Oak Ridge, Missouri

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Oak Ridge is a village in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 202 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As the name implies, the village is built on a high ridge, which is a divide between the Apple Creek and Whitewater River watersheds.



The Oak Ridge R-6 School District is a small, public secondary education facility that runs throughout much of northern Cape Girardeau County. With an average yearly enrollment of 350 students in grades K-12, it is one of the smaller public schools in Southeast Missouri. Its school colors are blue and white, and its mascot is the blue jay. Athletics at ORHS consist of boys’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, boys’ baseball, girls’ softball, cross country, and cheerleading.

For adults aged 25 and older in Oak Ridge, 66.9% possess a high school diploma as their highest educational attainment, 15.9% have less than high school and 14.7% possess a bachelor's degree or higher educational degree while 2.5% of the population possesses a post-graduate or professional degree.


Oak Ridge is located at 37°29′59″N 89°43′47″W / 37.49972°N 89.72972°W / 37.49972; -89.72972 (37.499816, -89.729688)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 202 people, 82 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 549.3 people per square mile (210.8/km²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 255.6/sq mi (98.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.99% African American, 0.50% Native American, and 0.50% from two or more races.

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