Oakland Park 64 Below average
Oakland Park Livability #714 ranked city in Florida#19,677 ranked city in the USARanks better than 32% of areas
A+ Oakland Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Oakland Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Florida
Oakland Park
100same as the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oakland Park cost of living
F Oakland Park Crime Total crime is 55% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,13360% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2560% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Oakland Park crime
F Oakland Park Employment Household income is 5% lower than Florida
Median household income
$46,44716% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,31418% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%65% higher than the US average
Oakland Park employment
C- Oakland Park Housing Home value is 2% lower than Florida
Median home value
$163,70011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11517% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Oakland Park real estate or Oakland Park rentals
F Oakland Park Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Oakland Park K-12 schools
C Oakland Park User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Oakland Park
Overall user rating
63% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
92% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Oakland Park, FL

      Oakland Park is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 43,660 residents. In Oakland Park, there are 5,816 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Individuals of White (59%) and Black or African American (27%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Oakland Park are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Living in Oakland Park can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Oakland Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 68/100, Oakland Park is ranked #13,075 in the United States and #655 in Florida. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Oakland Park ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Oakland Park does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Oakland Park, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club, Easterlin Park, and Qdives.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Oakland Park is actually affordable. The median home price for Oakland Park homes is $163,700, which is 1.9% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Oakland Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 2.9% higher than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Oakland Park area were 13.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 16.4%.

      Oakland Park transportation information

      StatisticOakland ParkFloridaNational
      Average one way commute25min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.8%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.9%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.7%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home3.8%5.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)20354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (6)45711

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      Source: The Oakland Park, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).