Oakdale, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Oakdale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale had a population of 23,205 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.7666 and longitude -120.8472 in Stanislaus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakdale 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakdale: Longworth.

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Oakdale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 23,205 (100%)
Population in Households 23,015 (99.2%)
Population in Families 19,495 (84.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 190 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 3,754
Diversity Index2 68
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,601
Average Household Income $84,458
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $29,643
Wealth Index5 84
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 8,409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,039 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,037 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 333 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $325,810
Average Home Value $351,494
Housing Affordability Index3 115
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,076
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 5,831
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.14% 0.92%
Households 1.01% 0.84%
Families 0.95% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   1.34%

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Oakdale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakdale to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 319 79th
Population Density # 348 77th
Median Household Income # 763 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 1064 70th
Per Capita Income # 882 42nd
Diversity Index # 713 53rd

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