Oak Ridge, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Oak Ridge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Ridge had a population of 29,885 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

The City of Oak Ridge is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anderson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Ridge: Elza.

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Oak Ridge, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,885
Population in Households 29,402
Population in Familes 23,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 483
Population Density2 351
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $54,541
Average Household Income $78,682
Per Capita Income $34,396


Total Housing Units 14,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,661 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,232 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,917 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $174,169
Average Home Value $210,847


Total Households 12,893
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 7,862
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.26%
Households 0.11% 0.2%
Families -0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Oak Ridge, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Ridge to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 26 94th
Population Density # 276 36th
Diversity Index # 74 83rd
Median Household Income # 72 83rd
Per Capita Income # 28 94th

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