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.

Unlike some cities, Oakwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oakwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakwood who work in office and administrative support (15.56%), sales jobs (9.46%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (7.67%).

Oakwood is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Oakwood enrolled in college, Oakwood has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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.

The percentage of people in Oakwood with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oakwood in 2010 was $20,212, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,848 for a family of four.

Oakwood is an extremely 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 26.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakwood include German, English, African, and Italian.

In addition, Oakwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.14%).

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