Phoenix, Oregon

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Phoenix, Oregon
City
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix City Hall
Motto: The Other Phoenix
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°16′28″N 122°49′7″W / 42.27444°N 122.81861°W / 42.27444; -122.81861Coordinates: 42°16′28″N 122°49′7″W / 42.27444°N 122.81861°W / 42.27444; -122.81861
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1910
Government
 • Mayor Jeff Bellah
Area[1]
 • Total 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,543 ft (470.3 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,538
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,585
 • Density 3,151.4/sq mi (1,216.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97535
Area code(s) 541 and 458
FIPS code 41-57500[4]
GNIS feature ID 1161474[5]
Website www.phoenixoregon.net

Phoenix is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 4,538 at the 2010 census. Phoenix is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Medford on Interstate 5.

History[edit]

The Phoenix area was settled in about 1850 by brothers Hiram and Samuel Colver. Samuel Colver laid out the town in 1854. It was initially known as Gasburg.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.44 square miles (3.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

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

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,538 people, 2,001 households, and 1,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,151.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,216.8/km2). There were 2,149 housing units at an average density of 1,492.4 per square mile (576.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.0% White, 0.9% African American, 1.5% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.9% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population.

There were 2,001 households of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% 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 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,060 people, 1,746 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,249.8 people per square mile (1,254.1/km²). There were 1,850 housing units at an average density of 1,480.8 per square mile (571.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.95% White, 0.86% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.89% of the population.

There were 1,746 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,701, and the median income for a family was $38,176. Males had a median income of $29,832 versus $23,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,828. About 8.6% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Phoenix is part of the Phoenix-Talent School District. The city is the site of two of the five schools in the district—Phoenix Elementary School and Phoenix High School, as well as Armadillo Technical Institute, a public charter school.[8]

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