Oakland demographics profile

StatisticOaklandChicagoIllinois
Population5,6312,712,60812,868,747
Population density (sq mi)9,72111,915231
Median age34.333.437.0
Male/Female ratio0.6:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%78%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in Oakland is 18% lower than Chicago.
  • The median age in Oakland is 3% higher than Chicago.
  • In Oakland 3.49% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Oakland 93.66% of the population is African American.
  • In Oakland 2.25% of the population is Asian.

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Oakland population breakdown by race

RaceOaklandChicagoIllinois
Caucasian3.49%48.39%72.51%
African American93.66%31.85%14.37%
Asian2.25%5.75%4.88%
American Indian0.00%0.27%0.22%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race0.21%2.23%2.16%
Other race0.38%11.48%5.84%
In Oakland, 28.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Oakland, Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.