Introduction to Oak Grove, Missouri

Oak Grove, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 16 miles E of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 25 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 5,535 people live in Oak Grove.

Oak Grove History

The City of Oak Grove is partly located in Jackson County and partly in Lafayette County. The Jackson County was established on December 15, 1826 and was named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S President. And the Lafayette County was formed on November 16, 1820. The area was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians.

Oak Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • National Frontier Trails Museum
  • Knob Noster State Park
  • Fort Osage
  • Watkins Mill State Park

Things To Do In Oak Grove

One can visit the Jesse James Bank Museum, Truman Library and Museum, Missouri Town 1855, and Harry S. Truman National Historic Site while in Oak Grove. The city includes a number of parks and playgrounds such as the Webb Park, Skate Park, and Frick Park. The Caraway Lake provides facilities for fishing and is stocked with several types of game fish like catfish, crappie, and bass. At the Civic Center, one can also purchase tickets to Oceans of Fun, Six Flags - St. Louis, Worlds of Fun, and Silver Dollar City.

Oak Grove Transportation

International flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.

Oak Grove Higher Education

Metropolitan Community College, Devry Institute of Technology, University of Missouri - Kansas City are the centers of higher education.


Total Population 7,839
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,524
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $52,813
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $117,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 20.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oak Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jackson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64075
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.005
Longitude -94.129

Oak Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.1 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bates City 235 $48,958
Blue Springs 53,364 $73,820
Grain Valley 13,134 $68,398
Lake Lafayette 332 $42,917
Lake Lotawana 2,100 $94,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Oak Grove High Schools

605 SE 12TH
Serves 584 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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