This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Oak Ridge has a very low population density. Oak Ridge is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Oak Ridge, TN is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Oak Ridge has a population density of 323, with 27,628 current residents.
Out of the 27,628 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 60% of the residents are married and 40% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 55% Rain
- 10% Snow
58°F average temperature
- 48 years Median home age
- $96,720 Median home price
- -5.63% Home appreciation rate
- 8.83% Annual property tax
As for living in Oak Ridge, the air quality is 35% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 55% rainy, and 10% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Oak Ridge, you should know that 62.2% of homes are owned while 28% of homes are rented, and 9.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $96,720, the median age of homes is 48 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.63% and the annual property tax is 8.83%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Oak Ridge, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Oak Ridge’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Oak Ridge is 46 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 36.10% Democratic, 62.32% Republican, and 1.58% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
19%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Oak Ridge, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.30% of residents are unemployed in Oak Ridge (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Oak Ridge residents: 14.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 33.60% are in the arts and sciences field, 13% are in the customer service field, 25% are in the sales field, 0.05% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.74%, 6.38% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.37% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 18.63% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Oak Ridge, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Oak Ridge have a few different options. 87% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.