Days Creek, Oregon

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Days Creek, Oregon
General store in Days Creek
General store in Days Creek
Days Creek is located in Oregon
Days Creek
Days Creek
Days Creek is located in the United States
Days Creek
Days Creek
Coordinates: 42°58′20″N 123°10′22″W / 42.97222°N 123.17278°W / 42.97222; -123.17278Coordinates: 42°58′20″N 123°10′22″W / 42.97222°N 123.17278°W / 42.97222; -123.17278
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyDouglas
Area
 • Total2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Land2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
770 ft (230 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total272
 • Density116/sq mi (44.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
97429
Area code(s)541 Exchange: 825
GNIS feature ID1119724[1]
FIPS code41-18150

Days Creek is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. At the 2010 census it had a population of 272.[2]

The community was named after the local creek, which in turn was named for Patrick and George Day, who settled near its mouth in 1851. The post office was established in 1878 as "Day's Creek", but the name was changed to "Days Creek" c. 1890.[3]

Geography[edit]

The community of Days Creek is located on Oregon Route 227, at the confluence of Days Creek and the South Umpqua River. It is in southern Douglas County, 7 miles (11 km) east (upriver) of Canyonville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Days Creek CDP has an area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2), all of it land.[2]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Days Creek has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Days Creek, Oregon
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Days Creek CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Days Creek, Oregon

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