Oakland, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 157,505 housing units in Oakland. This represents a 1.8% growth from 154,737 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 157,453 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 52 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Oakland is about 41.4%. Oakland's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4.3%. Average household size is 2.6 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Oakland were built after 1950.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type12.20%
One Bedroom27%
Two Bedrooms30.80%
Three Bedrooms21.10%
Four Bedrooms6.90%
Five Bedrooms or more2%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.8
Median year structure was built1943
Median Value of occupied units$235,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$236,400

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.46
Median year structure was built1955
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$648

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage10.60%
Home Equity Loan8.20%
Simple Mortgage57.50%
Debt Free23.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.5%