Oakdale is situated in the heart of California's Central Valley. Located on the eastern edge of the valley, the city is a gateway to Yosemite National Park as well as the entire Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Oakdale can be reached from the west by exiting Highway 99 near Modesto and traveling east on Highway 120 or from the east via Highways 108 and 120. Primarily an agricultural community, Oakdale is also home to several large manufacturing firms including Hershey's Chocolate, Con Agra Foods and the United Can Company.
The City of Oakdale is a healthy, growing community. We have enjoyed a consistent growth annually for the past decade, and we are still moving on steadily. For detailed information on specific planned and future growth within the City of Oakdale, please visit the Specific Plan pages on this website, listed to the right. For specific statistics on the current population of the city, please click on the link provided below.