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Encyclopedia > O'Fallon, Missouri
O'Fallon, Missouri
Official seal of O'Fallon, Missouri
Seal
Motto: Tradition With Vision
Coordinates: 38°47′04″N 90°42′29″W / 38.78444, -90.70806
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Charles
First Settled 1856
Incorporated September 25, 1912
Government
 - Mayor Donna Morrow
Area
 - Total 22.47 sq mi (58.21 km²)
 - Land 22.47 sq mi (58.19 km²)
 - Water 0.006 sq mi (0.01 km²)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 72,477
 - Density 2,982.15/sq mi (1,151.56/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-54074GR2
GNIS feature ID 0756460GR3
Website: http://www.ofallon.mo.us/

O'Fallon is a suburban city along Interstate 70 between Lake St. Louis and St. Peters in Saint Charles County, Missouri. It is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a 2006 the population of 72,477[1], it is the eighth largest city in the state. O'Fallon is also home of the River City Rascals minor league baseball team. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links St. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... St. ... A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County St. ... St. ... St. ... The St. ... The River City Rascals are a minor league baseball team and members of the independent Frontier League. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ...

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History

After the War of 1812, there was a westward flow of migration through the present-day St. Charles County on the Booneslick Trail, which would later have parts of the trail become modern-day Interstate 70. During the 1830s, many German settlers came to the O'Fallon area inspired by Gottfried Duden's Republic of the Western States of North America. The report was based on his account of living in St. Charles. O'Fallon's history as a city starts in the 1850s. Arnold Krekel was a German immigrant who held a number of offices including U.S. District Court Judge and Missouri state legislator, he founded a German language newspaper, and he invested in the North Missouri Railroad along with many other things. Krekel never lived in O'Fallon, however, his younger brother, Nicholas, built the first home which still stands. In 1854, Judge Krekel granted the North Missouri Railroad permission to build a depot on his property along with a right-of-way on his "Krekel Addition". In 1856, Judge Krekel named the depot O'Fallon Station after his friend John O'Fallon, the railroad's president and a noted philanthropist. In 1860, the "Krekel Addition" was renamed O'Fallon, and in 1912, it was incorporated. For many years, O'Fallon was a quiet, small community in central St. Charles County, until the early 1980s, when the population boom began. The population for O'Fallon rose to over 17,000 by 1990, and is over 70,000 residents as of 2006.[citation needed] Questionable political moves and a large increase in affordable housing led to increased traffic and crime rates.[neutrality disputed] After a proposal to redevelop older parts of the city, residents complained of an eminent domain conflict.[citation needed] In 2006 Money Magazine named O'Fallon as one of its "Best 100 Places to Live." The River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League play at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, which was built in 1999, and is located on Tom Ginnever Boulevard and T.R. Hughes Boulevard, near the downtown sector. Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... // Production of steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Railroads begin to supplant canals in the United States as a primary means of transporting goods. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Frontier League, based in Troy, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States and Western Pennsylvania. ... T.R. Hughes Ballpark is a stadium in OFallon, Missouri. ... This article is about the year. ...


The Megan Meier suicide controversy involves residents of O'Fallon and nearby Dardenne Prairie; the Drew and former Meier residents are located in Dardenne Prairie, and the house addresses are rendered as Dardenne Prairie addresses in some instances and O'Fallon addresses in some instances. [2] A partner of the Drews who sent many of the "Josh Evans" messages, lived in O'Fallon. [3] The authors of the "Josh Evans" account involved falsely stated that the "boy" was a resident of O'Fallon. The Megan Meier suicide controversy concerns the suicide of Megan Meier (6 November 1992 – 17 October 2006), who was an American teenager from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri. ... Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County St. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 46,169 people in the city, organized into 15,389 households and 12,603 families. The population density is 793.3/km² (2,054.9/mi²). There are 15,920 housing units at an average density of 273.6/km² (708.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.32% caucasian, 2.24% African American, 0.74% Asian, 0.23% Native American, 00.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 15,389 households out of which 50.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% are non-families. 14.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.98 and the average family size is 3.30. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 38.8% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $60,179, and the median income for a family is $64,627. Males have a median income of $45,295 versus $29,129 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,774. 3.3% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

O'Fallon is home to MasterCard’s headquarters for Global Technology and Operations center, where MasterCard’s credit-card transactions from around the world are settled. Attracting that center cost the city, county, and state: MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE: MA) is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, NY in the United States. ...

  • $27.4 million in highway improvements;
  • $10 million in tax credits funded through the state and an additional $1.2 million in business facility tax credits;
  • $3 million in state job training programs for its employees;
  • Refinanced loans and community development grants worth more than $1.6 million; and
  • A $785,000 rate discount on electricity service from Ameren.

O'Fallon was the former headquarters of Venture Stores. Within the Australian, Canadian, United Kingdom, and United States tax systems, a tax credit is an item which is treated as a payment already made towards taxes owed. ... Ameren Corporation is a holding company for several power companies and energy companies. ... The corporate logo History Venture Stores, Inc was a former chain of retail stores that operated in the American midwest. ...


O'Fallon is also home to CitiMortgage Headquarters, which employs over 4,700 people.


Law and government

Mayor Donna Morrow
City Administrator Robert G. Lowery, Jr.


City Council Members

Ward 1

  • Daniel Christoff
  • Bill Gardner

Ward 2

  • Pierce Conley
  • Rick Lucas

Ward 3

  • John Haman Jr.
  • Jeff Yelich

Ward 4

  • Bill Hennessy
  • Jeff Schwentker

Education

O'Fallon is home to satellite campuses of Webster University and Lindenwood University. The private Catholic school St. Dominic is located in O'Fallon, as is Christian High School, a non-denominational Christian secondary school. For public schools, 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. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Webster University is an American private university in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. ... Lindenwood University is a four-year liberal arts institution in St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Distinctions

In 2006, Money magazine recognized O’Fallon as one of the nation’s 100 Best Places to Live. Of the 100 cities selected, Money winnowed out a “Top 10” list. In O’Fallon, jobs grew 25.32% from 2000-2005, versus an average of 10.97% for the Top 10 communities. In fact, of the 100 “Best Places” cities, O’Fallon ranked second in the nation for job growth. In O’Fallon, the risk of becoming a crime victim was one-third less than the average risk in Top 10 communities.
Fire Protection is provided by the O'Fallon Fire Protection District which in 2007 became the first Internationally Accredited Fire Agency in the State of Missouri. The award was made by the Center for Public Safety Excellence's Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The CFAI has approved accreditation status for only 120 fire agencies world wide.
New O’Fallon homes cost an average of $219,066, versus an average of $259,566 for a new home in the Top 10 communities. More information can be found on the Money CNN Web site, money.cnn.com/magazines, or in the August 2006 issue of Money.


References

  1. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US2954074&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=O%27fallon&_cityTown=O%27fallon&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  2. ^ "Offense/Incident Report," St. Charles County Sheriff's Department via The Smoking Gun
  3. ^ "UPDATE: No charges to be filed over Meier suicide," Suburban Journals

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External links

  • City of O'Fallon
  • O'Fallon Fire Protection District
  • O'Fallon, Missouri is at coordinates 38°48′38″N 90°41′60″W / 38.8106075, -90.6998477Coordinates: 38°48′38″N 90°41′60″W / 38.8106075, -90.6998477
  • O'Fallon Sesquicentennial

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