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Coordinates: 37°59′51″N 121°42′45″W / 37.9975°N 121.7125°W / 37.9975; -121.7125

City of Oakley
—  City  —
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°59′51″N 121°42′45″W / 37.9975°N 121.7125°W / 37.9975; -121.7125
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Government
 - Mayor Carol Rios
 - Senate Mark Desaulnier (D)
 - Assembly Joan Buchanan (D)
 - U. S. Congress John Garamendi (D)
Area
 - Total 12.5 sq mi (32.5 km2)
 - Land 12.4 sq mi (32.2 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 33,250
 - Density 2,049.5/sq mi (788.3/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94561
Area code(s) 925
FIPS code 06-53070
GNIS feature ID 0277567

Oakley is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 33,250 at the 2006 Demographics Report as produced by the City. However, there have been population increases since the report was compiled. Oakley is part of the East Contra Costa Bicycle Plan, which has existing facilities in Oakley as well as plans for further expansion.[1]

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Geography and environment

The Oakley areas offers access to the Delta de Anza Regional Trail.[2] According to reports provided by CNN[3] Oakley experiences 21.16 inches of annual rainfall with high temperature in July of 96.0 F and low temperature in January of 40.0 F. Oakley experiences 52% of clear days in the area during the year.

History

Oakley's first post office was established in 1898.[4]

Demographics

As of the 2006 demographics report produced by the City of Oakley[5] there were 33,250 people and 10,523 households residing in the City, with an average household size of 3.21. A total of 36,717 people live within three miles of Oakley and 197,462 people within a 10 mile radius. The racial makeup of the city was 74.0% White, 4.0% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 18.0% from other races. 27.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the City the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 45-59, and 9.0% who were 60 years of age or older. 51.0% of the population was male and 49.0% female.

The median income for a household in the City was $86,500. As of February 2006 the median home value was $494,500 and there were 90% Owner occupied housing units. 14,900 residents are employed in Oakley, with an unemployment rate of only 3.1%. There are 3,740 jobs available in Oakley.

As of the census of 2000 the population density was 796.4/km² (2,063.2/mi²)and a 247.0/km² (639.9/mi²) average housing density. In 2000 there were 7,832 households, out of which, 52.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

Education

With 99.6%, nearly all students living within the City of Oakley are attending a public or private school located within City limits. The City is mainly served by Oakley Union Elementary School District (K-8) and the Liberty Union High School District.

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Elementary schools

  • Oakley Elementary School
  • Gehringer Elementary School
  • Laurel Elementary School
  • Vintage Parkway Elementary School
  • Iron House Elementary School
  • Orchard Park School (Educated k-6 and adding 1 new grade each school year until the school reaches k-8.)
  • Almond Grove Elementary School has been constructed on Carpenter Road between Brown and Empire. However, due to the downturn in the housing market, the OUESD board of trustees has decided to postpone the opening of Almond Grove and shall reconsider opening the school in the spring of 2009.

Middle schools

  • O'Hara Park Middle School
  • Delta Vista Middle School
  • Orchard Park School (Educated k-6 and adding 1 new grade each school year until the school reaches k-8.)
  • A third middle school is proposed for the area along the south side of Brownstone Road. If the project ensues, it is proposed to be named R.C. Marsh Middle School.

High schools

"Oakley orphans"

A small group of Oakley citizens living west of Empire Avenue, are served by the Antioch Unified School District and forced to attend school in Antioch. They are colloquially known as "Oakley orphans"[3]. Following the incorporation of the city in 1999, steps were taken to ensure that Oakley residents would no longer be forced to attend Antioch schools. However, an agreement was never met and the Antioch Unified School District has begun construction on Orchard Park School, a K-8 school run by the Antioch Unified School District, but located in Oakley. This school will open in September 2007 to serve K-4 "Oakley orphans", and will eventually reach its full capacity of K-8.

References

  1. ^ East Contra Costa County Bicycle Facilitees
  2. ^ Delta de Anza Regional Trail reference
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 674. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  5. ^ [2]

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