Oakdale, NY
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Oakdale is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,003 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakdale is the 221st largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Oakdale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Oakdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oakdale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakdale who work in sales jobs (13.67%), management occupations (13.20%), and teaching (11.46%).

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.

Oakdale is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Despite being a small town, Oakdale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Oakdale citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.19% of adults in Oakdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oakdale in 2010 was $40,498, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,992 for a family of four.

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, German, English, and Polish.

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