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Oakdale
  • Suburb of St. Paul, MN

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
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Oakdale is a suburb of St. Paul with a population of 27,925. Oakdale is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Oakdale offers residents a dense 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.

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About Oakdale...
Population
27,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,900
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    118.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    50.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    53.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    240.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,330.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    260.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Oakdale

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,303
National
$64,994

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