O'Fallon, Illinois

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O'Fallon, Illinois
City
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Official seal of O'Fallon, Illinois
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Official logo of O'Fallon, Illinois
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Nickname(s): “O-Town”
Location of O'Fallon in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Location of O'Fallon in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°35′46″N 89°54′56″W / 38.59611°N 89.91551°W / 38.59611; -89.91551Coordinates: 38°35′46″N 89°54′56″W / 38.59611°N 89.91551°W / 38.59611; -89.91551
Country United States
State Illinois
County St. Clair
Township O'Fallon
Government
 • Type Democracy
 • Mayor Herb Roach
Area[1]
 • Total 15.37 sq mi (39.82 km2)
 • Land 15.25 sq mi (39.50 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,281
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 29,031
 • Density 1,903.67/sq mi (735.00/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 62269
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-55249
Wikimedia Commons O'Fallon, Illinois
Website www.ofallon.org

O'Fallon is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The 2010 census listed the population at 28,281. The city is the second largest city in the Metro-East region and Southern Illinois. Scott Air Force Base is nearby.

Like its namesake in St. Charles County, Missouri, O'Fallon is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. This makes O'Fallon (along with the two Troys in Illinois and Missouri) one of the few pairs of like-named municipalities to be part of the same MSA.

History[edit]

Founded in 1854, O'Fallon's namesake comes from Colonel John O'Fallon who was a wealthy gentleman from St. Louis. In downtown O'Fallon, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad depot was built, which helped put O'Fallon on the map. City lots were platted and sold at a public auction on May 18, 1854. A post office was established the following year and the city began attracting German settlers looking for fertile farming land. On January 27, 1874, O'Fallon was incorporated as a village. On March 14, 1905, the citizens voted for a change to the city form of government. Since its founding, O'Fallon has gained population every year except 1930, when the census showed a net loss of six residents.

Tornado damage, 2006

The city center is approximately two miles east of the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 50. Suburban growth in O'Fallon expanded considerably during the 1980s and following the expansion of Interstate 64 in the 1990s. Subdivisions include Thornbury Hill, Nolin Creek Estates, Fairwood Hills, Deer Creek, Forest Hills, and Fairwood East. O'Fallon Township High School's main campus at 600 South Smiley Street has undergone numerous additions over the past decades to ease overcrowding, including the creation of the separate 9th Grade Milburn Campus. A new city hall was completed in 1996.

Events[edit]

Annual events[edit]

  • City Hall's event calendar
    • May - Memorial Day To Honor Those Who Gave their lives in service of the nation (O'Fallon Veterans Monument)
    • November – Veterans Day Celebration at O'Fallon Veterans Monument; Veterans Day Parade - largest in the area
    • November, the Saturday after Thanksgiving - Lighted Holiday Parade

Parks and recreation[edit]

Rock Springs Nature Park
Public Library
  • Family Sports Park
  • Hesse Park
  • Katy Cavin's Community Center
  • O'Fallon Community Park
  • O'Fallon Memorial Pool
  • Rock Springs Nature Park
    • Nature center
    • Jogging/cycling paths
    • Nature trails
    • Natural prairie
    • Dog Park
  • St. Clair Recreation Complex
  • St. Ellen Mine Park
  • Thoman Park
  • Veteran's Monument
  • O'Fallon Public Library

Registered historic places[edit]

Schools[edit]

Delores Moye School
Private schools

Geography[edit]

O'Fallon is located at 38°35′N 89°54′W / 38.583°N 89.900°W / 38.583; -89.900 (38.591549, −89.912000).[3] O'Fallon is:

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 14.48 square miles (37.5 km2), of which 14.35 square miles (37.2 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.83%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18701,117
1880921−17.5%
1890865−6.1%
19001,26746.5%
19102,01859.3%
19202,37917.9%
19302,373−0.3%
19402,4071.4%
19503,02225.6%
19604,01833.0%
19707,26880.9%
198012,17367.5%
199016,07332.0%
200021,91036.3%
201028,28129.1%
Est. 201629,031[2]2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 28,281 people, 8,310 households, and 6,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,970/sq mi (760/km2). There were 8,310 housing units at an average density of 580/sq mi (220/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.67% White, 11.99% African American, 0.23% Native American, 2.47% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

There were 8,310 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,927, and the median income for a family was $66,262. Males had a median income of $46,303 versus $30,158 for females. The per capita income for the city was $248,821. About 4.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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