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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,796
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+8,203
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,102

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,389
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$937
Median House Value$251,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
German13.7%
Irish11.5%
English9%
Italian5.6%
Portuguese3.8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Norwegian2.7%
Dutch2.4%
Danishn2%
Swedish1.7%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1%
Swiss1%
Czech0.7%
Greek0.6%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.2%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Oakdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stanislaus County
Standard Zip Codes95361
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.8
Approximate Longitude-120.74

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)

StationMODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationTURLOCK #2
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
StationCAMP PARDEE
Distance33.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Escalon7,382$75,250
Hughson7,160$63,575
Modesto208,512$58,017
Ripon14,971$90,712
Riverbank23,761$64,707
Waterford8,708$53,696

Oakdale Hospitals

Oak Valley District Hospital (2-rh)
(Government - District/authority)
350 South Oak Street
Oakdale Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
(Proprietary)
275 South Oak Street

Oakdale Public Schools

Cloverland Elementary
201 E. Johnson St.
ZIP: 95361
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
East Stanislaus High
250 Hinkley Ave.
ZIP: 95361
High
Total Enrollment 90
Fair Oaks Elementary
151 N. Lee Ave.
ZIP: 95361
Primary
Total Enrollment 876
Magnolia Elementary
739 Magnolia St.
ZIP: 95361
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Mesa Verde Elementary
4850 Mesa Dr.
ZIP: 95361
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Oakdale Charter High
1235 E. D St.
ZIP: 95361
High
Total Enrollment 46
Oakdale High
739 W. G St.
ZIP: 95361
High
Total Enrollment 1637
Oakdale Junior High
400 Maag Ave.
ZIP: 95361
Middle
Total Enrollment 759
Sierra View Elementary
1323 E. J St.
ZIP: 95361
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Valley Oak Junior And Senior High
200 Hinkley Ave.
ZIP: 95361
High
Total Enrollment 32

Oakdale Private Schools

Foster-moore Christian School
1501 Magnolia St
ZIP: 95361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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