Oakton, VA
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Oakton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 35,925 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 94.03% 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 (16.45%), business and financial occupations (11.25%), and computer science and math (9.40%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oakton, the average commute to work is 34.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Oakton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Oakton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Oakton. 68.44% 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 2010 was $55,333, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,332 for a family of four. However, Oakton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 14.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakton include German, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Oakton's cultural character, accounting for 33.14% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Oakton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.