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Welcome to Oak Ridge ...
The city of Oak Ridge is primarily located in Anderson County<1>. A portion of Oak Ridge extends into Roane County.
The location of Oak Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Oak Ridge refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oak Ridger<3>
A typical abbreviation for Oak Ridge: Oak Rdg. (or less commonly used: Oak Rdge. or Oak Ridg.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Oak Ridge has a population of 29,170 people<4> (see below for details).
Oak Ridge is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Oak Ridge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Oak Ridge (for example, toward Rogers), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The area code for Oak Ridge: (865)
The community of Oak Ridge was established in 1942.
Websites for Oak Ridge ...
Official Website: www.ci.oak-ridge.tn.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.orcc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oak Ridge had an population of 29,170 people. This is a decrease of 0.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Oak Ridge had a population of 29,330 people (which is 39.04% of the total population of Anderson County). This makes Oak Ridge the county's most populous community.
The population of Oak Ridge represents 0.46% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 29,330 people, the population of Oak Ridge increased 7.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,387 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Oak Ridge.
Communities Also Named Oak Ridge ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 72 communities that are also named Oak Ridge - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri (6), New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina (4), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (3), Texas (8), Virginia (6) and West Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak Ridge.
Communities near Oak Ridge ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak Ridge.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Ridge.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oak Ridge.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Ridge. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oak Ridge.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Ridge ...
Looking for more information about Oak Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Oak Ridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Ridge.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Oak Ridge: www.ci.oak-ridge.tn.us/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023