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Overview

Introduction to Oakdale, California

Oakdale, California, in Stanislaus county, is 12 miles NE of Modesto, California and 64 miles NE of San Jose, California. The city is in the Modesto area. 

Oakdale History

Oakdale, the "Cowboy Capital of the World," was founded in the year 1871. This took place when the Stockton & Visalia Railroad joined the Copperopolis Railroad. The area was originally used for orchards and other agricultural purposes, however Oakdale has suffered from several toxic waste releases that have majorly affected the soil of the region. Still, the primary occupations remain agriculture, food manufacturing, and tourism. The city was once home to a satellite plant of the Hershey Chocolate company. Oakdale is also known as "The Gateway to Yosemite" mainly because of its location next to the California Central Valley's edge.

Oakdale and Nearby Attractions

  • Oakdale Branch Stanislaus County Free Library.
  • Oakdale City Hall.
  • Oakdale Sewage Plant.
  • Oak Valley Park.
  • Saint Matthias Episcopal Church.

Things To Do In Oakdale

Oakdale has historical buildings including city hall and the county library that visitors can take a look at to understand the cultural and historical background of the city. There are quite a few churches that have retained old-world charm. The amusement parks offer fun rides for the entertainment of both adults and children. One can also go to these parks for family picnics.

Oakdale Transportation

Stockton Metropolitan Airport serves the area.

Oakdale Higher Education

The city is served by the California State University-Stanislaus.

People

Total Population 21,543
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,026
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,529
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,796

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,696
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $980
Median House Value $221,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.7%
Irish 10.6%

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

Oakdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Modesto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles NE of San Jose, California
County Stanislaus
Metro Area Modesto
Standard Zip Codes 95361
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.766
Longitude -120.846

Oakdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Station TURLOCK #2
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Station CAMP PARDEE
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Knights Ferry (95361)

Valley Home (95361)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Escalon 7,320 $64,296
Hughson 7,032 $56,909
Modesto 207,482 $55,674
Ripon 14,801 $90,361
Riverbank 23,564 $62,621
Waterford 8,649 $48,676

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

Oakdale Hospitals

OAK VALLEY DISTRICT HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
350 S OAK AVE
(209) 847-3011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oakdale High Schools

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OAKDALE HIGH
739 WEST G ST.
209-847-3007
Serves 1,530 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

OAKDALE HOME STUDY CHARTER
1235 EAST D STREET
209-848-4361
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.7

VALLEY OAK HIGH (ALTERNATIVE)
200 HINKLEY AVE.
209-847-3097
A Non-traditional School
Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 41.7

EAST STANISLAUS HIGH
250 HINKLEY AVE.
209-847-1735
A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

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