Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2021

29,384
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Oak Ridge is a city located in Anderson County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 29,384, it is the 27th largest city in Tennessee and the 1314th largest city in the United States . Oak Ridge is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,330 in 2010. Oak Ridge reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 90 miles, Oak Ridge has a population density of 345 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oak Ridge is $79,246 with a poverty rate of 15.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $806 per month, and the median house value is $155,800. The median age in Oak Ridge is 41.3 years, 38.7 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Oak Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 82.57%
  • Black or African American: 6.69%
  • Two or more races: 4.96%
  • Asian: 3.01%
  • Other race: 2.16%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Oak Ridge, Tennessee is 29,384 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,156.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,330.

Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,97782.57%
Black or African American1,9426.69%
Two or More Races1,4394.96%
Asian8753.01%
Some Other Race6282.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native1440.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.11%
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Oak Ridge Population by Race

Oak Ridge Population Pyramid $2021

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Oak Ridge Median Age

41.3


Total

38.7


Male

43.5


Female

Oak Ridge Adults

There are 22,575 adults, (5,631 of whom are seniors) in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Ridge Sex Ratio

Female

14,832

51.08%

Male

14,205

48.92%

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
Female51.5%48.5%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male59.3%40.7%
All62.7%37.3%
Married74.7%25.3%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oak Ridge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0082.3962.7
Married5,3843.0274.7
Non Family4,3671.1752.6
Female1,7093.2451.5
Male5483.2959.3

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Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Oak Ridge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4702.30%
9th to 12th Grade1,1625.70%
High School Graduate4,87723.92%
Some College4,34021.28%
Associates Degree1,7838.74%
Bachelors Degree3,92119.23%
Graduate Degree3,83818.82%
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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
White16,88215,8766,711
Black1,4811,336287
Hispanic959571193
Asian682675518
Other Race437161
2+ Races31126341
Native American127539
Islander1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.95%.

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,019$43,401$30,519
Less Than 9th Grade$19,093$25,341$12,138
High School Graduate$29,971$32,133$23,918
Some College$31,631$35,250$30,168
Bachelors Degree$50,913$60,081$39,805
Graduate Degree$67,580$73,449$57,031

$36,019

Average Earnings

$43,401

Average Male

$30,519

Average Female

Oak Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Ridge Language by Age

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Oak Ridge Language

90.60% of Oak Ridge residents speak only English, while 9.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.87% of the population.

Oak Ridge Language

Oak Ridge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,7883,20514.06%
Multiple1,43943630.30%
Hispanic1,70138822.81%
Black1,92334517.94%
Other62815725.00%
Asian875819.26%
Native1422416.90%

15.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.82%

Male Poverty Rate

17.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Multiple, with 30.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Asian, with 9.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.90%.

Oak Ridge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.82%
High School17.86%
Some College17.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.73%
Male Unemployed53.24%
Female Employed10.16%
Male Employed6.69%

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Ridge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,230$79,246
Families$68,544$96,546
Married Families$87,479-
Non Families$32,219$45,918
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Income by Household Type

Oak Ridge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

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 55-64.

Oak Ridge Marital Status by Race

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Oak Ridge Marital Status

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2,482

Number of Veterans

2,213

Male Veterans

269

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam797
Second Gulf War534
First Gulf War470
World War II189
Korea160

Oak Ridge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74764
35 to 54628
75+557
55 to 64324
18 to 34209

Oak Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,29912.04%
Black1429.24%
Hispanic736.55%
2+ Races396.40%
Native American21.39%

Oak Ridge Veterans by Race

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

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6.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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49.54%

Born in Oak Ridge

92.49%

Native Born

7.51%

Foreign Born

4.71%

Non Citizen

2.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.49% of Oak Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 49.54% having been born in Tennessee. 4.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oak Ridge Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,3841140.39%
202029,2701140.39%
201929,1561140.39%
201829,042150.05%
201729,027960.33%
201628,931-34-0.12%
201528,965-16-0.06%
201428,981-142-0.49%
201329,123-57-0.20%
201229,180-80-0.27%
201129,260-52-0.18%
201029,3121,9250.68%
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%

Oak Ridge Population by Year