Oakton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 36,732 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Oakton is the 30th 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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Oakton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.94 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. 73.90% 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 2018 was $70,548, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $282,192 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 13.90% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oakton include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Oakton's cultural character, accounting for 32.59% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Oakton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.