Oakland, California
City in California
City of Oakland
Oakland skyline, with the old eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background
Oakland skyline, with the old eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background
Flag of Oakland, California
Flag
Official seal of Oakland, California
Seal
Coat of arms of Oakland, California
Coat of arms
Official logo of Oakland, California
Wordmark
Nickname(s): "Oaktown",[1] "The Town"
Motto(s): "Love life"[2]
Location in Alameda County and the U.S. state of California
Location in Alameda County and the U.S. state of California
Oakland, California is located in the US
Oakland, California
Oakland, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°48′16″N 122°16′15″W
Country United States
State California
County Alameda
RegionSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedMay 4, 1852[3][4]
Named forThe large oak forest that originally covered the area.[5]
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor[6]
 • MayorLibby Schaaf (D)[7]
 • State senatorNancy Skinner (D)[8]
 • AssemblymembersTony Thurmond (D) and
Rob Bonta (D)[9]
 • U. S. rep.Barbara Lee (D)[10]
Area[11]
 • Total77.86 sq mi (201.66 km2)
 • Land55.89 sq mi (144.76 km2)
 • Water21.97 sq mi (56.90 km2)  28.48%
Elevation[12]43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)[13]
 • Total390,724
 • Estimate (2016)[14]412,040
 • Rank1st in Alameda County
8th in California
45th in the United States
 • Density7,514.45/sq mi (2,901.34/km2)
Demonym(s)Oaklander
Time zonePacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes94601–94615, 94617–94624, 94649, 94659–94662, 94666[15]
Area code510
FIPS code06-53000
GNIS feature IDs2775662411292
Websitewww.oaklandca.gov