Oakmont, PA
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Oakmont is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,443 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oakmont is the 217th largest community in Pennsylvania. Oakmont has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Oakmont is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oakmont is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakmont who work in office and administrative support (14.39%), management occupations (13.82%), and sales jobs (12.06%).

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

In addition, Oakmont is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Oakmont is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.45% of adults in Oakmont have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Oakmont in 2010 was $39,980, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,920 for a family of four. However, Oakmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oakmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oakmont include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Oakmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Italian.