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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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Oakwood is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 9,035. Oakwood is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Oakwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Oakwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oakwood are highly rated.
About Oakwood...
Population
9,035

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Oakwood 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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Oakwood

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,125
National
$55,322
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Oakwood Reviews

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Oakwood is an amazing place to call home. We moved to Oakwood from another highly ranked suburb in Ohio exactly one year ago. Our neighbors have been so welcoming, our son has thrived in their excellent schools, and we have virtually no commute to work. Oakwood's pricing is a bargain compared to other similar neighborhoods across the state and the country. If you want a close-knit neighborhood centered around the schools, with charming houses and tree-lined streets, then welcome home!
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I have lived in Oakwood all of my life and absolutely love the community. Everyone is extremely friendly and outgoing, even just driving around the city many people will wave to you. It is really nice being able to walk just about anywhere and have the ability to meet friends in a matter of minutes. The city itself is very pretty and whenever I talk to someone who doesn't live in Oakwood they are always impressed with the houses and the amount of trees within Oakwood.
Oakwood is a great place to live. It is an upper middle class neighborhood with an amazing high school, a very friendly community, and well-kept parks. One thing that could use some work is Oakwood's diversity.