Culver, Oregon

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Culver, Oregon
City
View of Culver from Round Butte
View of Culver from Round Butte
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°31′29″N 121°12′44″W / 44.52472°N 121.21222°W / 44.52472; -121.21222Coordinates: 44°31′29″N 121°12′44″W / 44.52472°N 121.21222°W / 44.52472; -121.21222
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1946
Government
 • Mayor Shawna Clanton (L)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,640 ft (804.7 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,357
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,360
 • Density 1,966.7/sq mi (759.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97734
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-17300[3]
GNIS feature ID 1140541[5]
Website www.cityofculver.net

Culver is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,357 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Orace Gabriel Collver[6] moved from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Eastern Oregon and founded the town of Culver. Since he was the postmaster, he got to name the town, but to avoid confusion with another town with similar spelling and sound, he changed it to Culver. He built a general store, which housed the post office and became the center of the community. In 1911, the railroad came through, but on the opposite side of the valley, so the town relocated to the railroad. Collver had the whole house moved to the new location, while the townspeople used the lumber from their old homes and buildings to build new ones. The upstairs of his store housed a meeting hall that was used for local events and dances.

Collver married Margaret J. Barnett on October 16, 1881. They raised Ruth Church, the daughter of his sister, Sarah Collver Church, after Sarah's death.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 62
1950 301
1960 301 0.0%
1970 407 35.2%
1980 514 26.3%
1990 570 10.9%
2000 802 40.7%
2010 1,357 69.2%
source:[3][8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,357 people, 436 households, and 338 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,966.7 inhabitants per square mile (759.3 /km2). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 698.6 per square mile (269.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.5% White, 0.4% African American, 3.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 13.0% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.4% of the population.[3]

There were 436 households of which 53.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.51.[3]

The median age in the city was 30.3 years. 36.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 8.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.[3]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 802 people, 254 households, and 198 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,302.0 people per square mile (499.4/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 446.5 per square mile (171.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.94% White, 0.25% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 16.83% from other races, and 6.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.18% of the population.[3]

There were 254 households out of which 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.59.[3]

In the city the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 12.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.[3]

The median income for a household in the city was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $30,278 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,865. About 16.1% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[3]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Education[edit]

Culver is served by the three-school Culver School District, including Culver High School.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lp.org/candidates/elected-official/shawna-clanton
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ (February 16, 1854, Looking Glass, Douglas County, Oregon – November 14, 1939, Jefferson County, Oregon)
  7. ^ Collver Culver Colver Family History
  8. ^ 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. 

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