Coquille, Oregon

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Coquille, Oregon
City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°10′46″N 124°11′15″W / 43.17944°N 124.18750°W / 43.17944; -124.18750Coordinates: 43°10′46″N 124°11′15″W / 43.17944°N 124.18750°W / 43.17944; -124.18750
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Incorporated 1885
Government
 • Mayor Matt Rowe
Area[1]
 • Total 2.80 sq mi (7.25 km2)
 • Land 2.76 sq mi (7.15 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 40 ft (12.2 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,866
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,836
 • Density 1,400.7/sq mi (540.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97423
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-15350[4]
GNIS feature ID 1119276[5]
Website www.cityofcoquille.org

Coquille /kˈkl/ is a city that is the county seat of Coos County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,866 at the 2010 census. The primary economic base is the timber industry. The city derives its name from the Coquille Indian tribe.

Geography and climate[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.80 square miles (7.25 km2), of which, 2.76 square miles (7.15 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Coquille is bordered by the Coquille River which drains part of the Coastal Range into the Pacific Ocean at Bandon.

The record high temperature is 104 °F (40 °C), set on September 22, 2009. The record low temperature is 8 °F (−13 °C), set on December 22, 1990. There is one day of at least 90 °F (32 °C) per year. Conversely, there are 23 days with a high of less than 50 °F (10 °C) and 38 days with a temperature of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower.[6]


Climate data for Coquille, Oregon (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 74
(23)
85
(29)
83
(28)
91
(33)
95
(35)
96
(36)
98
(37)
94
(34)
104
(40)
102
(39)
79
(26)
73
(23)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 54
(12)
56
(13)
58
(14)
60
(16)
64
(18)
68
(20)
72
(22)
73
(23)
73
(23)
67
(19)
58
(14)
53
(12)
63
(17.2)
Average low °F (°C) 37
(3)
37
(3)
39
(4)
40
(4)
44
(7)
48
(9)
51
(11)
51
(11)
47
(8)
43
(6)
40
(4)
36
(2)
42.8
(6)
Record low °F (°C) 12
(−11)
11
(−12)
25
(−4)
26
(−3)
30
(−1)
34
(1)
39
(4)
37
(3)
31
(−1)
24
(−4)
18
(−8)
8
(−13)
8
(−13)
Precipitation inches (mm) 8.93
(226.8)
6.75
(171.5)
6.66
(169.2)
4.62
(117.3)
2.89
(73.4)
1.57
(39.9)
.39
(9.9)
.51
(13)
1.21
(30.7)
3.66
(93)
8.63
(219.2)
9.63
(244.6)
55.45
(1,408.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ .01 in) 19.8 16.5 18.7 17.0 12.7 8.4 3.8 3.4 6.1 11.5 19.8 19.3 157
Source: NOAA [6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 100
1880 176 76.0%
1890 494 180.7%
1900 728 47.4%
1910 1,398 92.0%
1920 1,642 17.5%
1930 2,732 66.4%
1940 3,327 21.8%
1950 3,523 5.9%
1960 4,370 24.0%
1970 4,437 1.5%
1980 4,481 1.0%
1990 4,121 −8.0%
2000 4,184 1.5%
2010 3,866 −7.6%
source:[2][7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,866 people, 1,640 households, and 1,036 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,400.7 inhabitants per square mile (540.8/km2). There were 1,828 housing units at an average density of 662.3 per square mile (255.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.4% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 1,640 households of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

The Coquille waterfront circa 1908−14 with the boats Wolverine, Favorite, and Wilhelmina at dock. Wolverine was built in Coos Bay in 1908, and Coquille was also built in 1908.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,184 people, 1,686 households, and 1,129 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,538.3 people per square mile (593.9/km²). There were 1,850 housing units at an average density of 680.2 per square mile (262.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.64% White, 0.50% African American, 1.77% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 1,686 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population dispersal was 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,931, and the median income for a family was $35,144. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $21,567 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,619. About 7.6% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Museums and other points of interest[edit]

The historic A.J. Sherwood House (built 1901) in Coquille, Oregon is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Coquille Valley Historical Society established the Coquille Valley Museum in May 2005.[8]

A seasonal live theatre performance of melodrama by local volunteers is performed at the Sawdust Theatre that was resited following a fire in 1994.[9]

Education[edit]

The Coquille School District provides K-12 public education for residents of the area. Southwestern Oregon Community College in nearby Coos Bay offers two-year associate's degrees and other academic programs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Coquille, Oregon". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  7. ^ Moffatt, Riley Moore (1996). Population History of Western U.S. Cities and Towns, 1850–1990. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-8108-3033-2. 
  8. ^ "Coquille Valley Museum". Coquille Valley Historical Society. Accessed June 2010.
  9. ^ Sawdust Theatre (website). Accessed June 2010.

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