Oakland demographics profile

StatisticOaklandChicagoIllinois
Population5,1802,714,01712,851,684
Population density (sq mi)8,94811,938222
Median age32.233.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.7:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in Oakland is 25% lower than Chicago.
  • The median age in Oakland is 5% lower than Chicago.
  • In Oakland 3.99% of the population is White.
  • In Oakland 93.50% of the population is African American.
  • In Oakland 1.71% of the population is Asian.

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Oakland population breakdown by race

RaceOaklandChicagoIllinois
White3.99%48.69%72.14%
African American93.50%30.95%14.30%
Asian1.71%6.09%5.10%
American Indian0.00%0.29%0.23%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race0.40%2.52%2.34%
Other race0.41%11.44%5.86%
In Oakland, 29.1% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).