North Oakland, Oakland, California

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Coordinates: 37°49′55.28″N 122°15′59.41″W / 37.8320222°N 122.2665028°W / 37.8320222; -122.2665028

Location of North Oakland in the City of Oakland.

North Oakland is an area in Oakland, California, bordered by West Oakland, downtown Oakland, Oakland Hills and the adjacent cities of Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont. Annexed to Oakland in 1897,[1] it is known as the birthplace of the Black Panther Party and is the childhood home of both Dr. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.[2] It is also the birthplace and childhood home of Sue Draheim, internationally recognized fiddler.

Today North Oakland has a population of roughly 20,000. Some areas of North Oakland have seen major gentrification. While this recent gentrification has led to the exodus of many African-Americans, as of the 2010 census Blacks still form a majority of the residents of the western half of North Oakland, at 52%.[citation needed] existing ref still refers to 2000 census[3]


According to a project commissioned by the city in 1982 to define Oakland's neighborhoods for landscaping purposes, North Oakland comprises the following neighborhoods:[4]


Oakland North has covered the area since 2008[5] and Oakland Local since 2009.[6]