Oakesdale, Washington

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Oakesdale is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 420 at the 2000 census.



Oakesdale was incorporated in 1890.

Historical population

  • 1890...528
  • 1900...928
  • 1910...882
  • 1920...816
  • 1930...637
  • 1940...590
  • 1950...576
  • 1960...474
  • 1970...447
  • 1980...444
  • 1990...346
  • 2000...420

Notable natives


Oakesdale is located at 47°7′50″N 117°14′40″W / 47.13056°N 117.24444°W / 47.13056; -117.24444 (47.130573, -117.244359).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 420 people, 172 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 404.2 people per square mile (155.9/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 186.7/sq mi (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.24% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.88.

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