Rivergrove, Oregon

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Rivergrove, Oregon
City
Tualamere Avenue
Tualamere Avenue
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°23′7″N 122°44′2″W / 45.38528°N 122.73389°W / 45.38528; -122.73389Coordinates: 45°23′7″N 122°44′2″W / 45.38528°N 122.73389°W / 45.38528; -122.73389
Country United States
State Oregon
Counties Clackamas, Washington
Incorporated 1971
Government
 • Mayor Heather L. Kibbey
Area[1]
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 132 ft (40.2 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 289
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 293
 • Density 1,806.3/sq mi (697.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97035
Area code(s) 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-62250[4]
GNIS feature ID 1136685[5]

Rivergrove is a city in Clackamas, Oregon, United States. A small portion of the city extends into Washington County. Its name comes from a combination of the Tualatin River, which forms its southern border, and Lake Grove, a community that is now part of Lake Oswego. The population was 370 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Rivergrove came into existence January 27, 1971, after a vote of 57 to 48 in favor of incorporation. The residents were afraid of being ultimately incorporated into either Lake Oswego to the northeast, or Tualatin to the southwest. More important, local residents wanted more control over land zoning, which until incorporation, had been centrally controlled by Clackamas County. Many residents in the late 1960s had become alarmed by the conversion of a single family residence into a commercial swim club and eventually a weight training facility. The controversial athletic club remained the only commercial business within Rivergrove until its demolition in 2005 to make way for a residential subdivision. Seven years later the subdivision has not been finished.[citation needed]

Other than some subtle signage on three streets entering Rivergrove, there is no clear demarcation separating Rivergrove from either adjacent community: one has to know that it exists to even be aware that one is driving through the city.[citation needed] Some residents of Rivergrove have lived in the city since its inception. Over the last few years it has become a desirable location because of its wooded setting and large residential lots. Most homes were built between the late 1950s and early 1970s, although there are some that were built as early as 1910. Recent[when?] construction in four subdivisions has added many new homes.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.[1]

There is a significant amount of environmentally sensitive land in the city; floodway, floodplains, wetlands and other water quality resource areas.[citation needed]

Government[edit]

Fire protection and EMS services are provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Minor Park in the city

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 289 people, 123 households, and 85 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,806.3 inhabitants per square mile (697.4 /km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 831.3 per square mile (321.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 3.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 123 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 49.5 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.3% were from 25 to 44; 39.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 324 people, 117 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,807.9 people per square mile (695.0/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 680.7 per square mile (261.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.83% White, 2.47% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.

There were 117 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $85,000, and the median income for a family was $93,212. Males had a median income of $58,125 versus $40,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,546. About 4.8% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Cultural[edit]

The episode "Croatoan" of the TV show Supernatural takes place in Rivergrove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  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. ^ "About TVF&R". Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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