Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2024

33,775

Oak Ridge is a city located in Anderson County, Knox County, Morgan County, and Roane County Tennessee. Oak Ridge has a 2024 population of 33,775. Oak Ridge is currently growing at a rate of 1.75% annually and its population has increased by 7.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,453 in 2020.

The average household income in Oak Ridge is $88,036 with a poverty rate of 14.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oak Ridge is 39.9 years, 37.9 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Oak Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 82.08%
  • Two or more races: 6.79%
  • Black or African American: 6.46%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
85.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
396.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.38% (2,322)
The current population of Oak Ridge, Tennessee is 33,775 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,453.

Oak Ridge, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,88582.08%
Two or more races2,1426.79%
Black or African American2,0386.46%
Asian7612.41%
Other race5591.77%
Native American1030.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander470.15%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oak Ridge Population by Race

Oak Ridge Population Pyramid 2024

Oak Ridge Median Age

39.9

Total

37.9

Male

41.8

Female

Oak Ridge Adults

There are 23,871 adults, (5,853 of whom are seniors) in Oak Ridge.

Oak Ridge Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Ridge Sex Ratio

Female16,26851.59%
Male15,26748.41%

Oak Ridge Population by Age

Oak Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,0712.3863.536.5
Married5,9513.0681.418.6
Non Family5,0181.2149.450.6
Female1,5763.344.755.3
Male5263.1452.547.5

3.02

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oak Ridge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6252.87%
9th to 12th Grade1,0094.64%
High School Graduate4,92022.62%
Some College5,06423.29%
Associates Degree1,8948.71%
Bachelors Degree4,36120.05%
Graduate Degree3,87417.81%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White17,93216,9377,171
Black1,5611,389331
2+ Races1,048786166
Hispanic926531120
Asian526513455
Other Race43629952
Native American57313
Islander11110

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 86.5%.

Oak Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,009$53,542$35,814
Less Than 9th Grade$33,700$37,671$30,375
High School Graduate$37,002$41,900$32,610
Some College$40,851$51,456$28,672
Bachelors Degree$53,350$71,875$42,188
Graduate Degree$74,073$87,407$58,750

$45,009

Average Earnings

$53,542

Average Male

$35,814

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

91.71% of Oak Ridge residents speak only English, while 8.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.16% of the population.

Oak Ridge Language

Oak Ridge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24,8583,43213.81%
Black2,02348123.78%
Multiple2,05131515.36%
Hispanic1,74722913.11%
Asian7618010.51%
Native1003535%
Other559152.68%

14.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.09%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Native, with 35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Ridge is Other, with 2.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.91%.

Oak Ridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.72%
Some College14.47%
High School14.2%
Bachelors or Greater5%

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.75%
Male Unemployed23.76%
Female Employed8.74%
Male Employed5.55%

Oak Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$67,152$88,036
Families$81,784$103,982
Married Families$98,793$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,568$58,597

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oak Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

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

2,487

Number of Veterans

2,196

Male Veterans

291

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam674
First Gulf War664
Second Gulf War554
Korea168
World War II42

Oak Ridge Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54734
65 to 74587
75+505
55 to 64500
18 to 34161

Oak Ridge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,18811.1%
Black22813.34%
2+ Races524.16%
Hispanic262.33%
Other Race163.11%
Native American35%

Oak Ridge Veterans by Race

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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

47.96%

Born in Oak Ridge

93.63%

Native Born

6.37%

Foreign Born

2.83%

Non Citizen

3.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.63% of Oak Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 47.96% having been born in Tennessee. 2.83% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202936,6775801.61%
202836,0975811.64%
202735,5165801.66%
202634,9365811.69%
202534,3555801.72%
202433,7755811.75%
202333,1945801.78%
202232,6147772.44%
202131,8373841.22%
202031,4532,2837.83%
201929,1701000.34%
201829,070170.06%
201729,0531000.35%
201628,953-33-0.11%
201528,986-13-0.04%
201428,999-138-0.47%
201329,137-54-0.18%
201229,191-74-0.25%
201129,265-49-0.17%
201029,3141,9277.04%
200027,387770.28%
199027,310-352-1.27%
198027,662-657-2.32%
197028,3191,1504.23%
196027,169-3,060-10.12%
195030,229-14,771-32.82%
194045,00000%
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Oak Ridge Population by Year