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Oakland, TN
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Living in Oakland



Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 10,028 people and three associated neighborhoods, Oakland is the 70th 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 $86,433.00.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.36% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Oakland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oakland 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oakland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oakland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Oakland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.70 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.

The overall education level of Oakland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.11% of adults in Oakland have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oakland in 2022 was $38,416, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,664 for a family of four. However, Oakland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oakland is a very 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 Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.

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


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