Grass Valley, Oregon

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Grass Valley, Oregon
City
Looking south along Mill Street (U.S. Route 97)
Looking south along Mill Street (U.S. Route 97)
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°21′33″N 120°47′8″W / 45.35917°N 120.78556°W / 45.35917; -120.78556Coordinates: 45°21′33″N 120°47′8″W / 45.35917°N 120.78556°W / 45.35917; -120.78556
Country United States
State Oregon
County Sherman
Incorporated 1901
Government
 • Mayor Neil Pattee
Area[1]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,275 ft (687.9 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 164
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 162
 • Density 321.6/sq mi (124.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97029
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-30650[4]
GNIS feature ID 1121305[5]

Grass Valley is a city in Sherman County, Oregon, United States. The population was 164 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 164 people, 74 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 321.6 inhabitants per square mile (124.2 /km2). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 180.4 per square mile (69.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 74 households of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 52 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 28.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 171 people, 75 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 323.4 people per square mile (124.6/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 175.9 per square mile (67.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.32% White, 2.34% Native American, 1.17% Asian, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.51% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,417, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,843. About 6.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Oregon Raceway Park is a 2.4-mile dedicated road course facility just east of the town.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  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. ^ Smith, Quinton (2010-05-19). "Oregon Raceway Park is a track of dreams for some Oregon racing enthusiasts". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 

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