The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Oakland, CA For 2021


We used science and data to determine which Oakland neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Oakland.

Richest Neighborhoods In Oakland

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Oakland has to offer. Where houses go for over 8.02x the national median and household incomes are 3.71x the national median.

But where exactly in Oakland do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Piedmont where the median income is a cool $204,144.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Oakland out of 131 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Oakland for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Piedmont looks to be the richest Oakland neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,753,171. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Oakland. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Oakland reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Oakland and the worst neighborhoods in Oakland. Or, for living around Oakland, out the best Oakland suburbs and the worst Oakland suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Oakland For 2021

Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Oakland by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Piedmont, was named the richest neighborhood in Oakland.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Mills College.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Oakland ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Oakland For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Piedmont $204,144
2 Crocker Highland $186,637
3 Upper Rockridge $182,758
4 Panoramic Hill $177,417
5 Trestle Glen $173,536
6 Woodminster $170,156
7 Claremont $168,916
8 Joaquin Miller Park $165,444
9 Piedmont Pines $162,407
10 Hiller Highlands $161,756
11 Shepherd Canyon $156,631
12 Montclair $154,178
13 Crestmont $153,438
14 Montclair Business $150,230
15 Glen Highlands $148,452
16 Merriwood $147,649
17 Mountain View Cemetery $142,303
18 Forestland $137,947
19 Rockridge $135,013
20 Chabot Park $123,481
21 Skyline-Hillcrest Estates $123,204
22 Redwood Heights $111,928
23 Caballo Hills $111,303
24 Oakmore $108,764
25 Glenview $104,749
26 Lincoln Highlands $103,683
27 Fairview Park $100,433
28 Lakeshore $98,515
29 Golf Links $93,839
30 Sheffield Village $90,125
31 Sequoyah $89,887
32 Leona Heights $87,500
33 Maxwell Park $84,936
34 Upper Dimond $84,149
35 Temescal $83,410
36 Piedmont Avenue $83,140
37 Lake Merritt $82,630
38 Eastmont Hills $82,510
39 Old City-Produce And Waterfront $76,119
40 Bella Vista $74,890
41 Peralta-Laney $73,646
42 Produce And Waterfront $73,646
43 Upper Laurel $72,640
44 Adams Point $72,591
45 Grand Lake $70,607
46 Clawson $70,344
47 Mosswood $70,251
48 Cleveland Heights $66,969
49 Shafter $66,422
50 South Prescott $65,625
51 Gaskill $65,612
52 Golden Gate $65,466
53 Durant Manor $65,014
54 South Kennedy Tract $63,505
55 Millsmont $62,267
56 Melrose $61,857
57 Bushrod $61,782
58 Paradise Park $60,938
59 Acorn-Acorn Industrial $60,700
60 Dimond $57,704
61 Bartlett $56,976
62 School $55,693
63 Foothill Square $55,385
64 Coliseum Industrial $55,169
65 Oakland Ave-Harrison St $54,560
66 Longfellow $54,054
67 Laurel $52,193
68 Harrington $51,479
69 Lockwood Tevis $50,903
70 Jefferson $50,640
71 Lakewide $50,495
72 Sausal Creek $50,204
73 Las Palmas $50,164
74 Arroyo Viejo $49,866
75 East Peralta $49,177
76 Fruitvale Station $49,010
77 Iveywood $48,900
78 Oakland Airport $48,681
79 Columbia Gardens $48,681
80 Upper Peralta Creek-Bartlett $48,575
81 Toler Heights $48,208
82 Sobrante Park $47,978
83 Peralta-Hacienda $47,859
84 Lynn-Highland Park $47,757
85 Fairfax $47,497
86 Santa Fe $47,396
87 Arrowhead Marsh $46,908
88 Ivy Hill $46,775
89 Tuxedo $46,400
90 Frick $46,120
91 Bancroft Business-Havenscourt $46,110
92 Allendale $45,974
93 Cox $45,160
94 Fairfax Business-Wentworth-Holland $44,870
95 Northgate $43,984
96 Elmhurst Park $42,830
97 Castlemont $42,814
98 Brookfield Village $42,306
99 Pill Hill $42,064
100 Prescott $41,625
101 Mcclymonds $41,590
102 Patten $40,999
103 Merritt $40,135
104 Reservoir Hill-Meadow Brook $39,638
105 Fremont $39,414
106 North Stonehurst $38,959
107 Highland Terrace $38,727
108 Civic Center $38,523
109 Webster $38,476
110 South Stonehurst $38,208
111 Saint Elizabeth $38,008
112 Clinton $37,709
113 Ralph Bunche $37,539
114 Highland $37,110
115 Oak Tree $36,584
116 Hegenberger $33,348
117 Hawthorne $32,136
118 Rancho San Antonio $32,020
119 San Pablo Gateway $31,740
120 Woodland $30,444
121 Downtown $30,079
122 Eastmont $29,571
123 North Kennedy Tract $28,664
124 Oak Center $28,166
125 Fitchburg $27,462
126 Seminary $26,779
127 Hoover-Foster $25,849
128 Coliseum $23,739
129 Waverly $21,426
130 Chinatown $21,261
131 Mills College $0

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