The Village of Oak River and surrounding area’s population is approximately 416 people. The village has become very determined to surpass the expectations of most rural communities by encouraging economic development. The completion of the nature trail, the golf driving range, and campground are excellent examples of the community’s determination to progress while many other communities of this size have become ghost towns.

The Oakdale Senior’s Housing was built in 1995. This complex has six apartments, a community room, and a library. The complex is located in downtown Oak River. The location’s close proximity to the downtown area allows the senior’s to continue their independence.