O’Fallon is a city in Missouri along Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 between Lake St. Louis and St. Peters. It is considered to be part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. According to 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.
Another “O’Fallon” 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 that are part of the same area.
In 1856, O’Fallon was founded by Nicholas Krekel. The community was named after John O’Fallon, the President of the North Missouri Railroad. The O’Fallon post office has been in operation since 1859.
O’Fallon is home to satellite campuses of Webster University and Lindenwood University.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.20 square miles, of which 29.19 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water.
The breakdown of inhabitants and ethnicity is as follows (as of the census of 2010): 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. There were 29,376 housing units at an average density of 1,006.4 per square mile. The city’s racial makeup 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.
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.
Sports at O’Fallon, Missouri
O’Fallon is the home of the River City Rascals, an independent Frontier League baseball team. The Rascals play 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.
Parks and recreation at O’Fallon, Missouri
O’Fallon is home to several parks and recreation areas:
- Civic Park – A 20-acre park featuring Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, Bandstand, and Amphitheater.
- Dames Park – A 59-acre sports park with three football fields and a fitness course.
- Fort Zumwalt Park – A 47.5-acre park featuring a fishing lake, a disc golf course, playgrounds, and historic Fort Zumwalt.
- Knaust Park – A 6-acre park with a playground and walking path.
- O’Fallon Sports Park is a 95-acre soccer complex with 12 fields, playgrounds, and concessions, home to the Renaud Spirit Center.
- Ozzie Smith Sports Complex – A 76-acre 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-acre park featuring baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, tennis and handball courts, and a skate park.