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: 12,566
Population Density / Mile: 1,486
Median Age: 46.25
Number of Households: 4,262
Average Household Size: 2.9
Households with Children: 1,698
Median Household Income: $120,025

Population

Population: 12,566
Population Density / Mile: 1,486
Change in Population Since 2010: .85%
Male Population: 6,129
Female Population: 6,438
Median Age: 46.25

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 562
5-9 years: 584
10-14 years: 741
15-19 years: 1092
20-24 years: 889
25-29 years: 832
30-34 years: 500
35-39 years: 372
40-44 years: 530
45-49 years: 724
50-54 years: 1062
55-59 years: 1192
60-64 years: 1051
65-69 years: 826
70-74 years: 637
75-79 years: 419
80-84 years: 270
85+ years: 284

Households

Number of Households: 4,262
Average Household Size: 2.9
Households with Children: 1,698
Households without Children: 1,859
Family Households: 3,557
Non-Family Households: 102

Marital Status

Never Married: 2706
Now Married: 6708
Separated: 88
Widowed: 448
Divorced: 728

Income

Median Household Income: $120,025
Average Household Income: $149,237
Per Capita Income: $51,389
Average Total Household Expenditure: $79,619

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $137,500
25-44 years: $147,705
45-64 years: $125,983
Over 64 years: $72,458

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 23
$10,000-$15,000 46
$15,000-$20,000 105
$20,000-$25,000 45
$25,000-$30,000 27
$30,000-$35,000 51
$35,000-$40,000 26
$40,000-$45,000 135
$45,000-$50,000 151
$50,000-$60,000 108
$60,000-$75,000 364
$75,000-$100,000 583
$100,000-$125,000 585
$125,000-$150,000 427
$150,000-$200,000 1013
$200,000-$250,000 323
$250,000-$500,000 137
$500,000 up 114

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: 57
Some High School: 252
High School Grad: 2029
Some College: 1363
Associate Degree: 573
Bachelors Degree: 2813
Graduate Degree: 1612

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
Attractions - Recreation 10 Locations
Automotive Services 18 Locations
Banks - Financial 29 Locations
Eating - Drinking 52 Locations
Farm - Ranch 2 Locations
Government - Public 3 Locations
Health Care Services 88 Locations
Hospitality 1 Locations
Organizations - Associations 11 Locations
Personal Services 224 Locations
Pet Services 8 Locations
Shopping 129 Locations
Travel 4 Locations

Schools

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

Additional Photos

Neighborhood content provided by Onboard Informatics
Copyright © 2022 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.