Oakdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 23,596 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Oakdale is the 304th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Oakdale 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.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakdale who work in management occupations (11.26%), office and administrative support (10.44%), and sales jobs (9.52%).
In Oakdale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Oakdale is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.03% of adults 25 and older in Oakdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oakdale in 2018 was $29,250, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,000 for a family of four. However, Oakdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oakdale is an extremely 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 33.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakdale include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Oakdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.