Oak Ridge, TN


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Oak Ridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 29,302 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Oak Ridge is the 22nd largest community in Tennessee.

Oak Ridge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oak Ridge is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Ridge who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), sales jobs (10.11%), and management occupations (8.72%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Oak Ridge has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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

The overall crime rate in Oak Ridge is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Oak Ridge is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.78% of adults in Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge in 2010 was $31,491, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,964 for a family of four. However, Oak Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oak Ridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oak Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oak Ridge include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Oak Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.