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O'Fallon, Missouri
City
Official seal of O'Fallon, Missouri
Seal
Motto: Tradition with Vision
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Country United States
State  Missouri
County St. Charles
Metro Greater St. Louis
First Settled 1856
Incorporated September 25, 1912
Area
 • City 29.20 sq mi (75.63 km2)
 • Land 29.19 sq mi (75.60 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 79,329
 • Estimate (2013) 82,809
 • Density 2,717.7/sq mi (1,049.3/km2)
 • Metro 2,810,056 (US: 19th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63366, 63368
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-54074
GNIS feature ID 0756460
Website http://www.ofallon.mo.us/

O'Fallon /ˈfælən/ is a city along Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 between Lake St. Louis and St. Peters in St. Charles County, Missouri. 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 municipality in St. Charles County and seventh largest in the state of Missouri. In 2006 Money Magazine named O'Fallon 39th in its "Best 100 Places to Live." Money Magazine also ranked O'Fallon 68th out of 100 in 2008 and 26th out of 100 in 2010.

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%
Est. 2015 85,040 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 79,329 people, 28,234 households, and 21,436 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,717.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,049.3/km2). There were 29,376 housing units at an average density of 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, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 28,234 households of which 44.7% had children under the age of 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 non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age 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. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% were 65 years of age 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)

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