Manzanita Beach from Highway 101, due north of the town.
Location in Oregon
|• Mayor||Garry Bullard|
|• Total||0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)|
|• Land||0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||78 ft (23.8 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||605|
|• Density||729.3/sq mi (281.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1123738|
Manzanita // is a coastal city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 101 about 25 miles south of Seaside and 25 miles north of Tillamook. The population was 598 at the 2010 census.
Manzanita was platted as a beach resort in 1912. Manzanita post office was established in 1914 and named for the manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.) plants that grow in the area. Manzanita means "little apple" in Spanish.
As of the census of 2010, there were 598 people, 315 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 729.3 inhabitants per square mile (281.6 /km2). There were 1,285 housing units at an average density of 1,567.1 per square mile (605.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 1.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.
There were 315 households of which 10.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.40.
The median age in the city was 59.9 years. 10% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.4% were from 25 to 44; 36.5% were from 45 to 64; and 37% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 564 people, 307 households, and 177 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.1 people per square mile (294.3/km²). There were 1,078 housing units at an average density of 1,450.9 per square mile (562.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.45% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.89% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.
There were 307 households out of which 9.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.33.
In the city the population was spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 14.4% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 34.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $43,958. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,428. About 4.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
Each year a local organization, North County Recreation District, organizes the "Manzanita Beach Walk & Run", an event meant to promote a healthy and active community. Since 1990 the event has been run on the sandy shores nestled at the foot of Neahkahnie Mountain which is used as a fundraiser for the local fitness center located in Nehalem. Runners and walkers alike from all over Oregon, Washington, and California as well as other states and countries come to run the event. The course stretching onto the beach just below Laneda Avenue in Manzanita heads south towards Nehalem Bay Jetty with turn arounds for 5K and 10K, at which time participants face Neahkahnie Mountain for a picturesque finish. Since its beginnings the event has grown to a majority of out of area commuters that come to participate in the event. The 2012 event being its most successful year to date, with 278 participants, again a large majority being from out of the area.
Points of interest
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 608. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
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