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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 21,796. Oakdale is in Stanislaus County. Living in Oakdale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakdale there are a lot of parks. 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
$251,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Oakdale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    146
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    563
    500
  • Theft
    2,135
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    350
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,654
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Oakdale Reviews

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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!
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Oakdale is beautiful little town unlike any I have seen before. Although its small size can limit nightlife and job opportunities, it is a peaceful, tight-knit community perfect for raising a family. The public school is gorgeous, maintains an atmosphere of school spirit, and has a great football team. Teens go to the public skate park is which always kept clean and visible even at night. For adults Oakdale does not lack for fun events. Nicknamed the "Cowboy Capital of the west" there is an upcoming rodeo which it holds every spring, which is followed by a yearly chocolate festival. Oakdale is also located nearby many camping, hiking, and other outdoor opportunities for its residents to take advantage of. Tourists from all over the world stop by our local Raley's on their way to Yosemite national park.
Oakdale is a quiet little town without a lot of stray animals running around and sirens going off every 5 minutes but it's not perfect. Rent is expensive and if you ever get a ticket from animal control, you better pay it or it's going on your water bill.