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O'Fallon, Missouri
City of O'Fallon
From top left: CarShield Field, Fort Zumwalt Park, Fort Zumwalt North High School, St. Mary's Institute of O'Fallon
From top left: CarShield Field, Fort Zumwalt Park, Fort Zumwalt North High School, St. Mary's Institute of O'Fallon
Official seal of O'Fallon, Missouri
Seal
Motto(s): 
Tradition with Vision
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 38°47′04″N 90°42′29″W / 38.78444°N 90.70806°W / 38.78444; -90.70806Coordinates: 38°47′04″N 90°42′29″W / 38.78444°N 90.70806°W / 38.78444; -90.70806
Country United States
State  Missouri
County St. Charles
Metro Greater St. Louis
First Settled 1856
Incorporated September 25, 1912
Government
 • Type Mayor-council government
Area
 • City 29.79 sq mi (77.14 km2)
 • Land 29.78 sq mi (77.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
541 ft (165 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City 91,316
 • Density 2,977.50/sq mi (1,149.64/km2)
 • Metro
2,810,056 (US: 19th)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63366, 63368
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-54074
GNIS feature ID 0756460
Website http://www.ofallon.mo.us/

O'Fallon ( oh-FAL-ən) is a city located along Interstates 64 and 70 between Lake St. Louis and St. Peters in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the St. Louis metropolitan statistical area. As of the 2010 census, O'Fallon had a population of 79,329, making it the largest suburb of St. Louis, as well as the largest municipality in St. Charles County and the seventh-largest in Missouri. O'Fallon's namesake in St. Clair County, Illinois, is also part of the St. Louis metropolitan statistical area. The two O'Fallons are one of the few pairs of same-named municipalities to be part of the same MSA.

History

O'Fallon was platted in 1857. The community has the name of John O'Fallon, a railroad official. A post office called O'Fallon has been in operation since 1859.

The St. Mary's Institute of O'Fallon was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.20 square miles (75.63 km2), of which, 29.19 square miles (75.60 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 295
1920 588
1930 594 1.0%
1940 618 4.0%
1950 789 27.7%
1960 3,770 377.8%
1970 7,018 86.2%
1980 8,677 23.6%
1990 18,698 115.5%
2000 46,169 146.9%
2010 79,329 71.8%
2020 91,316 15.1%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, 79,329 people, 28,234 households, and 21,436 families were residing in the city. The population density was 2,717.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,049.3/km2). The 29,376 housing units averaged 1,006.4 per square mile (388.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.9% White, 4.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.7% of the population.

Of the 28,234 households, 44.7% had children under 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.1% were not families. About 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.80, and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. The age distribution of the city was 30% under 18; 7.1% between 18 and 24; 30.8% from 25 to 44; 23.1% from 45 to 64; and 8.9% at 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Parks and recreation

  • Civic Park - A 20 acres (81,000 m2) park featuring Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center, Bandstand and Amphitheater.
  • Dames Park - A 59 acres (240,000 m2) sports park with three football fields and a fitness course.
  • Fort Zumwalt Park - A 47.5 acres (192,000 m2) park featuring a fishing lake, a disc golf course, playgrounds and historic Fort Zumwalt.
  • Knaust Park - A 6 acres (24,000 m2) park with a playground and walking path.
  • O'Fallon Sports Park - A 95 acres (380,000 m2) soccer complex with 12 fields playgrounds and concessions. Also home to the Renaud Spirit Center.
  • Ozzie Smith Sports Complex - A 76 acres (310,000 m2) baseball/softball complex with seven diamonds and the St. Charles Co. Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. Adjacent to the T.R. Hughes Ballpark.
  • Westhoff Park - A 65 acres (260,000 m2) park featuring baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, tennis and handball courts, and a skate park.

Climate

Climate data for O'Fallon, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 76
(24.4)
85
(29.4)
88
(31.1)
94
(34.4)
92
(33.3)
97
(36.1)
105
(40.6)
107
(41.7)
102
(38.9)
95
(35)
85
(29.4)
76
(24.4)
107
(41.7)
Average high °F (°C) 38
(3.3)
45
(7.2)
55
(12.8)
66
(18.9)
75
(23.9)
83
(28.3)
88
(31.1)
87
(30.6)
80
(26.7)
69
(20.6)
55
(12.8)
42
(5.6)
65.3
(18.47)
Average low °F (°C) 18
(-7.8)
24
(-4.4)
33
(0.6)
44
(6.7)
54
(12.2)
63
(17.2)
68
(20)
66
(18.9)
58
(14.4)
45
(7.2)
35
(1.7)
24
(-4.4)
44.3
(6.85)
Record low °F (°C) −23
(-30.6)
−14
(-25.6)
−11
(-23.9)
18
(-7.8)
26
(-3.3)
39
(3.9)
45
(7.2)
36
(2.2)
27
(-2.8)
19
(-7.2)
−5
(-20.6)
−28
(-33.3)
−28
(-33.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.79
(45.5)
2.26
(57.4)
3.38
(85.9)
3.58
(90.9)
4.34
(110.2)
3.62
(91.9)
4.18
(106.2)
3.13
(79.5)
3.29
(83.6)
3.10
(78.7)
3.56
(90.4)
2.41
(61.2)
38.64
(981.5)

Economy

Mastercard has a major presence in O'Fallon. Venture Stores was headquartered and maintained a distribution center in O'Fallon, until its dissolution. The buildings are now occupied by True Manufacturing. Air Evac Lifeteam, a medical helicopter service for the rural areas of the Ozarks, moved its headquarters to O'Fallon in 2015.

Education and libraries

O'Fallon is served mostly by the Fort Zumwalt School District, and the westernmost part is served by the Wentzville R-IV School District. The south to southeastern part of the city is served by the Francis Howell R-III School District. St. Dominic High School is a private Catholic school located in O'Fallon; Christian High School is a nondenominational Christian secondary school also located in O'Fallon. Satellite campuses of Webster University and Lindenwood University are located in O'Fallon.

O'Fallon is served by the St. Charles City-County Library system, which has three branches in the area, two standard (Deer Run and Middendorf-Kredell) and one "express" location (Library Express at Winghaven).

Sports

O'Fallon was the home of the River City Rascals independent Frontier League baseball team. The Rascals played at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, which was built in 1999. It is located on Tom Ginnever Boulevard and T.R. Hughes Boulevard near downtown. The organization ceased operations after the 2019 season. The O'Fallon Hoots and the CarShield Collegiate League now play at the stadium.

Infrastructure

Fire protection is mostly provided by the O'Fallon Fire Protection District, which in 2007 became the first internationally accredited fire agency in Missouri. The award was made by the Center for Public Safety Excellence's Commission on Fire Accreditation International, which has approved accreditation status for only 120 fire agencies worldwide.

The southern portion of the city is served by the Wentzville Fire Protection District.

Notable people

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