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"America's Secret City"
Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson County, in the Knoxville metro area. (The community straddles Anderson and Roane counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the oak trees growing upland
The latitude of Oak Ridge is 36.010N. The longitude is -84.269W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,338.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oak Ridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Anderson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Knoxville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37771 ZIP code.
12% of Oak Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oak Ridge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Ridge was $24,793, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Oak Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Oak Ridge include Oak Ridge Historic District, Woodland - Scarboro Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Oak Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $398. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $943.
Libraries in Oak Ridge include Oak Ridge Public Library ... View libraries
Anderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Ridge political report.
The average commute time for Oak Ridge workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oak Ridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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