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 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.

Oakton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.68% 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 (17.27%), computer science and math (13.12%), and business and financial occupations (12.32%).

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: 12.03% 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oakton, the average commute to work is 34.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Oakton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Oakton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 72.59% 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 $68,839, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $275,356 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 12.86% 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 34.19% of the town’s population.

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