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.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakdale who work in office and administrative support (17.77%), management occupations (9.51%), and sales jobs (9.33%).
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 education level of Oakdale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.57% of adults in Oakdale have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakdale in 2010 was $31,869, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,476 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oakdale include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Oakdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.