Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 7,488 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the 93rd largest community in Tennessee. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Oakland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Oakland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Oakland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Oakland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $66,981.00.
Oakland real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Oakland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Oakland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in sales jobs (11.25%), office and administrative support (9.78%), and teaching (8.38%).
Also of interest is that Oakland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Oakland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oakland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oakland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Oakland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.12 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Oakland is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Oakland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.50% of adults in Oakland have a college degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2010 was $32,194, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,776 for a family of four. However, Oakland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oakland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oakland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oakland include English, German, European, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).