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A+ Oakdale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Oakdale Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% lower than California
11313% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oakdale cost of living
B+ Oakdale Crime Total crime is 8% lower than California
Total crime
2,6962% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 382% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-34%Year over year crime is down
Oakdale crime
F Oakdale Employment Household income is 19% lower than California
Median household income
$51,6547% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,48318% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%72% higher than the US average
Oakdale employment
C- Oakdale Housing Home value is 39% lower than California
Median home value
$251,10036% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9371% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Oakdale real estate or Oakdale rentals
F Oakdale Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
32%34% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
25:159% higher than the US average
Oakdale K-12 schools

Living in Oakdale, CA

Located in the state of California, Oakdale is a moderately-sized city with a population of 21,796 inhabitants. In Oakdale, there are 3,526 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Oakdale is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Oakdale are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 18% of the population also speak Spanish.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Oakdale is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Oakdale and in the areas around Oakdale is a much easier task.

Oakdale, CA receives 67 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #501 in California and #14,109 in the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Oakdale ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). On a less positive note, Oakdale does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Oakdale on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Oakdale has a violent crime rate of 135 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Oakdale is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Oakdale come in at $251,100, which is 38.7% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Oakdale, the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 23.4% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Oakdale were 7.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10%.

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Making the Most of Your Time in Oakdale, CA

Oakdale has a lot of perks: the weather is great, the food is phenomenal and there are lots of attractions that help you learn more about the area.

If you want to take a tour while tasting some great samples and getting meal ideas, visit Oakdale Cheese and Specialties, which offers one-of-a-kind foods that help you plan your next meal. After your tasty tour, you can pay a visit to the Cowboy Museum, which provides insight into the history of cowboy culture in the area.

You can also get a great bite to eat at HB Saloon, which serves traditional bar fare. Teh Sierra Railroad Diner Train is another unique dining experience in the city, and the food is delicious. Attractions like Woodward Reservoir are great for spending time in the fresh air and taking in the beauty of the Oakdale natural landscape, and you can also visit Namaste Rafting Adventures where you can enjoy rafting and tubing activities.
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