100
  • 571$100 to $149
  • 1,339$150 to $199
  • 2,265$200 to $249
  • 2,308$250 to $299
  • 1,284$300 to $349
  • 566$350 to $399
  • 1,027$400 to $449
  • 235$450 to $499
  • 694$500 to $549
  • 309$550 to $599
  • 1,538$600 to $649
  • 1,402$650 to $699
  • 1,894$700 to $749
  • 1,348$750 to $799
  • 4,493$800 to $899
  • 4,541$900 to $999
  • 11,887$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9,424$1,250 to $1,499
  • 19,064$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14,066$2,000 to $2,499
  • 7,957$2,500 to $2,999
  • 4,260$3,000 to $3,499
  • 3,347$3,500 or more
  • 1,423No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 62.6%
Number of people working at home: 15,463 (6.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 872
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,424
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 18,467
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 28,176
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 27,429
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 12,928
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 33,691
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6,346
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 14,172
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 29,499
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 23,568
  • 90 or more minutes: 10,263
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Oakland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 124,236 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 17,835 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,583 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 18,517 (9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3,832 (2%)
  • Railroad: 1,396 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 74 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3,922 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4,379 (2%)
  • Walked: 6,846 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 15,463 (8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 10.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 11.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 1.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 7.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 4.0%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Oakland, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Oakland, California
  • 22,4602010 or later
  • 26,4342000 to 2009
  • 25,2121990 to 1999
  • 36,6301980 to 1989
  • 13,9211970 to 1979
  • 8,760Before 1970
Ancestries in Oakland, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 6,630 (2.5%)
  • Ethiopian: 5,947 (2.3%)
  • African: 5,309 (2.0%)
  • American: 4,107 (1.6%)
  • Irish: 3,856 (1.5%)
  • German: 3,373 (1.3%)
  • Italian: 2,611 (1.0%)
  • English: 2,087 (0.8%)
  • Nigerian: 1,365 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 1,258 (0.5%)
  • British: 1,253 (0.5%)
  • French: 1,093 (0.4%)
  • Northern European: 1,071 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 1,062 (0.4%)
  • Polish: 1,016 (0.4%)
  • Eastern European: 996 (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 930 (0.4%)
  • Arab: 836 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 633 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 584 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 499 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 470 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 459 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 427 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 356 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 355 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 309 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 307 (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 304 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 297 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 296 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 283 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 279 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 277 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 239 (0.09%)
  • Swiss: 230 (0.09%)
  • Kenyan: 194 (0.07%)
  • Welsh: 186 (0.07%)
  • Turkish: 170 (0.06%)
  • Canadian: 167 (0.06%)
  • Basque: 146 (0.06%)
  • Sudanese: 131 (0.05%)
  • Barbadian: 125 (0.05%)
  • Czech: 120 (0.05%)
  • Iraqi: 106 (0.04%)
  • Israeli: 106 (0.04%)
  • Latvian: 105 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 103 (0.04%)
  • Syrian: 100 (0.04%)
  • Slovak: 100 (0.04%)
  • Ugandan: 85 (0.03%)
  • New Zealander: 82 (0.03%)
  • Lebanese: 80 (0.03%)
  • Croatian: 69 (0.03%)
  • Cajun: 67 (0.03%)
  • Egyptian: 64 (0.02%)
  • Liberian: 64 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 62 (0.02%)
  • Bulgarian: 60 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 59 (0.02%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 57 (0.02%)
  • German Russian: 54 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 51 (0.02%)
  • Romanian: 50 (0.02%)
  • Yugoslavian: 48 (0.02%)
  • Cape Verdean: 48 (0.02%)
  • Lithuanian: 42 (0.02%)
  • Serbian: 37 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 34 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 32 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 32 (0.01%)
  • Somali: 31 (0.01%)
  • Guyanese: 31 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 29 (0.01%)
  • Austrian: 28 (0.01%)
  • Palestinian: 27 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 26 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 21 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 20 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 20 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 19 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 18 (0.01%)
  • Haitian: 16 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 15 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Oakland:

26.8% (30,689)
California:

38.6% (4,076,121)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Oakland:

15.1% (17,238)
California:

6.3% (663,383)

Vietnam
Oakland:

8.2% (9,405)
California:

4.9% (519,024)

Guatemala
Oakland:

5.5% (6,296)
California:

2.7% (281,344)

El Salvador
Oakland:

4.5% (5,206)
California:

4.2% (438,296)

Philippines
Oakland:

3.3% (3,794)
California:

8.0% (844,794)

Eritrea
Oakland:

2.8% (3,167)
California:

0.1% (7,725)

Ethiopia
Oakland:

2.2% (2,471)
California:

0.2% (24,458)

Yemen
Oakland:

1.9% (2,180)
California:

0.1% (8,610)

Hong Kong
Oakland:

1.9% (2,144)
California:

1.0% (103,152)

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

  • This state: 229,702
  • Other state: 89,213
  • Northeast: 22,503
  • Midwest: 21,348
  • South: 33,393
  • West: 11,969

86.5% of Oakland residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73.4% lived in California.


Oakland:

86.5%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,474
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,258
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,641
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,368
  • 9th grade: 3,582
  • 10th grade: 468
  • 11th grade: 1,811
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,603
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 26,137
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,353
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 16,625
  • Associate degree: 8,918
  • Bachelor's degree: 42,698
  • Master's degree: 17,629
  • Professional school degree: 5,555
  • Doctorate degree: 4,982
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6,430
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,424
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3,152
  • 7th and 8th grade: 981
  • 9th grade: 3,666
  • 10th grade: 1,265
  • 11th grade: 1,487
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,759
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 27,013
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,137
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 19,249
  • Associate degree: 8,304
  • Bachelor's degree: 45,101
  • Master's degree: 27,005
  • Professional school degree: 6,640
  • Doctorate degree: 4,505
Educational Attainment for Females
Oakland marital status for males
Oakland marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 77,010
  • One, attached: 9,766
  • Two: 13,507
  • 3 or 4: 19,576
  • 5 to 9: 13,196
  • 10 to 19: 12,302
  • 20 to 49: 17,889
  • 50 or more: 19,021
  • Mobile homes: 201
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 106

Median worth of mobile homes: $109,980

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 1.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 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
  • 79.3%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oakland, CA
  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 4.7%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,558
Here:

13.5%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,785
Here:

10.2%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,232
Here:

9.3%
California:

14.4%
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