Oakton, VA

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Living in Oakton

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 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.

In Oakton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.43 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Oakton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Oakton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.

In addition, Oakton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.37%).

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