Oakland, ME

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Living in Oakland

Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,230 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the 54th largest community in Maine.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland is a town of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in teaching (15.37%), management occupations (12.72%), and healthcare (9.94%).

Because of many things, Oakland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oakland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oakland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oakland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Oakland has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Oakland a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Oakland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Oakland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.59% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oakland in 2018 was $33,704, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,816 for a family of four. However, Oakland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oakland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oakland include French, Irish, English, German, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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