Oakland, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The U.S. Census Bureau maintains population and steets statistics for Oakland, CA. The city was named one of the most diverse in the United States in the Ethnic Diversity category by WalletHub in its most recent report. In addition, the city has the highest percentage of White (Hispanic) residents, with 5.21 percent. Oakland has 433k residents. This city is home to several Fortune 500 companies and many high-profile tech and pharmaceutical firms.

The inner-city area of Oakland was once plagued with urban blight and crime. The city's large African-American population grew tense, with racial tensions rising. In 1966, the revolutionary Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, becoming one of the most influential organizations in the national Black power movement. In 1973, Bobby Seale unsuccessfully ran for mayor, but Lione Wilson became Oakland's first Black mayor.

A third of Oakland's residents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1972 election, but the percentage of Republican votes has decreased in the succeeding election. Oakland has three public high schools: Oakland High School, Oakland Technical High School, and Oakland High School. Other public high schools include Castlemont High School, Fremont High School, and McClymonds Educational Complex. The city's largest public school is the Oakland High School.

The city has a strong history of blues and jazz, and has spawned hip hop and gospel music. Many of today's leading rappers hail from Oakland, including E-40, Mistah F.A.B., Too Short Raphael Saadi, and Kehlani. The historic Fox Oakland Theater, which opened in 1928, is on the National Register of Historic Places and features a free walking tour of the city.