Myrtle Point, Oregon

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Myrtle Point, Oregon
City
Myrtle Point City Hall
Myrtle Point City Hall
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°3′53″N 124°8′20″W / 43.06472°N 124.13889°W / 43.06472; -124.13889Coordinates: 43°3′53″N 124°8′20″W / 43.06472°N 124.13889°W / 43.06472; -124.13889
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Incorporated 1887
Government
 • Mayor Michael P. Johnson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation [2] 131 ft (40 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,514
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,491
 • Density 1,561.5/sq mi (602.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97458
Area code(s) 458 and 541
FIPS code 41-51050[3]
GNIS feature ID 1124581[5]

Myrtle Point is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,514 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), of which, 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Myrtle Point is inland about 15 miles (24 km) from the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon. Oregon Route 42, which runs generally east−west from near Roseburg to near Coos Bay, passes through Myrtle Point.[7] The South Fork Coquille River receives the east fork of the Coquille River just south of the city, and the combined stream receives the North Fork Coquille River just north of Myrtle Point.[7]

The city is 131 feet (40 m) above sea level.[2] The inland valley climate is typically mild and often wet.

Climate data for Myrtle Point, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 74
(23)
85
(29)
83
(28)
91
(33)
95
(35)
96
(36)
98
(37)
94
(34)
101
(38)
102
(39)
79
(26)
73
(23)
102
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 55
(13)
56
(13)
58
(14)
60
(16)
64
(18)
68
(20)
72
(22)
73
(23)
73
(23)
67
(19)
58
(14)
53
(12)
63.1
(17.3)
Average low °F (°C) 37
(3)
37
(3)
39
(4)
40
(4)
44
(7)
48
(9)
51
(11)
51
(11)
47
(8)
43
(6)
40
(4)
36
(2)
42.8
(6)
Record low °F (°C) 12
(−11)
11
(−12)
25
(−4)
26
(−3)
30
(−1)
34
(1)
39
(4)
37
(3)
31
(−1)
24
(−4)
18
(−8)
8
(−13)
8
(−13)
Precipitation inches (mm) 8.93
(226.8)
7.10
(180.3)
6.73
(170.9)
4.63
(117.6)
2.89
(73.4)
1.61
(40.9)
0.39
(9.9)
0.51
(13)
1.21
(30.7)
3.66
(93)
8.67
(220.2)
9.66
(245.4)
55.99
(1,422.1)
Source: [8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 52
1890 354 580.8%
1900 530 49.7%
1910 836 57.7%
1920 934 11.7%
1930 1,362 45.8%
1940 1,296 −4.8%
1950 2,033 56.9%
1960 2,886 42.0%
1970 2,511 −13.0%
1980 2,859 13.9%
1990 2,712 −5.1%
2000 2,514 −7.3%
2010 2,451 −2.5%
source:[3][9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,514 people, 1,027 households, and 677 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,561.5 inhabitants per square mile (602.9 /km2). There were 1,129 housing units at an average density of 701.2 per square mile (270.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.9% White, 0.4% African American, 3.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 1,027 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 44.9 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,451 people, 988 households, and 674 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,529.5 people per square mile (591.5/km²). There were 1,110 housing units at an average density of 692.7 per square mile (267.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.90% White, 0.29% African American, 2.77% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population. There were 988 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,536, and the median income for a family was $31,120. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $20,476 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,695. About 15.0% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Museums and other attractions[edit]

The Coos County Fair is held yearly in Myrtle Point, near the campus of Myrtle Point High School.

Notable people[edit]

  • Robert C. Belloni - Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Utilities[edit]

  • Pacific Power - Electric
  • ComSpan Communications - Fiber television, Internet and phone service
  • City of Myrtle Point - Water and sewer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "City of Myrtle Point". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. 2008-03-11. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census profiles: Oregon cities alphabetically M-P" (PDF). Portland State University Population Research Center. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Oregon Road and Recreation Atlas (5th ed.). Santa Barbara, Calif.: Benchmark Maps. 2012. pp. 82−83. ISBN 978-0-929591-62-9. 
  8. ^ "Monthly Averages for Myrtle Point, OR (97458)". The Weather Channel. November 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ Moffatt, Riley Moore (1996). Population History of Western U.S. Cities and Towns, 1850–1990. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-8108-3033-2. 

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