Oakdale is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,470 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oakdale is the 690th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Oakdale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs 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 borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakdale who work in office and administrative support (19.53%), sales jobs (14.72%), and management occupations (8.94%).
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.
In addition, Oakdale is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Oakdale is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oakdale a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oakdale has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oakdale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Oakdale overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Oakdale, 21.40% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakdale in 2010 was $31,711, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,844 for a family of four. However, Oakdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Oakdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.