Oak Ridge, North Carolina Population 2020

7,109

Oak Ridge is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,109, it is the 115th largest city in North Carolina and the 3912th largest city in the United States. Oak Ridge is currently growing at a rate of 0.94% annually and its population has increased by 14.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,185 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Oak Ridge has a population density of 432 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oak Ridge is $138,636 with a poverty rate of 3.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,074 per month, and the median house value is $342,700. The median age in Oak Ridge is 43.6 years, 44.8 years for males, and 41.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Oak Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 76.73%
  • Black or African American: 11.30%
  • Asian: 5.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.29%
  • Other race: 2.58%
  • Native American: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oak Ridge, North Carolina is 7,109, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,977.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,185.

Oak Ridge, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,24076.73%
Black or African American77211.30%
Asian3625.30%
Two or More Races2253.29%
Some Other Race1762.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native540.79%

Oak Ridge Population Pyramid 2020

Oak Ridge Median Age

43.6


Total

44.8


Male

41.9


Female

Oak Ridge Adults

There are 4,855 adults, (851 of whom are seniors) in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

3,486

51.05%

Male

3,343

48.95%

Oak Ridge Households and Families

Oak Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oak Ridge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Non Family96.9%3.1%
Married94.3%5.7%
All94.2%5.8%
Female84.9%15.1%

94.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2303.0694.2
Married1,6763.3594.3
Non Family3271.1596.9
Female1523.3684.9
Male754.27100

3.35

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oak Ridge Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade631.40%
9th to 12th Grade631.40%
High School Graduate87519.50%
Some College81618.19%
Associates Degree3277.29%
Bachelors Degree1,49133.23%
Graduate Degree85218.99%

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5513,4781,819
Black418418256
Asian199188179
Hispanic18714513
Other Race858523
Multiple Races555545
Native American54548

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,063$81,446$48,505
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$26,336$$23,289
Some College$54,632$71,610$29,952
Bachelors Degree$80,556$98,079$57,159
Graduate Degree$92,946$116,324$71,094

$69,063

Average Earnings

$81,446

Average Male

$48,505

Average Female

Oak Ridge Language

Oak Ridge Language by Age

Oak Ridge Language

92.58% of Oak Ridge residents speak only English, while 7.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.48% of the population.

Oak Ridge Poverty

Oak Ridge Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,0841242.44%
Black772759.72%
Multiple2254218.67%

3.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.80%

Male Poverty Rate

3.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Multiple, with 18.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is White, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.49%
High School11.09%
Some College6.21%
Bachelors or Greater0.55%
Name Poverty
Male Employed4.11%
Female Employed0.77%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Oak Ridge Income

Oak Ridge Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$124,342$138,636
Families$127,413$150,486
Married Families$134,238-
Non Families$41,510$69,500

Oak Ridge Marital Status

Oak Ridge Marital Status

Marriage Rates

65.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.1%

Male Marriage Rate

64.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Ridge Married by Age and Sex

Oak Ridge 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 Marital Status by Race

Oak Ridge Veterans

502

Number of Veterans

475

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam210
First Gulf War170
Second Gulf War129
World War II17
Korea9
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64191
35 to 54118
65 to 74108
75+85
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White43710.91%
Black398.55%
Hispanic3016.04%
Asian2613.07%

$Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Ridge Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Ridge 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

46.43%

Born in North Carolina

92.80%

Native Born

7.20%

Foreign Born

4.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.80% of Oak Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 46.43% having been born in North Carolina. 4.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,109660.94%
20197,043660.95%
20186,977530.77%
20176,924660.96%
20166,8581712.56%
20156,687661.00%
20146,621901.38%
20136,531931.44%
20126,438691.08%
20116,369711.13%
20106,2982,3104.68%
20003,9880.00%