The City of Oak Ridge had a population of 29,354 as of July 1, 2015. Oak Ridge ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Oak Ridge is located at latitude 35.9665 and longitude -84.2906 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 85.27 sq. miles and a water area of 4.7 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Oak Ridge are located in Anderson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Roane County.
The City of Oak Ridge (GNIS ID: 2404409) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Ridge: Elza.
|Population in Households||28,872|
|Population in Familes||22,519|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||482|
|Average Household Size||2.26|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||14,686 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,831 (53.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,940 (33.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,914 (13.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$161,891|
|Average Home Value||$209,962|
|Median Household Income||$50,397|
|Average Household Income||$71,146|
|Per Capita Income||$31,108|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.54%|
|Per Capita Income||2.06%|
The table below compares Oak Ridge to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 24||95th|
|Population Density1||# 279||35th|
|Diversity Index2||# 81||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 89||79th|
|Per Capita Income||# 33||93rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.