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Overview

Introduction to Oak Grove, Missouri

Oak Grove, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 16 miles E of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 25 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Oak Grove History

The City of Oak Grove is partly located in Jackson County and partly in Lafayette County. The Jackson County was established on December 15, 1826 and was named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S President. And the Lafayette County was formed on November 16, 1820. The area was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians.

Oak Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • National Frontier Trails Museum
  • Knob Noster State Park
  • Fort Osage
  • Watkins Mill State Park

Things To Do In Oak Grove

One can visit the Jesse James Bank Museum, Truman Library and Museum, Missouri Town 1855, and Harry S. Truman National Historic Site while in Oak Grove. The city includes a number of parks and playgrounds such as the Webb Park, Skate Park, and Frick Park. The Caraway Lake provides facilities for fishing and is stocked with several types of game fish like catfish, crappie, and bass. At the Civic Center, one can also purchase tickets to Oceans of Fun, Six Flags - St. Louis, Worlds of Fun, and Silver Dollar City.

Oak Grove Transportation

International flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.

Oak Grove Higher Education

Metropolitan Community College, Devry Institute of Technology, University of Missouri - Kansas City are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,844
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+3,608
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,238
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,271

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,836
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$842
Median House Value$117,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.8%
Irish16.5%
English11.8%
Italian3.4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.8%
Norwegian1.7%
Swedish0.9%
Polish0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Oak Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes64075
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-94.12

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)

StationLEES SUMMIT REED WLR
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationWARRENSBURG 4 NW
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bates City244$50,625
Blue Springs53,641$75,945
Grain Valley13,273$71,602
Lake Lafayette323$36,875
Lake Lotawana2,274$96,792
Napoleon225$54,250

Oak Grove Public Schools

Oak Grove Elem.
501 Se 12th St
ZIP: 64075
(816) 690-4153
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Oak Grove High
605 Se 12th
ZIP: 64075
(816) 690-4152
High
Total Enrollment 647
Oak Grove Middle
401 Se 12th St
ZIP: 64075
(816) 690-4154
Middle
Total Enrollment 487
Oak Grove Primary
500 Se 17th
ZIP: 64075
(816) 690-8770
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
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Historic Oak Grove

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Curve to be straightened (near Oak Grove) between 1900 and 1905
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