Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,345 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 $75,316.00.
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 office and administrative support (12.87%), sales jobs (12.67%), and management occupations (10.31%).
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.
Oakland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oakland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Oakland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.39 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 population of Oakland 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 Oakland, 22.94% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2018 was $37,353, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,412 for a family of four.
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, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Other Indo-European.