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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.

People

Total Population 7,496
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 0.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,174
Age of the Population 24

Families

% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,093
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $867
Median House Value $92,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.7%
Irish 14.7%

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

Oak Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Christian
Metro Area Clarksville - Hopkinsville
Standard Zip Codes 42262
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.665
Longitude -87.442

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)

Station CLARKSVILLE SEWAGE PLT
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station DOVER 1 W
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Station SPRINGFIELD EXP STN
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elkton 2,081 $39,519
Guthrie 1,682 $36,471
Hopkinsville 32,483 $44,387
Pembroke 852 $46,875
Trenton 414 $57,375

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

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