Rogue River, Oregon

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Rogue River, Oregon
City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°26′9″N 123°10′19″W / 42.43583°N 123.17194°W / 42.43583; -123.17194Coordinates: 42°26′9″N 123°10′19″W / 42.43583°N 123.17194°W / 42.43583; -123.17194
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1912
Government
 • Mayor pro-tem John Bond
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,131
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,163
 • Density 2,196.9/sq mi (848.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97537
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-63450[4]
GNIS feature ID 1166706[5]
Website www.cityofrogueriver.com

Rogue River is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. As of July 1, 2011, the population was 2,140.[6]

History[edit]

The settlement was known as Woodville for many years, but was changed to Rogue River about 1912.[7] Woodville post office operated from 1876 until 1912 when the name was changed to Rogue River.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,131 people, 1,054 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,196.9 inhabitants per square mile (848.2 /km2). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 1,195.9 per square mile (461.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.8% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 1,054 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.9% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 49.3 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 29.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,847 people, 902 households, and 484 families residing in the city. The population density was 903.7 people per square mile (735.2/km²). There were 949 housing units at an average density of 978.1 per square mile (377.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.72% White, 0.22% African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.09% of the population.

There were 902 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 33.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,419, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $20,764 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,789. About 9.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Media[edit]

Rogue River is served by the weekly Rogue River Press.[8]

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. ^ "2011 Certified Population Estimates". Portland State University. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 822–823. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  8. ^ "Rogue River Press". 

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