Oakland is a large city in California with approximately 418,000 residents. Young professionals can expect to fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. Most Oakland residents rent, and 40% of residents own their homes. The average rent is a bit below the state average.
Oakland residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are healthcare, scientific, entertainment, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 30% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $83K, Oakland workers earn roughly the same as the average California resident. However, Oakland compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Oakland has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 16% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Oakland has an average commute time of about 35 minutes, slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 31% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 11% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.