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 93.56% 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 (18.54%), business and financial occupations (12.19%), and computer science and math (10.68%).

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 34.41 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Oakton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Oakton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Oakton is a pretty powerful place. 70.72% of the adults in Oakton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Oakton in 2010 was $59,731, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,924 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 11.97% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Oakton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.12%.

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