Oakley is a very small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 1,588 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakley is the 124th largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakley is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakley who work in management occupations (22.44%), teaching (9.23%), and sales jobs (8.35%).
Of important note, Oakley is also a city of artists. Oakley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oakley’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.18% 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.
Oakley 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 city’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, Oakley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Oakley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oakley, the average commute to work is 30.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Oakley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Oakley is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.44% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oakley in 2018 was $29,773, which is upper middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,092 for a family of four. However, Oakley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Oakley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oakley include English, Scottish, Irish, European, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Oakley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.