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Oakdale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale had a population of 22,288 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakdale: Longworth.

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Oakdale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,288
Daytime Population: Workers 8,894
Daytime Population: Residents 12,930
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,824
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 22,098
Population in Familes 18,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 3,687
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $61,031
Average Household Income $76,716
Per Capita Income $27,298


Total Housing Units 8,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,715 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,067 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $292,121
Average Home Value $315,440


Total Households 7,783
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 5,631
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.04% 0.96%
Households 0.91% 0.89%
Families 0.84% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 2017 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 Density # 354 77th
Diversity Index # 728 52nd
Median Household Income # 639 58th
Per Capita Income # 850 44th

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