Oakwood, GA
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Oakwood is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,178 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oakwood is the 180th largest community in Georgia.

Oakwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oakwood is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakwood who work in office and administrative support (12.06%), sales jobs (9.81%), and food service (8.93%).

In addition, Oakwood is a college town. There are a lot of students in Oakwood attending college, and as a result Oakwood provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Oakwood is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Oakwood, just 12.43% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oakwood in 2010 was $17,726, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,904 for a family of four.

Oakwood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oakwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oakwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakwood include English, German, Scottish, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Oakwood's cultural character, accounting for 21.74% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Oakwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.