Oakland, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town 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

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 12,959
Population Density / Mile: 1,533
Median Age: 46.25
Number of Households: 4,398
Average Household Size: 2.899
Households with Children: 1,771
Median Household Income: $131,291

Population

Population: 12,959
Population Density / Mile: 1,533
Change in Population Since 2010: 4%
Male Population: 6,320
Female Population: 6,639
Median Age: 46.25

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 585
5-9 years: 601
10-14 years: 741
15-19 years: 1057
20-24 years: 911
25-29 years: 902
30-34 years: 592
35-39 years: 406
40-44 years: 506
45-49 years: 711
50-54 years: 1021
55-59 years: 1199
60-64 years: 1110
65-69 years: 892
70-74 years: 684
75-79 years: 461
80-84 years: 290
85+ years: 289

Households

Number of Households: 4,398
Average Household Size: 2.899
Households with Children: 1,771
Households without Children: 1,879
Family Households: 3,650
Non-Family Households: 123

Marital Status

Never Married: 2805
Now Married: 7041
Separated: 64
Widowed: 386
Divorced: 736

Income

Median Household Income: $131,291
Average Household Income: $159,583
Per Capita Income: $54,916
Average Total Household Expenditure: $77,175

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $134,028
25-44 years: $155,808
45-64 years: $148,613
Over 64 years: $80,594

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 31
$10,000-$15,000 17
$15,000-$20,000 71
$20,000-$25,000 58
$25,000-$30,000 31
$30,000-$35,000 50
$35,000-$40,000 46
$40,000-$45,000 87
$45,000-$50,000 121
$50,000-$60,000 241
$60,000-$75,000 291
$75,000-$100,000 471
$100,000-$125,000 570
$125,000-$150,000 458
$150,000-$200,000 904
$200,000-$250,000 535
$250,000-$500,000 227
$500,000 up 190

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.

Level of Education

No High School: 85
Some High School: 221
High School Grad: 2122
Some College: 1446
Associate Degree: 617
Bachelors Degree: 2937
Graduate Degree: 1637

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 61
Blue Collar: 39

Geography

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

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 98
Lead 76
Nitrogen Oxide 154
Ozone 83
Particulate Matter 102
Air Pollution 103

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Automotive Services 23 Locations
Eating - Drinking 53 Locations
Shopping 131 Locations
Pet Services 9 Locations
Attractions - Recreation 9 Locations
Travel 4 Locations
Farm - Ranch 2 Locations
Banks - Financial 54 Locations
Hospitality 2 Locations
Personal Services 257 Locations
Organizations - Associations 15 Locations
Government - Public 3 Locations
Health Care Services 95 Locations

Schools

Dogwood Hill Elementary
Heights Elementary
Indian Hills High Secondary
Manito Elementary
Ramapo High Secondary
Valley Middle Elementary

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