The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.7%.
12,342 people (59.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 8,146 people (39.4%) lived in rental housing units.
There is a scene where hoboes were herded off on a westbound train by railroad cops.
Oakdale doubled as a dusty 'Texas' town using railroad scenes for the film.
Oakdale goes by the slogan "Cowboy Capital of the World." The population was 20,675 at the 2010 census, up from 15,503 at the 2000 census.