Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2023

32,023

Oak Ridge is a city located in Anderson County Tennessee. With a 2023 population of 32,023, it is the 26th largest city in Tennessee and the 1436th largest city in the United States.Oak Ridge is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 1.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,402 in 2020. Spanning over 90 miles, Oak Ridge has a population density of 376 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oak Ridge is $79,246 with a poverty rate of 19.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oak Ridge is 39.3 years, 37.1 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Oak Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 80.11%
  • Black or African American: 7.74%
  • Two or more races: 6.68%
  • Asian: 3.09%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Oak Ridge, Tennessee is 32,023 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,402.

Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oak Ridge Population by Race

Oak Ridge Population Pyramid 2023

Oak Ridge Median Age

39.3

Total

37.1

Male

41.3

Female

Oak Ridge Adults

There are 21,979 adults, (5,152 of whom are seniors) in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Ridge Sex Ratio

Female14,89751.15%
Male14,22748.85%

Oak Ridge Population by Age

Oak Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.97

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oak Ridge Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.88%.

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$38,068

Average Earnings

$45,209

Average Male

$32,061

Average Female

Oak Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Ridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oak Ridge Language

90.05% of Oak Ridge residents speak only English, while 9.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.42% of the population.

Oak Ridge Language

Oak Ridge Poverty by Race

rate

19.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.15%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Multiple, with 28.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Other, with 1.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.5%.

Oak Ridge Poverty

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oak Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Ridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oak Ridge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oak Ridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oak Ridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,296

Number of Veterans

2,047

Male Veterans

249

Female Veterans

Oak Ridge Veterans by War

Oak Ridge Veterans by Age

count

Oak Ridge Veterans by Race

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Ridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oak Ridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oak Ridge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.97%

Born in Oak Ridge

85.64%

Native Born

7.1%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

2.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.64% of Oak Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 45.97% having been born in Tennessee. 4.32% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Oak Ridge Population by Year