O’Fallon, Illinois – Wikipedia

O'Fallon, Illinois - Wikipedia
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Metropolis in Illinois, United States

O’Fallon is a metropolis in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The 2010 census listed the inhabitants at 28,281. Town is the third largest metropolis within the Metro-East area and Southern Illinois. It sits 5 miles (8.0 km) from Scott Air Drive Base and 18 miles (29 km) from Downtown St Louis.

Like its namesake in St. Charles County, Missouri, O’Fallon is a part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Space. This makes O’Fallon (together with the 2 Troys in Illinois and Missouri) one of many few pairs of like-named municipalities to be a part of the identical MSA.

Historical past[edit]

Based in 1854, O’Fallon’s namesake comes from Colonel John O’Fallon who was a rich gentleman from St. Louis. In downtown O’Fallon, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad depot was constructed, which helped put O’Fallon on the map. Metropolis heaps have been platted and offered at a public public sale on Could 18, 1854. A publish workplace was established the next 12 months and town started attracting German settlers in search of fertile farming land. On January 27, 1874, O’Fallon was included as a village. On March 14, 1905, the residents voted for a change to town type of authorities. Since its founding, O’Fallon has gained inhabitants yearly besides 1930, when the census confirmed a internet lack of six residents.

Town heart is roughly two miles east of the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 50. Suburban progress in O’Fallon expanded significantly in the course of the Eighties and following the enlargement of Interstate 64 within the Nineteen Nineties. Subdivisions embody Thornbury Hill, Nolin Creek Estates, Fairwood Hills, Deer Creek, Forest Hills, and Fairwood East. O’Fallon Township Excessive Faculty’s most important campus at 600 South Smiley Avenue has undergone quite a few additions over the previous many years to ease overcrowding, together with the creation of the separate ninth Grade Milburn Campus.

O’Fallon’s metropolis seal was designed in 1974 by Michael Donovan, an OTHS freshman, throughout a contest held by the O’Fallon Junior Girl’s Membership to create a metropolis flag. In Could 1975, the design was finalized by Louis Bradshaw and was then adopted by town as its official metropolis flag. In response to the 2004 e-book revealed by the O’Fallon Historic Society, O’Fallon Sesquicentennial Historical past:

“The design is yellow gold on a blue background—the colours of the highschool. The decide and shovel symbolize the coal mines that have been so vital to O’Fallon’s financial system for over 100 years. The locomotive represents the railroad to which O’Fallon owes its existence. The planes symbolize Scott Air Drive Base the place many in O’Fallon discover employment—each navy and civil service.”


Annual occasions[edit]

  • Metropolis Corridor’s occasion calendar
    • Could – Memorial Day To Honor These 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 within the space
    • November, the Saturday after Thanksgiving – Lighted Vacation Parade

Parks and public providers[edit]

O’Fallon Parks and Recreation

  • Household Sports activities Park
  • Hesse Park
  • Katy Cavin’s Neighborhood Heart
  • O’Fallon Neighborhood Park
  • O’Fallon Memorial Pool
  • Rock Springs Nature Park
    • Nature heart
    • Jogging/biking paths
    • Nature trails
    • Pure prairie
    • Canine Park
  • MCT Goshen Trailhead
  • St. Clair Recreation Advanced
  • St. Ellen Mine Park
  • Thoman Park
  • Veteran’s Monument


Registered historic locations


  • O’Fallon Neighborhood Consolidated Faculty District #90
    • Delores Moye Elementary Faculty
    • Estelle Kampmeyer Elementary Faculty
    • J. E. Hinchcliffe Sr. Elementary Faculty
    • Laverna Evans Elementary Faculty
    • Marie Schaefer Elementary Faculty
    • Amelia V. Carriel Junior Excessive Faculty
    • Edward A. Fulton Junior Excessive Faculty
  • O’Fallon Central Faculty District #104
  • O’Fallon Township Excessive Faculty District No. 203

Personal colleges

  • Discovery Faculty
  • St. Clare Catholic Faculty
  • First Baptist Academy


O’Fallon is situated at 38°35′N 89°54′W / 38.583°N 89.900°W / 38.583; -89.900 (38.591549, −89.912000).[4] O’Fallon is:

In response to the 2010 census, town has a complete space of 14.48 sq. miles (37.5 km2), of which 14.35 sq. miles (37.2 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 0.12 sq. miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.83%) is water.[5]


Historic inhabitants
Census Pop.
1870 1,117
1880 921 −17.5%
1890 865 −6.1%
1900 1,267 46.5%
1910 2,018 59.3%
1920 2,379 17.9%
1930 2,373 −0.3%
1940 2,407 1.4%
1950 3,022 25.6%
1960 4,018 33.0%
1970 7,268 80.9%
1980 12,173 67.5%
1990 16,073 32.0%
2000 21,910 36.3%
2010 28,281 29.1%
2019 (est.) 29,583 [3] 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2018 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there have been 28,281 individuals, 8,310 households, and 6,016 households residing within the metropolis. The inhabitants density was 1,970/sq mi (760/km2). There have been 8,310 housing items at a median density of 580/sq mi (220/km2). The racial make-up of town was 82.67% White, 11.99% African American, 0.23% Native American, 2.47% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from different races, and 1.77% from two or extra races. Hispanic or Latino of any race have been 2.23% of the inhabitants.

Of the 8,310 households 39.6% had youngsters beneath the age of 18 residing with them, 59.0% have been married {couples} residing collectively, 10.5% had a feminine householder with no husband current, and 27.6% have been non-families. 23.2% of households have been one individual and seven.2% have been one individual aged 65 or older. The typical family dimension was 2.62 and the typical household dimension was 3.13.

The age distribution was 28.3% beneath the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and eight.9% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For each 100 females, there have been 93.2 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there have been 90.1 males.

The median family earnings was $55,927 and the median household earnings was $66,262. Males had a median earnings of $46,303 versus $30,158 for females. The per capita earnings for town was $24,821. About 4.1% of households and 5.0% of the inhabitants have been beneath the poverty line, together with 5.0% of these beneath age 18 and seven.9% of these age 65 or over.

Notable individuals[edit]



  1. ^ “Type of Authorities Metropolis of O’Fallon”. Metropolis of O’Fallon, IL. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  2. ^ “2019 U.S. Gazetteer Information”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b “Inhabitants and Housing Unit Estimates”. United States Census Bureau. Could 24, 2020. Retrieved Could 27, 2020.
  4. ^ “US Gazetteer recordsdata: 2010, 2000, and 1990”. United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ “2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Information for Locations – Illinois”. United States Census. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. “Census of Inhabitants and Housing”. Retrieved Could 13, 2015.
  7. ^ “Inhabitants Estimates”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ “U.S. Census web site”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. ^ “EXCHANGE: Man has turn out to be referred to as social media’s Historical past Man”. Each day Herald – Paddock Publications. Retrieved December 18, 2019.

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