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Oak Ridge
  • Suburb of Knoxville, TN

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Oak Ridge is a suburb of Knoxville with a population of 29,037. Oak Ridge is in Anderson County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Oak Ridge offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Oak Ridge and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oak Ridge are highly rated.

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About Oak Ridge...
Population
29,037

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$806
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    278.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    75.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    30.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    333.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,798.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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