O'Fallon, Missouri

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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
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
CountryUnited States
State Missouri
CountySt. Charles
MetroGreater St. Louis
First Settled1856
IncorporatedSeptember 25, 1912
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • MayorBill Hennessy
 • City Council
List
Area
 • City29.79 sq mi (77.14 km2)
 • Land29.78 sq mi (77.13 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation541 ft (165 m)
Population
 • City79,329
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
88,673
 • Density2,977.50/sq mi (1,149.64/km2)
 • Metro
2,810,056 (US: 19th)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63366, 63368
Area code(s)636
FIPS code29-54074
GNIS feature ID0756460[6]
Websitehttp://www.ofallon.mo.us/

O'Fallon /ˈfælən/ 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.[7] 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[edit]

O'Fallon was founded in 1856 by Nicholas Krekel.[8] The community was named by Krekel's older brother, Judge Arnold Krekel, after John O'Fallon, the president of the North Missouri Railroad.[9] A post office called O'Fallon has been in operation since 1859 with its first postmaster being Nicholas Krekel.[10] The St. Mary's Institute of O'Fallon was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[11]

In 2006, Money magazine named O'Fallon 39th in its "Best 100 Places to Live".[12] The magazine also ranked O'Fallon 68th out of 100 in 2008,[13] 26th out of 100 in 2010,[14] and 42nd out of 100 in 2017.[15]

Geography[edit]

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) are land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is covered by water.[16]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880295
1920588
19305941.0%
19406184.0%
195078927.7%
19603,770377.8%
19707,01886.2%
19808,67723.6%
199018,698115.5%
200046,169146.9%
201079,32971.8%
2019 (est.)88,673[5]11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[17]
2018 Estimate[18]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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.

Economy[edit]

Mastercard has a major presence in O'Fallon. Venture Stores[19] was headquartered and maintained a distribution center in O'Fallon, until its dissolution. The buildings are now occupied by True Manufacturing. Shell Oil Company announced on February 27, 2012, it was to close its regional distribution center here by the end of 2012, costing more than a dozen jobs.[20] Lou Fusz Automotive Dealership in O'Fallon, won the 2012 State of Missouri Bid Contract for Police vehicles for the second year in a row.[21]

Air Evac Lifeteam, an airplane service for the rural areas of the Ozarks, moved its headquarters to O'Fallon in 2015.

Sports[edit]

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.

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Civic Park, a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park, it features Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center, a bandstand and amphitheater.
  • Dames Park is a 59-acre (24 ha) sports park with three football fields and a fitness course.
  • Fort Zumwalt Park is a 47.5-acre (19.2 ha) park featuring a fishing lake, a disc golf course, playgrounds, and historic Fort Zumwalt.
  • Knaust Park is a 6-acre (24,000 m2) park with a playground and walking path.
  • O'Fallon Sports Park is a 95-acre (38 ha) soccer complex with 12 fields, playgrounds, and concessions. It is also home to the Renaud Spirit Center.
  • Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is a 76-acre (31 ha) baseball/softball complex with seven diamonds, adjacent to CarShield Field.
  • Westhoff Park is a 65-acre (26 ha) park featuring baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, tennis and handball courts, and a skate park.

Climate[edit]

O'Fallon has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa). Summers are hot and humid, while winters are moderately cold.

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)
85
(29)
88
(31)
94
(34)
92
(33)
97
(36)
105
(41)
107
(42)
102
(39)
95
(35)
85
(29)
76
(24)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 38
(3)
45
(7)
55
(13)
66
(19)
75
(24)
83
(28)
88
(31)
87
(31)
80
(27)
69
(21)
55
(13)
42
(6)
65
(19)
Average low °F (°C) 18
(−8)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
44
(7)
54
(12)
63
(17)
68
(20)
66
(19)
58
(14)
45
(7)
35
(2)
24
(−4)
44
(7)
Record low °F (°C) −23
(−31)
−14
(−26)
−11
(−24)
18
(−8)
26
(−3)
39
(4)
45
(7)
36
(2)
27
(−3)
19
(−7)
−5
(−21)
−28
(−33)
−28
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.79
(45)
2.26
(57)
3.38
(86)
3.58
(91)
4.34
(110)
3.62
(92)
4.18
(106)
3.13
(80)
3.29
(84)
3.10
(79)
3.56
(90)
2.41
(61)
38.64
(981)
Source: [22]

Government[edit]

O'Fallon operates under a charter form of government. In 2010, the current four wards were redistricted, and a new, fifth ward was created. The current mayor is William "Bill" Hennessy. As of April 2017, the city council members are Dave Hinman, Rick Lucas, Rose Mack, Tom Herweck, Reid Cranmer, Jeff Schwentker, Jeff Kuehn, Mike Pheney, and Debbie Cook.


Education and libraries[edit]

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).[23]

Infrastructure[edit]

Fire protection is mostly provided by the O'Fallon Fire Protection District,[24] 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.[25]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Fallon Elected Officials". City of O'Fallon, Missouri. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
  8. ^ "St. Charles County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 356.
  10. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  11. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  12. ^ "100 Best Places to Live". Money Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  13. ^ "100 Best Places to Live". Money Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  14. ^ "100 Best Places to Live". Money Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  15. ^ "O'Fallon, Missouri is MONEY's No. 42 Best Place to Live in America". Money. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  16. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  17. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  18. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Welcome to Venture." Venture Stores. January 11, 1998. Retrieved on August 14, 2009.
  20. ^ Shell to close operations in Ill., Mo. Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (February 27, 2012)
  21. ^ Ram, Napleton's Mid Rivers Chrysler Dodge Jeep. "Military And First Responder Program | Napleton's Mid Rivers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram". www.napletonsmidriverscdjr.com. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  22. ^ "Average Weather for O'Fallon, MO - Temperature and Precipitation". Weather.com. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  23. ^ "Branches & Hours". Mylibrary.org. Archived from the original on 25 May 2020.
  24. ^ http://ofallonfire.org ofallonfire.org
  25. ^ http://wentzvillefire.org wentzvillefire.org

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