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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.
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.
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.
41% of Oakland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oakland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,030. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,886.
Libraries in Oakland include Oakland Public Library ... View libraries
Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.
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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