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Oak Ridge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Ridge is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Anderson County at latitude 35.9665 and longitude -84.2906. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Oak Ridge, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oak Ridge indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Ridge: Elza.

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Oak Ridge, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 29,367
Population in Households 28,885
Population in Familes 22,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 482
Population Density1 345
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 12,793
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,908 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,885 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,868 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $159,218
Average Home Value $207,289


Median Household Income $50,948
Average Household Income $73,064
Per Capita Income $31,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% 0.06%
Households 0.04% 0.07%
Families -0.21% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oak Ridge, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Ridge to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 95th
Population Density1 # 277 36th
Diversity Index2 # 76 82nd
Median Household Income # 66 85th
Per Capita Income # 25 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.