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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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Oakdale is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 27,972. Oakdale is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Oakdale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakdale there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Oakdale and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oakdale are above average.
About Oakdale...
Population
27,972

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,081
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    117.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    298.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,703.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Oakdale

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,525
National
$55,322

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Oakdale Reviews

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I moved to Oakdale about five years ago. Since then, I have gotten to know the community well. The population is diverse, but there is a good sense of community and friendship between neighbors. The local police department actively pursues community outreach rather than against them. The school district is good and pursues public opinion, even of taxpayers with no children in the district. Public lands are well maintained, as are roads and utilities. However, there are limited options for activities aside from parks, due to its proximity to Minneapolis. In addition, the housing market is bad as available housing is expensive. A broader range of stores, restaurants, and other activities, as well as a wider diversity of housing options aside from apartments or large new houses would be helpful.
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Neighbors are relatively kind. It's more diverse than the average suburb, I really enjoyed living next to a nature preserve, an elementary school and trails all around me. Oakdale is on the outskirts of the city so it's not a hard drive. And North St Paul is just around the corner if you want a blast from the past.
Oakdale is a lovely suburban for families or current college students attending century college.plenty of fun things to do check out Marcus theater or pins bowling alley!