Talent, Oregon

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Talent, Oregon
City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°14′24″N 122°46′56″W / 42.24000°N 122.78222°W / 42.24000; -122.78222Coordinates: 42°14′24″N 122°46′56″W / 42.24000°N 122.78222°W / 42.24000; -122.78222
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1910
Government
 • Mayor Bill Cecil
Area[1]
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,635 ft (498.4 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,066
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,162
 • Density 4,560.9/sq mi (1,761.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97540
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-72500[4]
GNIS feature ID 1150844[5]
Website www.cityoftalent.org

Talent is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 6,066 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.[1]

The city is located in the southern end of the Rogue River Valley, near the Siskiyou Mountains.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,066 people, 2,639 households, and 1,462 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,560.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,761.0/km2). There were 2,826 housing units at an average density of 2,124.8 per square mile (820.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.0% White, 0.8% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 5.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.6% of the population.

There were 2,639 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,589 people, 2,324 households, and 1,426 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,433.6 people per square mile (1,712.6/km²). There were 2,420 housing units at an average density of 1,919.7 per square mile (741.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.30% White, 0.54% African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 7.91% from other races, and 2.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.40% of the population.

There were 2,324 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was 26.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,063, and the median income for a family was $33,333. Males had a median income of $24,781 versus $21,213 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,271. About 12.4% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Talent Elementary School and Talent Middle School are part of the Phoenix-Talent School District. High school students attend Phoenix High School in Phoenix. This district also includes Phoenix Elementary and Orchard Hill Elementary, in Phoenix and Medford, respectively.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm to hot and dry summers, with average temperatures above 81.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Talent has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

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