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Oakland is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Oakland. For links to other places called Oakland, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oakland is 41.013N. The longitude is -74.264W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,616.


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Median household income
Local
$86,629
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oakland demographic reports
Oakland is on the Ramapo River
Former and merged names include:
· Ponds
· Yaupough
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Sidney Kingsley, playwright
Nearby parks & recreation: Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Van Allen House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bergen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07417 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Oakland residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oakland was $35,252, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Oakland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oakland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,030.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,886.


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Libraries in Oakland include Oakland Public Library ... View libraries

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Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.

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The average commute time for Oakland workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oakland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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