Oakland Park, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakland Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Oakland Park had a population of 43,967 as of July 1, 2016. Oakland Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland Park is located at latitude 26.1791 and longitude -80.1524 in Broward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Broward County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Oakland Park (GNIS ID: 2404413) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oakland Park is located within Fort Lauderdale CCD of Broward County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oakland Park, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,967
Population in Households 43,816
Population in Familes 29,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 5,851
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 18,359
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 9,269
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,533 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,826 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,742 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $172,232
Average Home Value $206,736


Median Household Income $43,000
Average Household Income $57,150
Per Capita Income $23,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 1.42%
Households 0.77% 1.27%
Families 0.6% 1.12%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oakland Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland Park to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 91st
Population Density1 # 80 91st
Diversity Index2 # 78 92nd
Median Household Income # 518 44th
Per Capita Income # 505 45th

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