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Oakland Park, Florida
City
City of Oakland Park
Oakland Park's City Hall in July 2009
Oakland Park's City Hall in July 2009
Flag of Oakland Park, Florida
Flag
Official seal of Oakland Park, Florida
Seal
Official logo of Oakland Park, Florida
Logo
Motto: "Engaged·Inspired·United: A City on the Move"
Location of Oakland Park in Broward County, Florida
Location of Oakland Park in Broward County, Florida
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Settled (Colohatchee Settlement) Late 1800's-Early 1900's
Incorporated (Town of Floranada) November 25, 1925
Incorporated (City of Oakland Park) June 19, 1929
Area
 • City 8.1 sq mi (21.1 km2)
 • Land 7.5 sq mi (19.3 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 9 ft (1 m)
Population (2014)
 • City 43,800
 • Density 5,545/sq mi (2,141.0/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33304-33309, 33311, 33334
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-50575
GNIS feature ID 0288013
Website www.oaklandparkfl.gov

Oakland Park, officially the City of Oakland Park, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 41,363, mainly due to annexation of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

History

Originally named "Floranada" (a blend of Florida and Canada), the town was forced into bankruptcy after the hurricane of 1926. When the municipality reincorporated, residents chose to make it a city and voted for the name "Oakland Park." The original boundaries went from the Atlantic Ocean, west to what is now U.S. 441, and from the north fork of Middle River north to Cypress Creek Boulevard, but when the boundaries were reestablished, it was to approximately the west side of U.S. 1, west to Northeast 3rd Avenue and the north fork of Middle River north to what is now Prospect Road. Over time, it has expanded to its current boundaries, mainly due to acquiring a few other areas, such as recent annexations of previously unincorporated neighborhoods of Twin Lakes South and North Andrews Gardens.

Geography

Oakland Park is located at 26°10′35″N 80°8′40″W / 26.17639°N 80.14444°W / 26.17639; -80.14444 (26.176362, -80.144509). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.1 km2), of which 7.5 square miles (19.3 km2) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) (8.40%) is water.

Oakland Park is bisected by the Florida East Coast Railway, which runs parallel to Dixie Highway through the city's downtown. The City of Oakland Park has put into place new zoning regulations intended to transform downtown Oakland Park into a mixed-use pedestrian community. One element of the proposal is the creation of a new commuter rail station on the FEC rail line.

Oakland Park borders the city of Wilton Manors, which is experiencing a tremendous amount of new development. Increased property prices in Wilton Manors have pushed up prices in Oakland Park and spurred interest in the city's downtown redevelopment plan.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 463
1940 815 76.0%
1950 1,295 58.9%
1960 5,331 311.7%
1970 16,261 205.0%
1980 22,944 41.1%
1990 26,326 14.7%
2000 30,966 17.6%
2010 41,363 33.6%
Est. 2015 44,319 7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Oakland Park Demographics
2010 Census Oakland Park Broward County Florida
Total population 41,363 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +33.6% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 5,545.1/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 62.6% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 45.1% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 25.6% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 25.6% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 2.0% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 3.5% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 6.3% 3.7% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 20,076 households out of which 12.8% were vacant. As of 2000, 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.00.

In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 38.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.8 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $35,493, and the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median income of $30,269 versus $25,514 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,873. About 13.3% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language comprised 66.52%, while 18.16% spoke Spanish, 6.95% spoke French Creole as theirs, 3.32% spoke Portuguese, 1.99% spoke French, Italian was at 0.64%, and German as a mother tongue made up 0.52% of the population.

As of 2000, Oakland Park was the fifteenth most Brazilian-populated area in the US (tied with several other areas) at 2.1%, and it had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Haitians in the US, with 7% of the population (tied with Ramapo, New York.)

Also, as of 2000, the North Andrews Gardens section of Oakland Park is the sixty-third most Cuban-populated area in the US at 5.76%, while the rest of Oakland Park had the 113th highest percentage of Cubans with 2.03% of all residents. The North Andrews Gardens section was also the thirty-third most Peruvian-populated area in the US, at 1.51% of the population, as well as having the seventy-fourth highest percentage of Colombians in the US, at 2.03% of all residents.

Neighborhoods

These are the neighborhoods and communities that are officially recognized by the City of Oakland Park.

  • Andrews Gardens
  • Central Business District (Downtown Oakland Park-Main Street)
  • Central Corals
  • Central Oakland Park
  • Coral Brook
  • East Lakeside
  • Garden Acres
  • Harlem McBride
  • I-95 Business Corridor Central
  • I-95 Business Corridor North
  • I-95 Business Corridor South
  • Lake Emerald
  • Lloyd Estates
  • North Andrews Gardens
  • North Corals
  • North Ridge
  • Oakland Forest
  • Oakland Grove
  • Oakland Hills
  • Oaktree Estates
  • Orange Grove Manors
  • Prospect Gardens
  • Rivers Edge
  • Royal Palm Acres
  • Royal Palm Isles
  • Sailboat Lake Pointe
  • Sleepy River
  • South Corals
  • Three Lakes
  • Twin Lakes South
  • West Lakeside

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