Drain, Oregon

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Drain, Oregon
City
Charles and Anna Drain House
Charles and Anna Drain House
Motto: Gateway to the Pacific[1]
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°39′42″N 123°18′53″W / 43.66167°N 123.31472°W / 43.66167; -123.31472Coordinates: 43°39′42″N 123°18′53″W / 43.66167°N 123.31472°W / 43.66167; -123.31472
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
Incorporated 1887
Government
 • Mayor Suzanne Anderson
Area[2]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 290 ft (88.4 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,151
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,143
 • Density 1,886.9/sq mi (728.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97435
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-20500[5]
GNIS feature ID 1166647[6]
Website www.cityofdrain.org

Drain is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,151 at the 2010 census.[7] Drain is named after town founder and politician Charles J. Drain, who donated 60 acres (24 ha) of nearby land to the Oregon and California Railroad in 1871.[8]

History[edit]

The Drain Normal School was founded in the community in 1883 by the Methodist Church. The state took over the school in 1885 and named it as the Central Oregon State Normal School, before it closed in June 1908.[8]

Geography[edit]

Drain Normal School in 1902

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.[2]

Drain is located at the crossroads of Oregon Route 99 and Oregon Route 38, at a pass in the Coast Range, on the way west to the Pacific Ocean.

Pass Creek, a tributary of the Umpqua River, runs through Drain.

Climate data for Drain, Oregon (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 49.6
(9.8)
54.1
(12.3)
58.9
(14.9)
63.4
(17.4)
69.9
(21.1)
75.2
(24)
83.6
(28.7)
84.2
(29)
79.4
(26.3)
67.1
(19.5)
54.5
(12.5)
47.9
(8.8)
65.65
(18.69)
Average low °F (°C) 35.4
(1.9)
35.6
(2)
37.6
(3.1)
39.9
(4.4)
44.3
(6.8)
48.5
(9.2)
51.9
(11.1)
51.2
(10.7)
46.6
(8.1)
42.4
(5.8)
39.3
(4.1)
35.0
(1.7)
42.31
(5.74)
Precipitation inches (mm) 7.16
(181.9)
5.60
(142.2)
5.03
(127.8)
3.89
(98.8)
2.80
(71.1)
1.34
(34)
0.43
(10.9)
0.62
(15.7)
1.23
(31.2)
3.34
(84.8)
7.84
(199.1)
8.63
(219.2)
47.92
(1,217.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.2
(0.5)
0.8
(2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.7
(1.8)
1.7
(4.3)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 20.4 16.9 19.3 16.7 12.1 8.3 2.8 2.8 5.9 12.9 20.0 19.9 158
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.3 1.2
Source: NOAA [9]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,151 people, 454 households, and 319 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,886.9 inhabitants per square mile (728.5 /km2). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 806.6 per square mile (311.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 0.2% African American, 2.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 454 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,021 people, 397 households, and 289 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,879.0 people per square mile (730.0/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 811.6 per square mile (315.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.60% White, 0.10% African American, 2.64% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 4.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.33% of the population.

There were 397 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,833, and the median income for a family was $34,231. Males had a median income of $30,278 versus $20,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,810. About 8.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drain, Oregon". Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Drain city, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Corning, Howard M. (1989). Dictionary of Oregon History. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 0832304492.
  9. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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