Oak Ridge, TN

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2022 Population
31,535
1.44% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
1.01% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
0.567% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,152
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$211,700
23.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oak Ridge, TN had a population of 31.5k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $67,152. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oak Ridge, TN grew from 31,087 to 31,535, a 1.44% increase and its median household income grew from $60,542 to $67,152, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oak Ridge, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.4%).

None of the households in Oak Ridge, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Oak Ridge, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Oak Ridge, TN was $211,700, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Oak Ridge, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Oak Ridge, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oak Ridge, TN is home to a population of 31.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.37% of Oak Ridge, TN residents were born outside of the country (2.01k people).

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.4k people) in Oak Ridge, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Oak Ridge, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oak Ridge, TN was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oak Ridge, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.4k ± 506
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 363
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 375
5.59%
Hispanic Population
1.76k people

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.4k people) in Oak Ridge, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.59% of the people in Oak Ridge, TN are hispanic (1.76k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oak Ridge, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people
7.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.45k people

As of 2022, 6.37% of Oak Ridge, TN residents (2.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oak Ridge, TN was 7.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    628 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    554 ± 165
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    402 ± 117

Oak Ridge, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oak Ridge, TN employs 13.3k people. The largest industries in Oak Ridge, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,881 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,674 people), and Retail Trade (1,517 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($140,160), Information ($102,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,404).

Occupations

13.3k
2022 Value
± 859
0.286%
1 Year growth
± 9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oak Ridge, TN grew at a rate of 0.286%, from 13.3k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oak Ridge, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,502 people), Management Occupations (1,207 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,155 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oak Ridge, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.3k
2022 Value
± 859
0.286%
1 Year growth
± 9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oak Ridge, TN grew at a rate of 0.286%, from 13.3k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oak Ridge, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,881 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,674 people), and Retail Trade (1,517 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oak Ridge, TN, though some of these residents may live in Oak Ridge, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,928
Median earning men ± $5,057
$36,672
Median earning women ± $2,542

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,661), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,040), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($103,604), Public Administration ($71,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,327).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oak Ridge, TN was $211,700 in 2022, which is 0.751 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,800 to $211,700, a 23.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Oak Ridge, TN is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oak Ridge, TN have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oak Ridge, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oak Ridge, TN is $67,152. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Oak Ridge, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $107,632, followed by Census Tract 202.01 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $103,906 and $85,833.

Property

$211,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,380
$8,304
Median Property Taxes
±$628

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oak Ridge, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oak Ridge, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.5% of the housing units in Oak Ridge, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 202.01
  3. Census Tract 206

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oak Ridge, TN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $107,632, followed by Census Tract 202.01 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $103,906 and $85,833.

The following map shows all of the places in Oak Ridge, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,152
Median Household Income
± $4,279
13.1k
Number of Households
± 853

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.1k households in Oak Ridge, TN grew to $67,152 from the previous year's value of $60,542.

The following chart displays the households in Oak Ridge, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oak Ridge, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 75.2% of workers in Oak Ridge, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oak Ridge, TN have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Oak Ridge, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oak Ridge, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oak Ridge, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oak Ridge, TN (4.53k out of 30.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oak Ridge, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Oak Ridge, TN has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, TN see 2138 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.03% increase from the previous year (1961 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1337 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 994 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,138 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Anderson County, TN

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, TN see an average of 2,138 patients per year. This represents a 9.03% increase from the previous year (1,961 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Anderson County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.7%
Uninsured
43.8%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oak Ridge, TN declined by 0.602% from 8.75% to 8.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oak Ridge, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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