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Oakdale, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale had a population of 28,344 as of July 1, 2017. Oakdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakdale is located at latitude 44.9875 and longitude -92.9636 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Oakdale (GNIS ID: 2395287) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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: City of Oakdale.

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


Total Population 28,344
Daytime Population: Workers 11,007
Daytime Population: Residents 12,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,652
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 28,191
Population in Familes 22,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density2 2,601
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $70,561
Average Household Income $86,542
Per Capita Income $34,915


Total Housing Units 11,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,663 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,736 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 481 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $216,425
Average Home Value $226,942


Total Households 11,399
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,358
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 0.51% 0.72%
Households 0.59% 0.78%
Families 0.42% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Oakdale, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakdale to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 32 97th
Population Density # 41 96th
Diversity Index # 73 92nd
Median Household Income # 142 84th
Per Capita Income # 159 83rd

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