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Oak Ridge
  • Suburb of Knoxville, TN

Report Card

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 minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Oak Ridge is a suburb of Knoxville with a population of 31,535. 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.

About

About Oak Ridge...
Population
31,535

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Oak Ridge Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    260.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    9.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    161.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,491.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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