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The City of Oakdale had a population of 7,656 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Oakdale is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allen Parish.

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, 2017.

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Oakdale, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,656
Daytime Population: Workers 2,759
Daytime Population: Residents 3,513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 5,237
Population in Familes 4,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,419
Population Density2 1,475
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $28,352
Average Household Income $43,487
Per Capita Income $15,645


Total Housing Units 2,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,140 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 993 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $76,886
Average Home Value $94,518


Total Households 2,133
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,346
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.22% -0.02%
Households -0.12% -0.04%
Families -0.38% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.26%

Oakdale, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakdale to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 80 83rd
Population Density # 87 82nd
Diversity Index # 165 65th
Median Household Income # 413 13th
Per Capita Income # 444 7th

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