Oakland demographics profile

StatisticOaklandCaliforniaNational
Population412,04038,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,37223291
Median age36.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English60%56%79%
Speak Spanish22%29%13%
Oakland, CA has a population of 412,040 and is the 45th largest city in the United States. The population density is 7,372 per sq mi which is 3072% higher than the California average and 8036% higher than the national average. The median age in Oakland is 36 which is approximately 1% higher than the California average of 36. In Oakland, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 60% speak English and 22% speak Spanish. 49% of Oakland residents were born in California, 22% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 27% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Oakland is 3072% higher than California.
  • The median age in Oakland is 1% higher than California.
  • In Oakland 38.20% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Oakland 24.74% of the population is African American.
  • In Oakland 15.95% of the population is Asian.

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Oakland population breakdown by race

RaceOaklandCaliforniaNational
Caucasian38.20%61.26%73.35%
African American24.74%5.85%12.63%
Asian15.95%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.79%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.58%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.63%4.62%3.06%
Other race13.11%13.28%4.75%
In Oakland, 26.7% 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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Oakland age breakdown

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Source: The Oakland, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).