Myrtle Creek, Oregon

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"Myrtle Creek" redirects here. For the place in Australia, see Myrtle Creek, New South Wales. For the stream, see Myrtle Creek (Curry County, Oregon).
Myrtle Creek, Oregon
City
A hotel in Myrtle Creek
A hotel in Myrtle Creek
Nickname(s): Gateway to the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°1′37″N 123°16′56″W / 43.02694°N 123.28222°W / 43.02694; -123.28222Coordinates: 43°1′37″N 123°16′56″W / 43.02694°N 123.28222°W / 43.02694; -123.28222
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
Incorporated 1893
Government
 • Mayor Daniel E. Jocoy
Area[1]
 • Total 2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Land 2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 660 ft (201.2 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,439
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,427
 • Density 1,370.1/sq mi (529.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97457
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-50950[4]
GNIS feature ID 1124576[5]
Website cityofmyrtlecreek.com

Myrtle Creek is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,439 at the 2010 census.[6] It is the birthplace of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,439 people, 1,382 households, and 930 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,370.1 inhabitants per square mile (529.0 /km2). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 606.0 per square mile (234.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 0.3% African American, 2.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 1,382 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,419 people, 1,339 households, and 914 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,952.5 people per square mile (754.3/km²). There were 1,437 housing units at an average density of 820.6 per square mile (317.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.45% White, 0.15% African American, 2.14% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 1,339 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,658, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $30,559 versus $22,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,813. About 14.4% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.9% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Climate[edit]

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, Myrtle Creek has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]

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