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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Oakton is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 37,166. Oakton is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Oakton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oakton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oakton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$604,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,856
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Oakton 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Oakton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,193
National
$55,322
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Oakton Reviews

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As a teenager who lives in Oakton, getting around is dependent on driving other public transportation. Other than that, the shopping centers are always looking for afterschool help and always accept highschoolers to work for them. Having Tysons and Fair Oaks Mall close by is super nice!
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Oakton Virginia is an upscale, neighborly community with beautiful sights and a is perfect location close by to all things imaginable. With a quick 30 minute drive you can be in our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. For a 20 minute drive you can be in-- Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna, Great Falls, Centreville, Gainsville, Herndon, Sterling, Annandale, Loudoun county and many more. This makes for an easy, convenient, and beautiful drive wherever you go. My family has lived here my entire life and I was blessed with a joyful childhood growing up in Oakton, Virginia.
I love living in Oakton, Virginia. I have lived here for almost my entire life and it has been great. It is very diverse and is the perfect mix of urban and suburban with plenty of shopping malls and town centers around the Fairfax County area.