King City, Oregon
|King City, Oregon|
Strip mall on 99W
Location in Oregon
|• Mayor||Ron E. Shay|
|• Total||0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)|
|• Land||0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||213 ft (64.9 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,319|
|• Density||4,320.8/sq mi (1,668.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||503 and 971|
|GNIS feature ID||1129800|
King City is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Its name was picked arbitrarily by the Tualatin Development Company, Inc., which used a royalty theme in naming the city streets. The population was 3,111 at the 2010 census.
The community was built by the Tualatin Development Company starting in 1964. Created as a planned adult community, King City was incorporated in March 1966. Build-out of the original 273 acres (110 ha) finished about 1978. Originally, King City was developed as an age-restricted community governed by the rules of the King City Civic Association (KCCA) in which people under 50 could not live in the city.
The KCCA rules, which forbid minors from living within its city limits for more than a short time, have since been subjected to increasing criticism. The city of King City, which covers a larger area than KCCA, does not, and legally cannot, enforce any age or similar limitations on who may reside in the city. The city annexed an area to the west that will include 400-450 new homes when completed. Homes in the new area are not age restricted.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,111 people, 1,735 households, and 729 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,320.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,668.3 /km2). There were 1,920 housing units at an average density of 2,666.7 per square mile (1,029.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 1.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.
There were 1,735 households of which 12.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 58.0% were non-families. 54.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 43.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.63.
The median age in the city was 63.9 years. 13% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 48% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 38.2% male and 61.8% female.
At the 2000 census, there were 1,949 people, 1,389 households and 480 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,652.9 per square mile (1,791.7/km²). There were 1,488 housing units at an average density of 3,552.4 per square mile (1,367.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.31% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.
There were 1,389 households of which 0.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 65.4% were non-families. 63.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 55.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.40 and the average family size was 2.09.
Age distribution was 0.9% under the age of 18, 0.5% from 18 to 24, 3.0% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 78.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 76 years. For every 100 females there were 50.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 49.8 males.
The median household income was $28,617, and the median family income was $49,444. Males had a median income of $39,917 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,536. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.1% of those over 64.
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- "Growth near end". The Oregonian. November 22, 1977. p. W7.
- Oliver, Gordon (November 9, 1976). "King City charts future". The Oregonian. p. B7W.
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