Oakton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 36,732 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Oakton is the 29th largest community in Virginia.
Oakton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Oakton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Oakton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oakton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakton who work in management occupations (16.92%), business and financial occupations (13.31%), and computer science and math (11.03%).
Also of interest is that Oakton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Oakton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.43 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Oakton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Oakton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Oakton. 71.40% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Oakton in 2018 was $64,115, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $256,460 for a family of four.
Oakton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oakton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Oakton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakton include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Oakton's cultural character, accounting for 33.37% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Oakton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.