Oakdale, MN
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Oakdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 28,080 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Oakdale is the 32nd largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (17.25%), management occupations (9.92%), and sales jobs (8.17%).

Also of interest is that Oakdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Oakdale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.55% of adults in Oakdale have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oakdale in 2010 was $32,741, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,964 for a family of four. However, Oakdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oakdale is a very 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. Important ancestries of people in Oakdale include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Polish.

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