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 93.79% 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 (16.08%), business and financial occupations (13.36%), and computer science and math (10.87%).

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.

Of important note, Oakton is also a town of artists. Oakton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oakton’s character.

In Oakton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Oakton is a pretty powerful place. 69.83% 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 $56,333, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,332 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 12.37% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakton include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Oakton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.08%).

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