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Oakland, NJ Community Information

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History:

As you drive west along Route 208/287 approaching the Ramapo River, it is hard to imagine that 300 years ago this interstate highway may have been a quiet tree-lined path in a little valley used by the Minsi Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe. The first Dutch settlers, who were stopped by the Ramapo River at the end of the path that is now Franklin Avenue, became so enamored of the area that they bought some 5,500 acres of it. The Minsi enjoyed these fertile valleys, hunted in the woods and fished in the "Ramapaugh" or "river of many round ponds". Thus, the Dutch called their settlement "De Panne" or the "The Ponds". Throughout the 18th century, Oakland evolved into a serene farming and lumbering area with numerous mills powered by the waters of the Ramapo River and numerous streams. In 1870 the town's name was changed from "The Ponds" to Oakland. After World War II, Oakland began its rapid development of permanent residents as commuting time to work became less and country living became more desirable. In the 1950's, Oakland was a non-farm community earning its title as “The Valley of Homes”.

General Information:

Town Name: Oakland
City Hall: Oakland Borough Hall
Address: Municipal Plaza, Oakland NJ 07436
Phone Number: 201-337-8111
Land Area: 8.6 square miles
Distance to NYC: 28 miles
Town Website: http://www.oakland-nj.org/
Library Website: http://www.bccls.org
Water Service: Borough owned
Gas & Electric: P.S.E.&G./Rockland Electric
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 12,780 Population Density / Mile: 1,512
    Median Age: 45.39 Number of Households: 4,338
    Average Household Size: 2.899 Households with Children: 1,671
    Median Household Income: $114,158
  • Population
    Population: 12,780 Population Density / Mile: 1,512
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 2.62% Male Population: 6,247
    Female Population: 6,532 Median Age: 45.39
  • Households
    Number of Households: 4,338 Average Household Size: 2.899
    Households with Children: 1,671 Households without Children: 1,859
    Family Households: 3,530 Non-Family Households: 192
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $114,158 Average Household Income: $136,206
    Per Capita Income: $46,980 Average Total Household Expenditure: $68,218
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 49.66 Average January Low Temperature: 18.4
Average January High Temperature: 35.6 Average July Low Temperature: 63.1
Average July High Temperature: 84.1  
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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  20 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  60 Locations
SHOPPING  139 Locations
PET SERVICES  8 Locations
ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  14 Locations
TRAVEL  3 Locations
FARM - RANCH  2 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  48 Locations
HOSPITALITY  2 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  275 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  10 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  3 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  87 Locations
School Information:
DOGWOOD HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MANITO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Dogwood Hill (Elementary School) View Report
Heights (Elementary School) View Report
Indian Hills High (Secondary School) View Report
Manito (Elementary School) View Report
Ramapo High (Secondary School) View Report
Valley Middle (Elementary School) View Report

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Oakland, NJ Community Information

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