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1.33% growth
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Median Household Income
4.66% growth
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Number of Employees
5.71% growth
Median Property Value
11.5% growth

About the photo: The hills and downtown at sunset from the border of Sibley Volcanic and Huckleberry Preserves.


The economy of Oakland, CA employs 217,581 people. The economy of Oakland, CA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.38; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Oakland, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (29,574), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (25,768), and Accommodation & Food Service (19,548), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,378), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,500), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($73,750).

Median household income in Oakland, CA is $58,807. Males in Oakland, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,710. The income inequality of Oakland, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Oakland, CA. In Alameda County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,394. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Oakland, CA is home to a population of 419,278 people, from which 85.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Oakland, CA is composed of 117,575 White residents (28%), 114,054 Hispanic residents (27.2%), 101,116 Black residents (24.1%), 63,735 Asian residents (15.2%), and 17,535 Two+ residents (4.18%). The most common foreign languages in Oakland, CA are Spanish (82,119 speakers), Chinese (28,382 speakers), and Vietnamese (7,162 speakers), but compared to other places, Oakland, CA has a relative high number of Chinese (28,382 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (1,278 speakers), and Laotian (773 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Oakland, CA awarded 3,769 degrees. The student population of Oakland, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,091 male students and 2,678 female students. Most students in Oakland, CA are White (1,004 and 26.6%), followed by Asian (893 and 23.7%), Hispanic or Latino (633 and 16.8%), and Black or African American (627 and 16.6%). The largest universities in Oakland, CA by number of graduates are Laney College (851 and 22.6%), Merritt College (737 and 19.6%), and Samuel Merritt University (676 and 17.9%). The most popular majors in Oakland, CA are Registered Nursing (436 and 11.6%), Biblical Studies (60 and 1.59%), and General Psychology (46 and 1.22%). The median tuition costs in Oakland, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $35,166 and $35,166 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oakland, CA is $557,000, which is 2.86 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $499,400 to $557,000, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Oakland, CA is 38.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Oakland, CA have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oakland, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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