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A Historic Look at Oakland, PA

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The dog bite lawyers in Oakland, PA, sponsor this article to present a detailed excerpt about the area.

Oakland is an area in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The area hosts four neighborhoods, including North, West Oakland, Central, and South Oakland; however, the area is generally referred to as Oakland. The neighborhood hosts an approximate population of 8,663 with a population density of 11,280 per square mile. Oakland belongs to zip code 15213.


The town of Oakland was named after the land's abundance of Oak trees pre-modernization. Many of the beautiful Oak trees in the area stood on the farm of William Eichbaum, who settled in the area in 1840.

The neighborhood has continuously developed over the years, beginning in 1845 after a large fire in downtown Pittsburgh sent many residents to the suburbs.

Oakland has long been known for its stunning architecture, particularly surrounding the University of Pittsburgh's campus. The campus is home to the Cathedral of Learning, which at one point was the world's tallest educational building. Another building in Oakland belonging to the university is the Heinz Memorial Chapel. The chapel is known for its French-Gothic revival architectural style.

Today, Oakland is home to the Schenley Farms National Historic District, which comprises several historic buildings and another historic area known as the Oakland Civic Center Historic District. The historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 22, 1983.


Oakland is home to a slightly higher population of female residents (55%) with a minority of male residents (45%). The median age in Oakland is 45.8 years old. The racial demographic of Oakland is as follows:

  • 91% White
  • 3% African American
  • 3% Other Race
  • 2% Two or More Races
  • 1% Hispanic

Residents of Oakland live a relatively comfortable lifestyle with a median household income of $54,605 and a median individual income of $26,108.

The majority of Oakland residents (83%) own their homes at a median home value of $85,900. The minority of residents (17%) rent their homes at a median rent of $952.

The education levels of Oakland residents vary and are as follows:

  • 6% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 8% Bachelor's Degree
  • 29% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 8% Less than a High School Diploma

Oakland is considered a relatively affordable area to live in and offers residents a comfortable lifestyle. The neighborhood of Oakland has ranked #149 (of 703) in Suburbs With the Lowest Cost of Living in Pennsylvania, #309 (of 703) in Best Suburbs to Buy a House in Pennsylvania, and #399 (of 1,513) in Places With the Lowest Cost of Living in Pennsylvania.


Oakland offers residents and visitors fantastic access to local restaurants, shops, and parks. If you enjoy a bit of history, then a visit to the Oakland Square Historic District is a must-see for you.

Some of the area's attractions include Schenley Park, Carnegie Mellon University, nearby Pittsburgh University, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

If you're looking for a neighborhood rich in history with beautiful architecture nearby some fantastic local attractions, then Oakland, PA, is the neighborhood for you.

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Date Published: June 28, 2021
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