Malin city sign on Klamath Falls-Malin Highway.
Location in Oregon
|• Mayor||Gary Zieg|
|• Total||0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)|
|• Land||0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,062 ft (1,238 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||792|
|• Density||1,610.0/sq mi (621.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||458 and 541|
|GNIS feature ID||1136509|
According to Lewis A. McArthur, Malin was settled September 30, 1909, on land that was formerly at the bottom of Tule Lake by 65 Bohemian families who named the new town for their former home. McArthur also alludes to the discovery of fossils near Malin in 1925. Many surviving descendants of these original Czech families still call Malin home and maintain family farms.
Malin is at an elevation of 4,062 feet (1,238 m) in southern Klamath County near the Oregon–California border. It is along a spur of Oregon Route 39, southeast of Klamath Falls, east of Merrill, and northeast of Tulelake. Lava Beds National Monument is to the south, nearby in California. By highway, the city is 30 miles (48 km) from Klamath Falls and 309 miles (497 km) from Portland.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Malin has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 805 people, 255 households, and 194 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,610.0 inhabitants per square mile (621.6/km2). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 556.0 per square mile (214.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.6% White, 1.1% Native American, 25.7% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.8% of the population.
There were 255 households of which 49.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% 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 3.66.
The median age in the city was 29.1 years. 33.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 19.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 638 people, 200 households, and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,810.4 people per square mile (703.8/km2). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 615.8 per square mile (239.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.32% White, 0.63% African American, 2.19% Native American, 0.63% Pacific Islander, 31.03% from other races. About 2% were of two or more races. About 54% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 200 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.5% were non-families. Twenty percent of all households were made up of individuals. About 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.61. The age distribution was 36.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,750, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,258. About 19.4% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Economy and infrastructure
As of 2002, the three largest employers in Malin were the Circle C (potato shed), Baley Troutman (farm), and Cy's Market (grocery store).
The "Malin Substation", an electrical substation owned by PG&E, PacifiCorp, and BPA, forms the northern end of Path 66, a major north-south power transmission corridor. Near Malin is the Malin interconnect, where the Tuscarora, Gas Transmission Northwest and Pacific Gas & Electric gas pipelines currently connect, as will the Ruby Pipeline currently under construction.
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- "U.S. Gazetteer: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
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- McArthur, Lewis A. (1982). Oregon Geographic Names (5th ed.). Portland: Western Imprints. p. 468.
- The 2013 Road Atlas. Chicago, Illinois: Rand McNally. pp. 84, 85. ISBN 978-052-80062-2-7.
- "Malin Community Profile". Infrastructure Finance Authority. 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Climate Summary for Malin, Oregon
- Moffatt, Riley Moore (1996). Population History of Western U.S. Cities and Towns, 1850–1990. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-8108-3033-2.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 2, 2014.
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