Oakdale, Louisiana

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Oakdale, Louisiana

Introduction to Oakdale, Louisiana

Oakdale, Louisiana, in Allen county, is 52 miles NE of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center) and 165 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. There are 8,137 residents in the city.

Oakdale History

The city of Oakdale is in Allen Parish. The city was founded in the year 1890. In the year 1893, when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad had come to town, the city’s name was changed to Oakdale. It was originally known as Honeycutt which was named after Allen Honeycutt, the great grandfather of Oakdale's resident Sewell Honeycutt. By the year 1905 Oakdale had 500 inhabitants and started to prosper.

Oakdale and nearby Attractions

  • Kisatchie National Forest
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • Chicot State Park
  • Museum of West Louisiana
  • Marksville State Historic Site

Things To Do In Oakdale

Tourists can visit the Chicot State Park that has facilities for camping, boating, and swimming. Marksville State Historic Site is another tourist spot where the tourists can visit to know more about the city’s history. Tourists can also explore the green of the Kisatchie National Forest.

Oakdale Transportation

Air transport is available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Oakdale Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Technical College.

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High Points

Oakdale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Oakdale Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Oakdale Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Oakdale Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 12% Oakdale Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Oakdale, Louisiana

Comparing Oakdale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 4 9
Senior Citizens 4 3
Age of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 4
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 5
People Above Poverty 1 6
Median Family Income 1 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 3 5
Working at Home 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 6
Affordability of Rents 10 6
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7

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Oakdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NE of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Allen
Standard Zip Codes 71463
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.815
Longitude -92.66

Oakdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.8 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 66.9 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61.7 inches
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Oakdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,137 100%
Male 4,976 61.2%
Female 3,161 38.8%
Under 18 1,721 21.2%
18+ 6,416 78.8%
65+ 945 11.6%
Median Age 34.2
Average Family Size 3.13
White 5,051 62.1%
African-American 2,843 34.9%
Asian 100 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 46 0.6%
Other 27 0.3%
Mixed Race 69 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 994 12.2%

Estimated Oakdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,981
Growth -156
Growth % -1.9%

Oakdale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.1%
US/American 33.8%
French (except Basque) 6.7%
English 6.3%
Irish 5.2%
German 3.2%
Syrian 1.5%
French Canadian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oakdale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beaver (71463)
Bond (71463)
Ward (71463)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakdale 8,137 $28,506
Elizabeth 574 $30,375
Glenmora 1,558 $26,739
McNary 211 $30,833
Oberlin 1,853 $30,583
Pine Prairie 1,087 $27,292
Turkey Creek 356 $31,250

Oakdale Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(318) 335-3700
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Oakdale

(As of 2006)
739 Hwy 165 S.
(318) 335-2502
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Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.2

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