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Overview

Introduction to Oak Grove, Kentucky

Oak Grove, Kentucky, in Christian county, is 10 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 50 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is part of the Clarksville - Hopkinsville metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Oak Grove History

The city of Oak Grove was founded in the year 1828. The city derived its name from a grove of oak trees which stood near the first post office of the city. Oak Grove was turned into a railroad town in 1884, by the Buckberry Special that ran from Clarksville, Tennessee to Princeton, Kentucky. In July 1941, Oak Grove was named as a defense establishment by the War Department. It was incorporated as a city in the year 1974.

Oak Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Parthenon
  • Tennessee State Capitol
  • Nashville Zoo

Things To Do In Oak Grove

Tourists can visit the local church known as the Good Hope Church. Golf lovers can take a trip to Clarksville Country Club. One can also visit the Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site. They may also enjoy the facilities offered by the Dunbar Cave State Park, Lake Malone State Park, and Port Royal State Park. People interest in wildlife will enjoy a trip to Nashville Zoo.

Oak Grove Transportation

One can avail flights from Nashville International Airport.

Oak Grove Higher Education

You can opt for Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, and Nashville State Technical Institute.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,487
Male Share of the Population54.5%
Female Share of the Population45.5%
Senior Citizens0.8%
Employed Population 16+3,535
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,963
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,302

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,644
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$896
Median House Value$93,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42%
Irish16.3%
African7.2%
Italian4%
Scottish3.2%
Polish1.9%
English1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Jamaican1.1%
West Indian1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
German0.1%
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Oak Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Christian County
Standard Zip Codes42262
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.66
Approximate Longitude-87.42

Oak Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLARKSVILLE SEWAGE PLT
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationDOVER 1 W
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches
StationSPRINGFIELD EXP STN
Distance35.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elkton2,166$44,375
Guthrie1,693$37,232
Hopkinsville32,442$45,499
Pembroke791$50,000
Trenton433$61,250
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