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Oakland Apartments
Last updated April 22 2024 at 10:36 PM

Oakland, CA
241 Apartments for Rent

Oakland Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 433,031
Population Density: 7,747.4 people/sq mile
Median Age: 38
Percentage of Family Households: 55%
Median Annual Income: $82,236 / year
Median Rent: $1,737 / month

What locals are saying

Many people move to San Francisco without ever venturing into the wonderfully local vibe of Oakland. But that just might make your new home even better, honestly. Everything is a little more chill on the east bay, and much more affordable.

Oakland's distinct neighborhoods offer something for everyone

Oakland Demographics


How diverse is Oakland?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Oakland is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Oakland are White (28.3%), Hispanic Or Latino (27%), Black Or African American (20.3%), Asian (16.2%), Two Or More (6.9%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.3%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Oakland residents?

The median age in Oakland is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Oakland?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Oakland is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Oakland are White (28.3%), Hispanic Or Latino (27%), Black Or African American (20.3%), Asian (16.2%), Two Or More (6.9%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.3%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Oakland residents?

The median age in Oakland is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Oakland Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Oakland is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Oakland is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Oakland is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Oakland


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Hillcrest Elementary School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
388 Students
15 Reviews
388
Students
15 Reviews
9 /10
Crocker Highlands Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
466 Students
9 Reviews
466
Students
9 Reviews
9 /10
Yu Ming Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
445 Students
18 Reviews
445
Students
18 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Yu Ming Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
445 Students
18 Reviews
445
Students
18 Reviews
9 /10
Hillcrest Elementary School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
388 Students
15 Reviews
388
Students
15 Reviews
8 /10
Oakland School for the Arts
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
749 Students
27 Reviews
749
Students
27 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Oakland School for the Arts
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
749 Students
27 Reviews
749
Students
27 Reviews
8 /10
Conservatory Of Vocal/Instrumental Arts High
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
74 Students
4 Reviews
74
Students
4 Reviews
7 /10
Oakland Technical High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,016 Students
16 Reviews
2,016
Students
16 Reviews

What Renters Say about Oakland


Apartment List has released the results for Oakland from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Oakland renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, but many received below average scores."
76%
Weather
61%
Public Transit
61%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
61%
Social Life
56%
Pet Friendliness
51%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
44%
Commute Time
28%
Dating
18%
State and Local Taxes
16%
Safety and Crime Rate
13%
Quality of Schools
7%
Affordability
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Average rent in Oakland, California

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Oakland is $2,639, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,419. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Oakland, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Oakland, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 241 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Oakland. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Oakland is $2,060 for a studio, $2,639 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,419 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Oakland apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Oakland, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Oakland?

In Oakland, the average rent is $2,060 for a studio, $2,639 for a 1-bedroom, $3,419 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,923 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oakland, check out our monthly Oakland Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Oakland?

You can filter cheap apartments in Oakland by price: under $1,200, under $1,400, under $1,500, under $1,700, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Oakland?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oakland apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Oakland?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Oakland.

How can I find off-campus housing in Oakland?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oakland. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Hastings College of Law, California Institute of Integral Studies, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.