Rockcreek, Oregon

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Rockcreek, Oregon
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Rockcreek, Oregon
Location of Rockcreek, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°33′0″N 122°52′37″W / 45.55000°N 122.87694°W / 45.55000; -122.87694Coordinates: 45°33′0″N 122°52′37″W / 45.55000°N 122.87694°W / 45.55000; -122.87694
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,316
 • Density 4,689.8/sq mi (1,810.7/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97229
Area code(s) 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-63010[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867479[2]

Rockcreek is a census-designated place in Washington County, Oregon, north of U.S. Route 26. It is named for the Rock Creek neighborhood in the area. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 9,404.

Geography[edit]

The community is bordered on the south and west by Hillsboro, with Cornelius Pass Road dividing the two on the west and the Sunset Highway as the dividing line on the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), none of which is covered with water.

Government[edit]

An unincorporated community, Rockcreek does not have a municipal government. Government services are provided by a variety of regional districts. The area lies within both the Hillsboro School District and the Beaverton School District.[3] Fire protection is provided by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Washington County Fire District 2. Law enforcement comes from the Washington County Sheriff. Rockcreek is within the Portland metropolitan area's regional government, Metro, while parks are provided by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Lenox Elementary School
Rock Creek Powerline Park

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,404 people, 3,501 households, and 2,559 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,689.8 people per square mile (1,806.4/km²). There were 3,609 housing units at an average density of 1,799.8 per square mile (693.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.68% White, 0.84% African American, 0.47% Native American, 7.54% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 3.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.58% of the population.

There were 3,501 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $63,958, and the median income for a family was $71,377. Males had a median income of $51,257 versus $34,591 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,102. About 4.2% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Gunderson, Laura (November 8, 2001). "Liberty High boundary talks opening". The Oregonian. pp. B1. 
  4. ^ Anderson, David R. (June 20, 2002). "District negotiates transfer of parks". The Oregonian. pp. B2.