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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Oakdale is a town in California with a population of 22,256. Oakdale is in Stanislaus County. Living in Oakdale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Oakdale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oakdale are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$263,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Oakdale Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    454.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,747.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    358.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Oakdale

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,500
National
$55,322
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Oakdale Reviews

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I love this town! I've lived here my whole life. Here in Oakdale, we have a diverse yet close-knit community. Our Public Schools are great and being a one high school town we have tremendous support from the community. I will admit the nightlife is average but we have our fair share of bars and other amenities. Being a small country community we are perfectly situated between the city of Modesto and we are the gateway to the mountains so you have an adventure on either side. The river, rodeo, knights ferry, and of course football games can aid in your entertainment. We have low levels of crime and the conservative-leaning town keeps it quite. Jobs can be found and if your looking for a place to raise a family you've found it.
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Oakdale is a pretty quiet town known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” The population is around 21,000 so the place is fairly small but it’s also a place where everyone knows each other. You’ll often run into someone you know at the store, restaurants, or our handful of annual festivals/events (like the Chocolate Festival or the Rodeo). There are several preschools, 4 elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. We are on the way to Yosemite so we experience some traffic downtown on the weekends and the holidays. Quite a few people live on the outskirts of town on their own ranch or orchard, since we are agriculture-oriented. If you’re wondering about the political leaning here, most people are conservative.
I have grown up in Oakdale. It has grown a lot in the past ten years. Overall my experience has been pretty good. I love the football town. I enjoy that you can talk to everyone and they are always friendly.

Like every town it has its downfalls. There has been an increase in crime in the past couple of years. I would like to see that disappear. But overall, not a terrible experience. 4 stars!