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Oakdale is a suburb of St. Paul with a population of 27,963. 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
27,963

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,073
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
    46.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    53.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    249.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,085.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    224.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Oakdale

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,511
National
$62,843

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