Oakland, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 1,838 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
Males: 888  (48.4%)
Females: 950  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

53.1 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21550.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,837 (it was $26,728 in 2000)
Oakland:

$40,837
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,322 (it was $16,872 in 2000)

Oakland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,815 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Oakland:

$190,815
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $215,320; detached houses: $221,316; mobile homes: $21,723

Median gross rent in 2017: $609.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oakland: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.7%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Oakland, MD (2017)
    • 1,81989.2%White alone
    • 803.9%Black alone
    • 351.7%Hispanic
    • 241.2%Asian alone
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Oakland, Maryland as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oakland is 72 to 1.


Crime rates in Oakland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(154.8)
1
(52.6)
1
(53.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.5)
3
(154.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.2)
1
(53.5)
3
(160.7)
4
(218.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(412.8)
9
(473.4)
7
(374.5)
5
(271.3)
12
(655.0)
10
(499.5)
1
(51.5)
1
(51.5)
2
(105.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(321.4)
7
(382.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
48
(2,477)
48
(2,525)
53
(2,836)
51
(2,767)
45
(2,456)
40
(1,998)
31
(1,595)
30
(1,546)
35
(1,846)
23
(1,201)
29
(1,552)
44
(2,357)
55
(3,007)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(103.2)
1
(52.6)
3
(160.5)
3
(162.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(109.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(51.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(107.1)
3
(160.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)167.2148.9163.2142.7144.1114.977.796.397.058.572.8148.9199.6

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City-data.com crime index in Oakland, MD

Crime rate in Oakland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Maryland average:

2.68
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Ancestries: German (22.1%), American (17.9%), Italian (7.5%), English (5.5%), Irish (4.3%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1862

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 872 people per square mile   (low).

Oakland, Maryland map

44 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.2% Asia).

This town:

2.2%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,142 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,757 (0.9%)

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: +3,070 (+150.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 394 (51.7%)

Area codes: 301, 240

Distribution of median household income in Oakland, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oakland, MD in 2017
Oakland satellite photo by USGS

Oakland tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Maryland:

3.9%
Most common industries in Oakland, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.2%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Oakland, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Carpenters (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)

Average climate in Oakland, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oakland, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 23.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.09
U.S.:

1.79

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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oakland topographic map

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)
  • DENNETT ROAD MANOR (1113 MARY DRIVE)
  • GARRETT COUNTY SUBACUTE UNIT (251 NORTH FOURTH STREET)
  • OAKLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (706 EAST ALDER STREET)
  • IDF - GARRETT DIALYSIS CENTER (888 MEMORIAL DR)
  • GARRETT CNTY HLTH DEPT (1025 MEMORIAL AVENUE)

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)

Public high school in Oakland:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oakland:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Charles M. White - Business executive.

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Oakland:

Marital status in Oakland, MD
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Oakland:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oakland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oakland, MD (based on Garrett County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,01556
Mainline Protestant4,02536
Catholic7712
Other2042
None19,082-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Garrett 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.6%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oakland:

25.3%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oakland:

12.5%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oakland:

6.9
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Oakland:

50.4%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.0%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oakland, MD Residents
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
Other Government Administration 7$1,959$3,3580$0
Streets and Highways 7$20,156$34,5530$0
Water Supply 5$19,304$46,3300$0
Financial Administration 3$10,255$41,0200$0
Sewerage 3$10,922$43,6880$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,263$37,5780$0
Totals for Government 27$68,859$30,6040$0

Oakland government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $706,000 ($384.11)
    Sewerage: $676,000 ($367.79)
    Regular Highways: $538,000 ($292.71)
    General - Other: $274,000 ($149.08)
    Financial Administration: $217,000 ($118.06)
    Police Protection: $210,000 ($114.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($26.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($25.57)
    Central Staff Services: $38,000 ($20.67)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($6.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($20.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $70,000 ($38.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($25.03)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($3.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $860,000 ($467.90)

Oakland government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $470,000 ($255.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($17.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($15.78)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $137,000 ($74.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($34.28)
    Other: $30,000 ($16.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($70.73)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $58,000 ($31.56)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($10.34)
    Sale of Property: $16,000 ($8.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($7.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($3.81)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($2.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $775,000 ($421.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000 ($118.06)
    Highways: $43,000 ($23.39)
  • Tax - Property: $964,000 ($524.48)
    Amusements Sales: $41,000 ($22.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($11.97)
    Other License: $15,000 ($8.16)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($7.62)
    Public Utility License: $13,000 ($7.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($1.63)

Oakland government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,453,000 ($1878.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,413,000 ($1856.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000 ($122.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($100.65)

Oakland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,140,000 ($1164.31)

4.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Allegany County, MD  0.75% ($39,942 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.28% ($30,688)


3.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
Maryland average:

7.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allegany County, MD  0.65% ($44,338 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.26% ($32,533)
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

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 count40
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents64
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:24
  • Fatalities51
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents115
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count12114
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18116
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4215
  • Fatalities13310
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1022
See more detailed statistics of Oakland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.9mTotal length
  • $2,493,000Total costs
  • 30,681Total average daily traffic
  • 1,346Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,808Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oakland, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oakland, MD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oakland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 29 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oakland)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Oakland)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 48. The highest number of fire incidents - 107 took place in 2003, and the least - 10 in 2007. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oakland, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.9%), and Outside Fires (20.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oakland, MD
    • 48462.9%Structure Fires
    • 15620.3%Outside Fires
    • 8811.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 425.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oakland, MD
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oakland, MD
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oakland, MD
  • 61.4%Electricity
  • 36.3%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Oakland on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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