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Oakdale, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale had a population of 28,399 as of July 1, 2018. 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 44.963 and longitude -92.9649 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakdale 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakdale: City of Oakdale.

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Oakdale, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,399
Population in Households 28,258
Population in Familes 22,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 2,606
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $72,702
Average Household Income $90,211
Per Capita Income $36,393


Total Housing Units 11,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,972 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,454 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 477 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $228,478
Average Home Value $241,124


Total Households 11,426
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,335
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.74%
Households 0.55% 0.79%
Families 0.33% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2018 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 # 76 92nd
Median Household Income # 148 84th
Per Capita Income # 157 83rd

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