Oakdale, LA
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Oakdale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,710 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakdale is the 63rd largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Oakdale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oakdale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakdale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakdale who work in office and administrative support (13.62%), sales jobs (11.06%), and healthcare (8.66%).

The overall crime rate in Oakdale is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The percentage of people in Oakdale with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.63% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oakdale in 2010 was $15,060, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,240 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 Black or African-American. Oakdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakdale include English, Irish, German, and French Canadian.

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

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