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Welcome to Oakdale ...

The city of Oakdale is located in Allen Parish.

The location of Oakdale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Oakdale has a population of 7,626 people<2> (see below for details).

Oakdale is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oakdale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oakdale lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Oakdale: 71463<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oakdale had a population of 7,780 people (which is 30.2% of the total population of Allen Parish). This makes Oakdale the parish's most populous community.

The population of Oakdale represents 0.17% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,780 people, the population of Oakdale decreased 4.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,137 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Oakdale had an population of 7,626 people. This is a decrease of 1.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.28% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oakdale.

Communities near Oakdale ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Elizabeth   [Map]   541   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Forest Hill   [Map]   803   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Glenmora   [Map]   1,346   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mamou   [Map]   3,179   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Marionville - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
McNary   [Map]   214   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Oakdale.

Communities Also Named Oakdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Oakdale: This one is located in Allen Parish and the other is located in Jefferson Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 89 communities that are also named Oakdale - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (6), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky (3), Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts (4), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina (11), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (6), Texas (4), Utah, Virginia (4), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakdale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakdale. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakdale. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakdale.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Oakdale:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakdale ...

Looking for more information about Oakdale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oakdale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oakdale.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakdale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakdale.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oakdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oakdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8159, Longitude: -92.6546     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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