Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2019

Oak Ridge, Tennessee's estimated population is 29,109 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Oak Ridge, Tennessee is the 27th largest city in Tennessee based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 341.36 people/mi² (131.80 people/km²).

The overall median age is 40.7 years, 37.7 years for males, and 42.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 14,167 households in the city, with an average size of 2.35 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%, with a median rent of $755/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $149,000.

The median income for households in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is $50,464, while the mean household income is $74,050.

Oak Ridge Tn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oak Ridge Tn was:

  • White: 83.42%
  • Black or African American: 6.82%
  • Two or more races: 4.54%
  • Asian: 3.34%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(35.9665, -84.2905)
Rank in State27th
StateTennessee
CountyAnderson County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)220.86 (85.27 mi²)
Water Area (km²)12.18 (4.70 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4755120
Density (km²)131.80
Density (mi²)341.36
Area Code(s)865
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201829,109260.09%
201729,0831270.44%
201628,956-25-0.09%
201528,981-5-0.02%
201428,986-140-0.48%
201329,126-55-0.19%
201229,181-77-0.26%
201129,258-55-0.19%
201029,3131,9260.68%
200027,387770.03%
199027,310-352-0.13%
198027,662-657-0.23%
197028,3191,1500.42%
196027,169-3,060-1.06%
195030,229-14,771-3.90%
194045,0000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White24,198
Black or African American1,977
Two or More Races1,316
Asian970
Some Other Race489
American Indian and Alaska Native59

Oak Ridge Tn Population Pyramid 2019

Oak Ridge Tn Median Age

40.7


Total

37.7


Male

42.7


Female

Oak Ridge Tn Adults

There are 22,677 adults, (5,577 of whom are seniors) in Oak Ridge Tn.

Oak Ridge Tn Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Ridge Tn Sex Ratio

Female

15,135

52.17%

Male

13,874

47.83%

Oak Ridge Tn Households and Families

Oak Ridge Tn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oak Ridge Tn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.3%27.7%
All60.1%39.9%
Male52.4%47.6%
Non Family52%48%
Female45.7%54.3%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1992.3560.1
Married5,3403.0772.3
Non Family4,7361.1652
Female1,6573.245.7
Male4663.1752.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oak Ridge Tn Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5342.67%
9th to 12th Grade9694.84%
High School Graduate4,83524.14%
Some College4,31021.52%
Associates Degree1,6528.25%
Bachelors Degree4,04020.17%
Graduate Degree3,68618.41%

Oak Ridge Tn Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,56215,6676,722
Black1,2161,154209
Hispanic1,087603177
Asian755748559
Multiple Races36331036
Other Race341125
Native American593723

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 99.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,097$44,167$26,486
Less Than High School$16,483$22,386$13,375
High School Grad$26,578$29,530$17,467
Some College$29,028$36,000$26,688
Bachelors Degree$42,193$56,838$30,625
Graduate Degree$66,282$76,324$55,903

$32,097

Average Earnings

$44,167

Average Male

$26,486

Average Female

Oak Ridge Tn Language

Oak Ridge Tn Language by Age

Oak Ridge Tn Language

89.87% of Oak Ridge Tn residents speak only English, while 10.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.68% of the population.

Oak Ridge Tn Poverty

Oak Ridge Tn Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,5273,28714.59%
Black1,97142621.61%
Hispanic1,93335618.42%
Multiple1,31622617.17%
Other48912725.97%
Asian970737.53%

15.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.81%

Male Poverty Rate

16.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Ridge Tn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge Tn is Other, with 25.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge Tn is Asian, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.02%
High School20.07%
Some College14.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.92%
Male Unemployed53.31%
Female Employed9.74%
Male Employed7.17%

Oak Ridge Tn Income

Oak Ridge Tn Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,464$74,050
Families$64,338$92,487
Married Families$82,193$111,694
Non Families$29,219$43,052

Oak Ridge Tn Marital Status

Oak Ridge Tn Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Ridge Tn Married by Age and Sex

Oak Ridge Tn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oak Ridge Tn Marital Status by Race

Oak Ridge Tn Veterans

2,546

Number of Veterans

2,253

Male Veterans

293

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam817
First Gulf War510
Second Gulf War414
Korea232
World War II183

Oak Ridge Tn Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,38312.27%
Black1218.67%
Hispanic594.75%
2 or More355.34%
Other71.98%

Oak Ridge Tn Veterans by Education

7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Ridge Tn Employment Status

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Ridge Tn Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.71%

Born in Tennessee

92.55%

Native Born

7.45%

Foreign Born

5.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.55% of Oak Ridge Tn residents were born in the United States, with 49.71% having been born in Tennessee. 5.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.