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Population (year 2000): 8,137. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,981 (-1.9% change)
Males: 4,976 (61.2%), Females: 3,161 (38.8%)

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Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $22,826 (year 2000)
Median house value: $51,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Oakdale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.2%)
  • Black (34.9%)
  • Hispanic (12.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (18.4%), French (4.6%), Irish (4.0%), English (3.9%), German (2.6%).

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Land area: 5.1 square miles

Oakdale,

For population 25 years and over in Oakdale

  • High school or higher: 61.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakdale city

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,297 (+19.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charles, LA Lake (56.0 miles pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (107.3 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (200.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (9.9 miles Elizabeth, LA (12.2 miles Glenmora, LA (13.6 miles McNary, LA (15.2 miles Oberlin, Prairie, LA Pine (16.6 miles Creek, LA (17.8 miles Turkey Hill, LA (18.2 miles Forest LA Mamou, (20.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $42,200
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,400

Latitude: 30.81 N, Longitude: 92.66 W

Area code: 318


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (19.2%), Public administration (12.3%).

Average climate in Oakdale, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oakdale,

Oakdale-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Oakdale city center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Oakdale:
  • OAKDALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (130 N HOSPITAL DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oakdale:
  • SAVOY MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; MAMOU, LA)
  • VILLE PLATTE MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; VILLE PLATTE, LA)
  • ALLEN PARISH HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; KINDER, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oakdale:
  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 36 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; ID: AEX)
  • POLK AAF (about 40 miles; FORT POLK, LA; ID: POE)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 54 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oakdale:
  • ALLEN PARISH (about 5 miles; OAKDALE, LA; ID: L42)
  • WOODWORTH (about 24 miles; WOODWORTH, LA; ID: 1R4)
  • EUNICE (about 31 miles; EUNICE, LA; ID: 4R7)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 8 $9,324 $13,986 0 $0
Health 1 $1,464 $17,568 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $8,260 $24,780 2 $1,019
Parks and Recreation 2 $2,336 $14,016 0 $0
Water Supply 1 $1,168 $14,016 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $6,472 $19,416 1 $500
Other Government Administration 6 $8,602 $17,204 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $7,484 $17,961 2 $797
Police Protection - Officers 21 $32,354 $18,488 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $3,556 $14,224 5 $2,649
Firefighters 4 $7,046 $21,138 24 $1,258
Totals for Government 59 $88,066 $17,911 34 $6,223


College/University in Oakdale:
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-OAKDALE CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 220; Location: 607 HWY 1152; Public; Website: www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Plaza/1108)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakdale:
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,460)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 61 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; FT enrollment: 13,673)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 71 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A & M COLLEGE (about 104 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,399)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & AG & MECH & HEBERT LAWS CTR (about 106 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; FT enrollment: 28,696)
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 115 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; FT enrollment: 8,888)
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; RUSTON, LA; FT enrollment: 9,013)
Public high school in Oakdale:
  • OAKDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 101 NORTH 13TH STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oakdale:
  • OAKDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 631; Location: 1515 HIGHWAY 1153; Grades: PK - 04)
  • OAKDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 124 SOUTH 13TH STREET; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • ALLEN PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 124 SOUTH THIRTEENTH STREET; Grades: 04 - 12)
 

Oakdale compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakdale:
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVOL (1330 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTP (1110 AM; daytime; 2 kW; PINEVILLE, LA; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK LLC)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakdale:
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSMB (94.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYLC (90.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KJJB (105.5 FM; EUNICE, LA; Owner: TRI-PARISH BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Oakdale:
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KLPB-TV (Channel 24; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KADN (Channel 15; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KADN-15, INC.)
  • KLAF-LP (Channel 62; OPELOUSAS, LA; Owner: WNTZ-48, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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