Oregon, Missouri

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Oregon, Missouri
City
Aerial view of Oregon, Missouri
Aerial view of Oregon, Missouri
Location of Oregon, Missouri
Location of Oregon, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°59′12″N 95°8′33″W / 39.98667°N 95.14250°W / 39.98667; -95.14250Coordinates: 39°59′12″N 95°8′33″W / 39.98667°N 95.14250°W / 39.98667; -95.14250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Holt
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 857
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 814
 • Density 860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64473
Area code(s) 660 Exchange: 446
FIPS code 29-54848 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0730171 [5]

Oregon is a city and county seat of Holt County, Missouri, United States.[6] The population was 857 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Oregon was laid out in 1841.[7] It was named after the Oregon Territory, which was at the time considered a prime destination of pioneer emigrants.[8]

Geography[edit]

Oregon is located at 39°59′12″N 95°8′33″W / 39.98667°N 95.14250°W / 39.98667; -95.14250 (39.986632, -95.142501).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Holt County Courthouse in Oregon

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 857 people, 356 households, and 235 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.0 inhabitants per square mile (330.9 /km2). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 401.0 per square mile (154.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 356 households of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 935 people, 348 households, and 243 families residing in the city. The population density was 931.0 people per square mile (361.0/km²). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 393.3 per square mile (152.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,250, and the median income for a family was $41,932. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $18,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,441. About 5.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The 1928 Oregon boys' basketball, which featured future University of Missouri coach Wilbur Stalcup, won the state basketball tournament at a time when Missouri did not have divisions for its schools. The team reached the quarterfinals of the National Interscholastic Basketball Tournament to determine a national champion. At the time, Oregon did not have a gymnasium.[10]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Ramsay, Robert L. (1952). Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names. University of Missouri Press. p. 26. 
  8. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 173. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Mizzour Athletics: Wilbur Stalcup - mutigers.com - Retrieved September 17, 2009

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