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Oakdale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale had a population of 21,653 as of July 1, 2016. Oakdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakdale is located at latitude 37.7617 and longitude -120.8464 in Stanislaus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 157 feet.

The City of Oakdale (GNIS ID: 2411291) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oakdale is located within Oakdale CCD of Stanislaus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakdale: Longworth.

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Oakdale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,653
Population in Households 21,470
Population in Familes 18,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density1 3,582
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 7,577
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,485
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,569 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,008 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $263,294
Average Home Value $286,751


Median Household Income $59,300
Average Household Income $73,705
Per Capita Income $26,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.84%
Households 0.62% 0.76%
Families 0.56% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oakdale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakdale to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 329 78th
Population Density1 # 362 76th
Diversity Index2 # 737 51st
Median Household Income # 640 58th
Per Capita Income # 847 44th

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