Oakdale, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakdale, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Oakdale had a population of 7,719 as of July 1, 2015. Oakdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakdale is located at latitude 30.8164 and longitude -92.6559 in Allen Parish. 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. Allen Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Oakdale (GNIS ID: 2404410) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Oakdale, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,719
Population in Households 5,061
Population in Familes 4,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,658
Population Density1 1,487
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 2,094
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,141 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 953 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $66,452
Average Home Value $87,610


Median Household Income $25,897
Average Household Income $41,076
Per Capita Income $12,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.3%
Households -0.52% -0.36%
Families -0.7% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 87 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 167 64th
Median Household Income # 438 8th
Per Capita Income # 463 2nd

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