Oak Grove, Missouri

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Oak Grove, Missouri

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.

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Comparative Profile of Oak Grove, Missouri

Comparing Oak Grove to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Women 4 7
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 5
Age of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Short Commute Times 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Affordability of Rents 6 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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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
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Oak Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,535 100%
Male 2,697 48.7%
Female 2,838 51.3%
Under 18 1,762 31.8%
18+ 3,773 68.2%
65+ 544 9.8%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.21
White 5,373 97.1%
African-American 14 0.3%
Asian 23 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.3%
Other 42 0.8%
Mixed Race 58 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 92 1.7%

Estimated Oak Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,763
Growth 1,228
Growth % 22.2%

Oak Grove 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
German 22.7%
US/American 19.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
Irish 11.2%
English 10.5%
Italian 5.8%
Scottish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Greek 1.5%
Norwegian 1.5%
Polish 1.1%
European 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oak Grove 5,535 $49,136
Bates City 245 $45,000
Blue Springs 48,080 $61,008
Grain Valley 5,160 $57,240
Lake Lafayette 346 $37,143
Lake Lotawana 1,872 $72,500
Napoleon 208 $45,625
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605 SE 12TH
Serves 584 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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