Oak Ridge, North Carolina Population 2021

7,231
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Oak Ridge is a city located in Guilford County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,231, it is the 113th largest city in North Carolina and the 3886th largest city in the United States . Oak Ridge is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 16.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,185 in 2010. Oak Ridge reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 17 miles, Oak Ridge has a population density of 440 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oak Ridge is $146,764 with a poverty rate of 4.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,059 per month, and the median house value is $383,300. The median age in Oak Ridge is 43.7 years, 45.2 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Oak Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 73.13%
  • Black or African American: 11.85%
  • Asian: 8.14%
  • Two or more races: 3.85%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Native American: 1.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oak Ridge, North Carolina is 7,231 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,049.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,185.

Oak Ridge, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,04773.13%
Black or African American81811.85%
Asian5628.14%
Two or More Races2663.85%
Some Other Race1181.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native901.30%
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Oak Ridge Population by Race

Oak Ridge Population Pyramid $2021

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Oak Ridge Median Age

43.7


Total

45.2


Male

42.3


Female

Oak Ridge Adults

There are 4,879 adults, (948 of whom are seniors) in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

3,492

50.60%

Male

3,409

49.40%

Oak Ridge Population by Age

Oak Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oak Ridge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.4%5.6%
All95.6%4.4%
Male100%0%
Female100%0%
Non Family100%0%

95.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oak Ridge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2753.0395.6
Married1,7883.2594.4
Non Family3061.14100
Female1073.39100
Male745.04100

3.28

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

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Oak Ridge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade611.31%
9th to 12th Grade460.99%
High School Graduate93320.07%
Some College98221.13%
Associates Degree2906.24%
Bachelors Degree1,41030.34%
Graduate Degree92619.92%
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Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,5823,5361,774
Black441441275
Asian315285223
Hispanic15512413
Native American90908
2+ Races656543
Other Race5252

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 70.79%.

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,375$82,400$50,699
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$26,250$30,208$13,750
Some College$56,216$74,077$31,563
Bachelors Degree$93,988$101,802$63,594
Graduate Degree$98,250$122,639$64,609

$69,375

Average Earnings

$82,400

Average Male

$50,699

Average Female

Oak Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Ridge Language by Age

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Oak Ridge Language

90.17% of Oak Ridge residents speak only English, while 9.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.38% of the population.

Oak Ridge Language

Oak Ridge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,9131342.73%
Black8189511.61%
Multiple2666624.81%

4.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.81%

Male Poverty Rate

3.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Multiple, with 24.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is White, with 2.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.74%.

Oak Ridge Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.33%
Less Than 9th Grade8.41%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater0.51%

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.04%
Female Employed1.67%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Ridge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$127,578$146,764
Families$130,956$158,674
Married Families$136,415-
Non Families$40,417$69,900
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Income by Household Type

Oak Ridge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

69.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.5%

Male Marriage Rate

69.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Ridge Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Oak Ridge Marital Status

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443

Number of Veterans

426

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam246
First Gulf War140
Second Gulf War129
World War II17
Korea

Oak Ridge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64163
65 to 74136
35 to 5485
75+59
18 to 34

Oak Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3789.75%
Black418.54%
Asian247.62%
Hispanic2214.19%

Oak Ridge Veterans by Race

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Ridge Employment by Age

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Oak Ridge Employment by Race

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Oak Ridge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.30%

Born in Oak Ridge

91.90%

Native Born

8.10%

Foreign Born

4.49%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.90% of Oak Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 47.30% having been born in North Carolina. 4.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oak Ridge Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,231911.27%
20207,140911.29%
20197,049911.31%
20186,958410.59%
20176,917550.80%
20166,8621652.46%
20156,697620.93%
20146,635901.38%
20136,545931.44%
20126,452661.03%
20116,386711.12%
20106,3152,3274.70%
20003,9880.00%

Oak Ridge Population by Year