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Population in 2012: 29,320 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 

Males: 14,015  (47.8%)
Females: 15,305  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37830.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,055 (it was $41,950 in 2000)
Oak Ridge:

$46,055
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,433

Oak Ridge city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $152,945 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Oak Ridge:

$152,945
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,050; Detached houses: $177,247; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,893; In 2-unit structures: $89,071; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,455

Median gross rent in 2012: $699.

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  • White alone - 23,586 (80.7%)
  • Black alone - 2,614 (8.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,302 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 851 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 791 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 22 (0.08%)

Races in Oak Ridge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oak Ridge: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (14.1%), German (13.5%), English (11.5%), Irish (9.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1962

Elevation: 875 feet

Land area: 85.5 square miles.

Population density: 343 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Oak Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Ridge city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

1,931 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

This city:  6.6%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oak Ridge to the number of sex offenders is 1,128 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,476 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,493 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (19.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (138.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oliver Springs, TN (2.1 miles ), Walden Ridge, TN (2.1 miles) , Hardin Valley, TN (2.7 miles) , Coalfield, TN (3.1 miles) , Farragut, TN (3.2 miles ), Concord, TN (3.3 miles) , Karns, TN (3.4 miles) , Petros, TN (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 46 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2002: 46 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $267,700
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.99 N, Longitude: 84.29 W

Oak Ridge nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): America's Secret City, The Atomic City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,496 (+66.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,185 (63.8%)

Area code: 865

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Crime rates in Oak Ridge by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1301111400121
per 100,000 3.610.90.03.63.63.63.614.40.00.03.66.83.4
Rapes 871718121117911168158
per 100,000 28.825.360.965.643.539.961.532.539.957.728.950.727.0
Robberies 31294841495135373436312421
per 100,000 111.5105.0172.0149.4177.4184.9126.6133.7123.5129.9111.881.171.0
Assaults 767010010310910695967868939651
per 100,000 273.5253.3358.3375.4394.7384.3343.7346.8283.2245.3335.4324.4172.3
Burglaries 205241326337385383347334443407365258212
per 100,000 737.6872.21168.21228.31394.21388.41255.21206.61608.61468.41316.4871.8716.4
Thefts 1,2001,1381,2981,2111,3581,3501,1591,009979894825868752
per 100,000 4317.64118.64651.24413.74917.64894.04192.63645.03554.83225.32975.32932.92541.1
Auto thefts 646579124132147109678259422862
per 100,000 230.3235.2283.1451.9478.0532.9394.3242.0297.7212.9151.594.6209.5
Arson 7128412661296435
per 100,000 25.243.428.714.643.521.821.743.332.721.614.410.116.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 337.1344.2431.6446.5472.9473.2420.2386.4377.3357.5330.6307.2235.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oak Ridge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 75 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+0.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Oak Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Oak Ridge city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/10/2002, a category F3 tornado 10.1 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people and caused $970,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from Oak Ridge center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from Oak Ridge center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Megan Fox - Actress, Adam Wingard - Film director, Burwell B. Bell III - Army general, Doug Martin (American football coach) - Football coach, Elaine Hendrix - Actress, George Holz - Photographer, Gore Verbinski - Film director, Sarah Monette - Short story writer, Marc Handley Andrus - Religious leader, William Shepherd - astronaut.

Main business address for: IPIX CORP (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Oak Ridge:

  • FMC OAK RIDGE (Dialysis Facility, 650 BRIARCLIFF AVENUE)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CTR HOME HEALTH SVCS (Home Health Center, 183 LAFAYETTE DR)
  • PROCARE OF OAK RIDGE INC (Home Health Center, 301 BROADWAY AVENUE)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER OF OAK RIDGE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 990 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE BOX 529)
  • RIDGEVIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AND CENTER (Hospital, 240 W TYRONE RD)
  • VALLEY RIDGE HOSPICE (Hospital, 710 S ILLINOIS AV BOX 822)
  • BRIARCLIFF HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 100 ELMHURST DR)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, OAK RIDGE (Nursing Home, 300 LABORATORY RD)
  • OAK RIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 100 LAMBUTH RD)

Political contributions by individuals in Oak Ridge, TN

Local government website: orserv01.ci.oak-ridge.tn.us/oakridge.htm

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Ridge:

  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 8 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,478)
  • Roane State Community College (about 20 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)
  • The University of Tennessee (about 21 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 26,308)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 54 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Walters State Community College (about 60 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 64 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Lee University (about 66 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)

Public high school in Oak Ridge:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oak Ridge:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oak Ridge:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 323 VERMONT AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF OAK RIDGE (Students: 21; Location: 728 EMORY VALLEY RD#24; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Oak Ridge: United States Atomic Energy Commission (A), University of Tennessee Arboretum (B), South Hills Golf Club (C), Oak Ridge Municipal Marina (D), Lupton Cross Roads (E), South Hills Golf Course (F), Jackson Plaza Shopping Cneter (G), Grove Center (H), Downtown Shopping Cneter (I), Clinch River Industrial Park (J), Oak Ridge Golf and Country Club (K), Wheat (L), Y - 12 Fire Department (M), Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fire Department (N), City of Oak Ridge Fire Department Station 1 (O), City of Oak Ridge Fire Department Station 2 (P), City of Oak Ridge Fire Department Station 3 (Q), City of Oak Ridge Fire Department Station 4 (R), Atomic Energy Museum (S), Oak Ridge Civic Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Woodland Shopping Center (1), Ridge Way Shopping Center (2), Pine Valley Shopping Center (3), Oak Ridge Shopping Center (4), Jefferson Shopping Center (5), Jackson Square Shopping Center (6), Hecks Shopping Center (7), Grove Shopping Center (8), Four Oaks Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oak Ridge include: Glenwood Baptist Church (A), George Jones Memorial Church (B), Oak Valley Baptist Church (C), Church of God (D), Faith Lutheran Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Church of God (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hutcheson Cemetery (1), Thacker Cemetery (2), Scott Cemetery (3), Welcher Cemetery (4), Key Cemetery (5), Kirby Cemetery (6), Worthington Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Whiteoak Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whiteoak Creek (A), Grassy Creek (B), Braden Branch (C), Scarboro Creek (D), Poplar Creek (E), Bearden Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), Pinhook Branch (H), Walker Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oak Ridge include: Lasalle Park (1), Haw Ridge Park (2), Chestnut Ridge Park (3), Carbide Park (4), A K Bissell Park (5), Oak Ridge Municipal Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: American Museum of Science & Energy (300 South Tulane Avenue) (1), Children's Museum of Oak Ridge (461 West Outer Drive) (2), Oak Ridge Art Center (Museums; 201 Badger Road) (3), Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau (302 South Tulane Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Garden Plaza (215 South Illinois Avenue) (1), Comfort Inn Oak Ridge (433 South Rutgers Avenue) (2), Double Tree Hotel (215 South Illinois Avenue) (3), Econo Lodge Oak Ridge (1590 Oak Ridge Turn Pike) (4), Cedarbrook Apartments (101 Gates Drive Ofc) (5), Continuum Courtyards of Oak Ridge (209 Gum Hollow Road) (6), Hampton Inn Oak Ridge (208 South Illinois Avenue) (7), Jameson Inn Oak Ridge (Sj) (216 South Rutgers Avenue) (8), Jameson Inn (216 South Rutgers Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Oak Ridge City - City Court (200 South Tulane Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 PM10 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.6. This is about average.
City:

36.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.32. This is better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.32
U.S.:

3.08
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 10.3. This is significantly better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

14.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.7
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0157
U.S.:

0.0222

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oak Ridge and their reported violations in the past:

OAK RIDGE DEPT OF PUBLIC WORKS (Population served: 29981, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.1%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 52.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oak Ridge, TN

People in group quarters in Oak Ridge in 2010:

  • 218 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 152 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 65 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Oak Ridge in 2000:

  • 271 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Oak Ridge compared to Tennessee state average:

Oak Ridge, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Oak Ridge (2011 data):

  • TNBANK: Jackson Square Branch at 900 Oak Ridge Turnpike, branch established on 1995/07/05; Tnbank at 401 South Illinois Avenue, branch established on 1995/05/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $181.6 mil, Deposits: $144.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee Valley Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Oak Ridge Branch at 1188 Oak Ridge Turnpike, branch established on 1969/11/24; Oak Ridge Mm Branch 894 at 380 South Illinois Avenue, branch established on 1993/06/06. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • The Citizens National Bank of Athens: Oak Ridge Branch at 21 Jefferson Avenue, branch established on 2006/07/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.9 mil, Deposits: $464.3 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens First Bank: Oak Ridge Branch at 1298 Oak Ridge Turnpike, branch established on 2008/08/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.8 mil, Deposits: $139.4 mil, headquarters in Wartburg, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Cfb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Home Federal Bank of Tennessee: Oak Ridge Branch at 1125 Oak Ridge Turnpike, branch established on 1936/06/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,047.7 mil, Deposits: $1,646.0 mil, headquarters in Knoxville, TN, positive income, 23 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Oak Ridge Branch at 101 N Rutgers Ave, branch established on 1958/08/18. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Oak Ridge Main Branch at 795 Main Street West, branch established on 1953/06/08. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oak Ridge, Tennessee:

  • Staybridge Suites, 420 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 298-0050, Fax: (865) 298-0051
  • Doubletree By Hilton Oak Ridge - Knoxville, 215 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 481-2468, Fax: (865) 481-2474
  • Comfort Inn, 433 S Rutgers Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 481-8200, Fax: (865) 483-6142
  • Days Inn, 206 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 483-5615, Fax: (865) 483-5615
  • Hampton Inn Oak Ridge, 208 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 483-5615, Fax: (865) 482-7493
  • Econo Lodge, 1590 Oak Ridge Tpke, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 483-1200, Fax: (865) 482-9834
  • Holiday Inn Express Oak Ridge, 114 Tulsa Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 298-1990, Fax: (865) 298-1991
  • Quality Inn Oak Ridge, 216 S Rutgers Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 , Phone: (865) 483-6809, Fax: (865) 483-8435
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oak Ridge travel time to work - commute


Oak Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oak Ridge city (based on Anderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.69%
Here73.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of Christ
Adherents64.2%10.7%6.6%3.0%2.4%
Congregations50.0%13.6%2.5%2.5%6.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.0%1.2%1.2%1.2%7.6%
Congregations1.7%3.4%1.7%0.8%16.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Anderson County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Anderson County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Anderson County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

28.6%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 28$107,694$46,1551$951
Other Government Administration 12$67,387$67,3870$0
Judicial and Legal 5$21,028$50,4671$2,079
Police Protection - Officers 56$219,975$47,1380$0
Police - Other 14$47,060$40,3371$851
Firefighters 40$179,500$53,8500$0
Fire - Other 1$2,906$34,8720$0
Streets and Highways 53$176,049$39,8600$0
Sewerage 19$67,682$42,7470$0
Parks and Recreation 22$69,947$38,15326$13,306
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$44,078$48,0850$0
Water Supply 11$36,983$40,3450$0
Electric Power 33$141,993$51,6340$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 511$1,979,512$46,486178$161,670
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 126$381,580$36,34141$43,898
Local Libraries 12$42,047$42,04713$13,701
Other and Unallocable 4$11,931$35,7930$0
Totals for Government 958$3,597,352$45,061261$236,456

Oak Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $16,509,000 ($563.06)
    Electric Utilities: $3,102,000 ($105.80)
    Sewerage: $1,765,000 ($60.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,504,000 ($51.30)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $131,000 ($4.47)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $44,127,000 ($1505.01)
    Electric Utilities: $37,102,000 ($1265.42)
    Sewerage: $5,435,000 ($185.37)
    Police Protection: $4,950,000 ($168.83)
    Water Utilities: $4,630,000 ($157.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,669,000 ($125.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,593,000 ($122.54)
    General - Other: $2,198,000 ($74.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,819,000 ($62.04)
    Regular Highways: $1,724,000 ($58.80)
    General Public Buildings: $1,394,000 ($47.54)
    Libraries: $1,138,000 ($38.81)
    Financial Administration: $589,000 ($20.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $545,000 ($18.59)
    Central Staff Services: $416,000 ($14.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $311,000 ($10.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $306,000 ($10.44)
    Health - Other: $252,000 ($8.59)
    Transit Utilities: $210,000 ($7.16)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $824,000 ($28.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,319,000 ($79.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,056,000 ($36.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,990,000 ($1534.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,162,000 ($39.63)

Oak Ridge government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,953,000 ($237.14)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,289,000 ($78.07)
    All Other: $1,526,000 ($52.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,342,000 ($45.77)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $846,000 ($28.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $700,000 ($23.87)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $418,000 ($14.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,564,000 ($53.34)
    Education: $820,000 ($27.97)
    All Other: $34,000 ($1.16)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($1.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,191,000 ($381.68)
    General Local Government Support: $7,203,000 ($245.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,431,000 ($48.81)
    Interest Earnings: $806,000 ($27.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $396,000 ($13.51)
    Sale of Property: $255,000 ($8.70)
    Donations From Private Sources: $118,000 ($4.02)
    Rents: $118,000 ($4.02)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $38,227,000 ($1303.79)
    Water Utilities: $5,923,000 ($202.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $18,284,000 ($623.60)
    General Local Government Support: $2,458,000 ($83.83)
    All Other: $1,116,000 ($38.06)
    Highways: $832,000 ($28.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $486,000 ($16.58)
    Transit Utilities: $105,000 ($3.58)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($3.10)
  • Tax - Property: $19,596,000 ($668.35)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,216,000 ($41.47)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $775,000 ($26.43)
    Other License: $443,000 ($15.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $428,000 ($14.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $325,000 ($11.08)
    Amusements Sales: $49,000 ($1.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $22,000 ($0.75)

Oak Ridge government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $134,332,000 ($4581.58)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,990,000 ($4501.71)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,277,000 ($248.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,935,000 ($168.32)

Oak Ridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,254,000 ($554.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,135,000 ($550.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,984,000 ($204.09)

7.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($265 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.06%
Tennessee average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Knox County, TN  2.36% ($37,582 average AGI)
from Roane County, TN  0.61% ($30,043)
from Campbell County, TN  0.43% ($28,600)


7.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($172 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Knox County, TN  2.53% ($38,341 average AGI)
to Roane County, TN  0.54% ($33,895)
to Campbell County, TN  0.39% ($28,853)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Ridge:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLIL (730 AM; 1 kW; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WYSH (1380 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CLINTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Ridge:

  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WMYU (93.1 FM; KARNS, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKVL-FM (105.3 FM; LOUDON, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WKHT (104.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Ridge:

  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Oak Ridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 45
Total length: 203 meters (666ft)
Total costs: $22,428,000
Total average daily traffic: 522,480
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,766

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 12
  • 1980-1989: 11
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oak Ridge, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oak Ridge)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Oak Ridge, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 378 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oak Ridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 48 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oak Ridge)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED119$124,957128$154,811528$147,39938$48,6311$1,134,88068$72,564
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$92,50011$169,63648$134,7725$14,9760$03$65,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$101,13718$273,553128$124,92512$31,9710$012$99,495
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$181,86413$170,27769$158,0794$81,5000$06$78,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$163,6673$219,33327$115,0070$00$02$159,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00, 0205.00, 0206.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$153,01329$161,4650$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$183,2009$226,7901$279,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$179,0003$313,6070$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$74,2403$299,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$107,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.00, 0203.00, 0204.00, 0205.00, 0206.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 117
  • Hazardous Condition: 96
  • Service Call: 27
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Oak Ridge


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oak Ridge, TN

Most common first names in Oak Ridge, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24671.9 years
Mary24279.2 years
William23374.2 years
John22074.8 years
Robert16571.9 years
Charles14676.2 years
George9774.9 years
Helen9080.3 years
Margaret8577.9 years
Elizabeth7980.5 years
Most common last names in Oak Ridge, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10877.2 years
Johnson8575.7 years
Williams7075.7 years
Davis6478.2 years
Jones5773.2 years
Brown5373.9 years
Wilson3979.4 years
Anderson3876.4 years
Taylor3575.1 years
Martin3474.7 years
Businesses in Oak Ridge, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Outback1
AutoZone1Outback Steakhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Cricket Wireless2Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx14Sears3
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hardee's1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
Home Depot1Taco Bell2
IHOP1U-Haul1
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS10
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Oak Ridge, TN

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