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Oakland Park is a city in Broward County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The city took on its new name after its previous incarnation, Floranada, was forced into bankruptcy by a hurricane in 1926
The latitude of Oakland Park is 26.171N. The longitude is -80.132W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,462.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oakland Park demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Broward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Lauderdale area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33306 ZIP code.
10% of Oakland Park residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakland Park ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oakland Park was $18,873, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Oakland Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oakland Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.
Libraries in Oakland Park include Oakland Park Library ... View libraries
Broward County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland Park political report.
The average commute time for Oakland Park workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oakland Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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