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Oakdale, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allen Parish at latitude 30.8164 and longitude -92.6559. Allen Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Oakdale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oakdale, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oakdale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Oakdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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Oakdale, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,664
Population in Households 5,063
Population in Familes 4,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,601
Population Density1 1,476
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 2,091
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,147 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $80,234
Average Home Value $110,549


Median Household Income $26,007
Average Household Income $39,453
Per Capita Income $12,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.5%
Households -0.67% -0.64%
Families -0.88% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Oakdale, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakdale to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 84th
Population Density1 # 88 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 177 62nd
Median Household Income # 427 10th
Per Capita Income # 467 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.