Eagle Point, Oregon

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Eagle Point, Oregon
An aerial image of Eagle Point
An aerial image of Eagle Point
Nickname(s): 
Gateway to the Lakes
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°28′4″N 122°48′6″W / 42.46778°N 122.80167°W / 42.46778; -122.80167Coordinates: 42°28′4″N 122°48′6″W / 42.46778°N 122.80167°W / 42.46778; -122.80167
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyJackson
Incorporated1911
Government
 • MayorBob Russell[1]
Area
 • Total2.96 sq mi (7.67 km2)
 • Land2.96 sq mi (7.67 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,310 ft (399.3 m)
Population
 • Total8,469
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
9,554
 • Density3,226.61/sq mi (1,245.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97524
Area code(s)541
FIPS code41-21550[5]
GNIS feature ID1161353[6]
Websitewww.cityofeaglepoint.org

Eagle Point is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 8,469 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 4,798 at the 2000 census. As of 2018, the estimated population was 9,408.[7]

History[edit]

In the mid-19th century, a rocky cliff near the location of what later became Eagle Point was a favored nesting place for eagles. An area resident, John Mathews, is said to have suggested "Eagle Point" as the name for a proposed post office in the community. The post office was established in 1872; Andrew McNeil was the first postmaster.[8]

A water-powered gristmill, Butte Creek Mill, has operated in Eagle Point for more than 125 years. Built in 1872 along Little Butte Creek, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[8] The mill burned to the ground Christmas Day 2015, but will be rebuilt. on May 15, 2016, Actor Jim Belushi performed at an outdoor benefit concert for the Butte Creek Mill.[9] in 2018, Actor Patrick Duffy, a longtime Eagle Point resident signed on as the Advisory Director for the Butte Creek Mill Foundation in an effort to rebuild the Butte Creek Mill. He joins actor Jim Belushi who has been a supporter since the mill burned.[10]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.96 square miles (7.67 km2), all of it land.[11]

The city is north of Medford and White City and south of Shady Cove in the Rogue River Valley along Oregon Route 62. Little Butte Creek, a tributary of the Rogue River, passes through Eagle Point and enters the larger stream a few miles to the west near TouVelle State Recreation Site and Upper and Lower Table Rock.[12]

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, Eagle Point has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920128
193021164.8%
194024315.2%
1950607149.8%
196075223.9%
19701,24165.0%
19802,764122.7%
19903,0088.8%
20004,79859.5%
20108,46976.5%
Est. 20199,554[4]12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census, there were 8,469 people, 3,231 households, and 2,373 families living in the city. The population density was 2,861.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,104.7/km2). There were 3,611 housing units at an average density of 1,219.9 per square mile (471.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 0.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population.[5]

Of the 3,231 households 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 20.9% of households were one person and 9.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.01.[5]

The median age was 36.9 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.[5]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, there were 4,797 people, 1,703 households, and 1,313 families living in the city. The population density was 1,869.9 people per square mile (720.7/km2). There were 1,823 housing units at an average density of 710.6 per square mile (273.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.16% White, 0.38% African American, 1.73% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 3.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.[5]

Of the 1,703 households 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.1% of households were one person and 8.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.17. In the city, the population was 32.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males. The median household income was $37,557 and the median family income was $40,598. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $20,956 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,501. About 11.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.[5]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EP seats council, selects new member". Upper Rogue Independent. January 18, 2011. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Eagle Point city, Oregon". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  8. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 312. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  9. ^ https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/jim-belushi-concert-will-benefit-butte-creek-mill
  10. ^ https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/stars-align-for-butte-creek-mill-rebuild
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  12. ^ Oregon Road & Recreation Atlas (5th ed.). Santa Barbara, California: Benchmark Maps. 2012. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-929591-62-9.
  13. ^ "Eagle Point, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "Patrick Duffy Biography Channel bio". Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  16. ^ "Kim Novak Mail Tribune". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2011-01-02.

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