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The City of Oak Ridge had a population of 30,898 as of July 1, 2021. 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 36.0104 and longitude -84.2696 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Ridge 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Ridge: Elza.
|Total Population||30,898 (100%)|
|Population in Households||30,384 (98.3%)|
|Population in Families||23,516 (76.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||514 ( 1.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,536|
|Average Household Income||$77,224|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,335|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||15,253 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,359 (54.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,977 (32.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,917 (12.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$178,323|
|Average Home Value||$213,956|
|Housing Affordability Index3||167|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.46%|
|Per Capita Income||2.21%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.59%|
The table below compares Oak Ridge to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 26||94th|
|Population Density||# 278||35th|
|Median Household Income||# 156||64th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 158||37th|
|Per Capita Income||# 51||88th|
|Diversity Index||# 77||82nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.