Oakland employment information

Income per capita$21,061$30,847$31,502
Median household income$35,228$50,434$59,196
Median income owner occupied$0$76,476$75,354
Median income renter occupied$0$35,017$34,488
Median earnings male$29,370$36,144$40,474
Median earnings female$34,899$30,441$27,197
Unemployment rate14.1%7.3%5.3%
Poverty leveln/a21.7%14.0%

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  • The income per capita in Oakland is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Oakland is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Oakland is 204% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Oakland is equal to the national average.

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Oakland median earnings by income bracket

Oakland employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry1.5%1.3%
Manufacturing sector6.8%0.0%
Financial & insurance services3.6%5.4%
Wholesale & retail services10.5%5.1%
Public administration5.7%9.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%2.0%
Education, health & social services19.2%42.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
La Grange, IL15,688$105,41791%
River Forest, IL11,217$103,62287%
Riverside, IL8,779$100,69682%
Lincolnwood, IL12,637$96,22274%
Park Ridge, IL37,567$92,47467%
Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%
San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
Source: The Oakland, Chicago, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).