Overview

Introduction to Oakdale, Louisiana

Oakdale, Louisiana, in Allen county, is 52 miles NE of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center) and 165 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Oakdale History

The city of Oakdale is in Allen Parish. The city was founded in the year 1890. In the year 1893, when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad had come to town, the city’s name was changed to Oakdale. It was originally known as Honeycutt which was named after Allen Honeycutt, the great grandfather of Oakdale's resident Sewell Honeycutt. By the year 1905 Oakdale had 500 inhabitants and started to prosper.

Oakdale and nearby Attractions

  • Kisatchie National Forest
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • Chicot State Park
  • Museum of West Louisiana
  • Marksville State Historic Site

Things To Do In Oakdale

Tourists can visit the Chicot State Park that has facilities for camping, boating, and swimming. Marksville State Historic Site is another tourist spot where the tourists can visit to know more about the city’s history. Tourists can also explore the green of the Kisatchie National Forest.

Oakdale Transportation

Air transport is available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Oakdale Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,640
Male Share of the Population61.6%
Female Share of the Population38.4%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+1,862
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married35.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.5%
Median Earnings25+$23,169
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,490
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,824

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,578
% Above Poverty Level65.7%
% Below Poverty Level34.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$488
Median House Value$67,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.1%
English6.6%
Irish6.5%
French Except Basque5.7%
German4.5%
Canadian1.8%
Italian1.7%
African1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Oakdale Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyAllen Parish
Standard Zip Codes71463
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.81
Approximate Longitude-92.65

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)

StationELIZABETH
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 60 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.8 inches
StationOBERLIN FIRE TOWER
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp41 to 60 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip66.9 inches
StationWOODWORTH 2 SE
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elizabeth489$56,250
Glenmora1,300$36,741
McNary178$52,813
Oberlin1,660$38,542
Pine Prairie1,182$37,500
Turkey Creek461$44,167

Oakdale Hospitals

Oakdale Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
130 Hospital Dr
(318) 335-3700

Oakdale Public Schools

Oakdale Elementary School
1515 Highway 1153
ZIP: 71463
(318) 335-0690
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Oakdale High School
101 North 13th Street
ZIP: 71463
(318) 335-2338
High
Total Enrollment 285
Oakdale Middle School
124 South 13th Street
ZIP: 71463
(318) 335-1558
Middle
Total Enrollment 352
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