Oak Ridge demographics profile

StatisticOak RidgeTennesseeNational
Population density (sq mi)34315391
Median age42.338.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%41%43%
Speak English91%93%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
Oak Ridge, TN has a population of 29,285 and is the 1,462nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 343 per sq mi which is 124% higher than the Tennessee average and 279% higher than the national average. The median age in Oak Ridge is 42 which is approximately 10% higher than the Tennessee average of 39. In Oak Ridge, 57% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 51% of Oak Ridge residents were born in Tennessee, 42% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Oak Ridge is 124% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Oak Ridge is 10% higher than Tennessee.
  • In Oak Ridge 83.52% of the population is White.
  • In Oak Ridge 7.55% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Oak Ridge 3.29% of the population is Asian.

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Oak Ridge population breakdown by race

RaceOak RidgeTennesseeNational
Black or African American7.55%16.81%12.63%
American Indian0.41%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race4.01%2.03%3.06%
Other race1.22%1.38%4.75%
In Oak Ridge, 6.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Oak Ridge, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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