Oak View is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,203 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oak View is the 536th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Oak View are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Oak View is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oak View is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak View who work in management occupations (9.45%), office and administrative support (9.10%), and sales jobs (8.40%).
Also of interest is that Oak View has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Oak View telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Oak View is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oak View’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The overall education level of Oak View is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.24% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oak View in 2010 was $32,532, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,128 for a family of four. However, Oak View contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oak View is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oak View home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak View residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Oak View also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oak View include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Oak View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.