Oakdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 22,259 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Oakdale is the 304th largest community in California.
Oakdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oakdale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakdale who work in sales jobs (11.17%), office and administrative support (10.93%), and management occupations (9.57%).
The percentage of adults in Oakdale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.46% of adults in Oakdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oakdale in 2010 was $24,832, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,328 for a family of four. However, Oakdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oakdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oakdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Oakdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakdale include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Oakdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.