Oakland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,936 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oakland is the 70th largest community in Tennessee. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Oakland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Oakland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Oakland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Oakland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $77,439.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oakland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (9.60%), and management occupations (8.14%).
Also of interest is that Oakland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Oakland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oakland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oakland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oakland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Oakland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Oakland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Oakland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.61% of adults in Oakland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oakland in 2018 was $35,781, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,124 for a family of four. However, Oakland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oakland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oakland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oakland include Irish, English, German, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Oakland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Other Indo-European.