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Oakland is a township in Butler County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Oakland. For links to other places called Oakland, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oakland is 40.915N. The longitude is -79.828W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,322 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,074.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butler County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16061 ZIP code.
43% of Oakland residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $17,313, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $855.
Butler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland political report.
The average commute time for Oakland workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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