Falls City, Oregon

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Falls City, Oregon
City
Fire department in Falls City
Fire department in Falls City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°51′58″N 123°26′19″W / 44.86611°N 123.43861°W / 44.86611; -123.43861Coordinates: 44°51′58″N 123°26′19″W / 44.86611°N 123.43861°W / 44.86611; -123.43861
Country United States
State Oregon
County Polk
Incorporated 1893
Government
 • Mayor Terry Ungricht
Area[1]
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 370 ft (112.8 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 947
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 951
 • Density 789.2/sq mi (304.7/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97344
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-24550[4]
GNIS feature ID 1162976[5]
Website www.fallscityoregon.gov

Falls City is a city in Polk County, Oregon, United States. The population was 947 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Post office

It is part of the Dallas micropolitan statistical area. Falls City is named after a waterfall in the Little Luckiamute River that passes through the center of town. In the past it was a lumbermill town and once had three mills in operation, a bank, hotel, soda shop, jail, and several grocery stores and bars. It formerly supported a large logging population and other population centers in the hills of the Coast Range, such as the smaller lumber-based community of Black Rock and the company-owned mill town Valsetz.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The city of Falls City experiences hot and wet summers, and cold and dry winters. with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Falls City has a hot-summer temperate climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[8] It's wettest month is July, with an average of 7.02 inches.

Climate data for Falls City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 68
(20)
67
(19)
82
(28)
88
(31)
94
(34)
102
(39)
106
(41)
102
(39)
100
(38)
90
(32)
74
(23)
63
(17)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 44.6
(7)
49.2
(9.6)
53.9
(12.2)
60.4
(15.8)
66.6
(19.2)
71.7
(22.1)
80.4
(26.9)
80.4
(26.9)
74.3
(23.5)
63.3
(17.4)
52.2
(11.2)
46.2
(7.9)
61.9
(16.6)
Average low °F (°C) 31.5
(−0.3)
33.3
(0.7)
35.3
(1.8)
37.9
(3.3)
41.8
(5.4)
45.9
(7.7)
48.4
(9.1)
48.2
(9)
46.4
(8)
42
(6)
36.2
(2.3)
33.4
(0.8)
40
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −5
(−21)
1
(−17)
18
(−8)
23
(−5)
26
(−3)
26
(−3)
36
(2)
36
(2)
26
(−3)
23
(−5)
10
(−12)
−2
(−19)
−5
(−21)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 12.49
(317.2)
10.19
(258.8)
9.16
(232.7)
4.36
(110.7)
2.65
(67.3)
1.5
(38)
0.3
(8)
0.56
(14.2)
1.9
(48)
5.22
(132.6)
11.81
(300)
13.61
(345.7)
73.75
(1,873.3)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 7.8
(19.8)
2.8
(7.1)
2.3
(5.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.5
(1.3)
2.4
(6.1)
16
(41)
Average precipitation days 19 16 18 13 11 7 2 3 6 12 17 19 143
Source: [9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 269
1910 969 260.2%
1920 994 2.6%
1930 494 −50.3%
1940 715 44.7%
1950 853 19.3%
1960 653 −23.4%
1970 745 14.1%
1980 804 7.9%
1990 818 1.7%
2000 966 18.1%
2010 947 −2.0%
Est. 2015 975 [10] 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 947 people, 366 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 789.2 inhabitants per square mile (304.7/km2). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 329.2 per square mile (127.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 0.1% African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 366 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 31.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 966 people, 338 households, and 255 families residing in the city. The population density was 785.2 people per square mile (303.2/km2). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 303.2 per square mile (117.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.86% White, 0.93% African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 3.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.62% of the population.

There were 338 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,461, and the median income for a family was $36,528. Males had a median income of $31,827 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,858. About 11.6% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.open.org/pchs/
  7. ^ http://www.fallscity.org/
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Rot
  9. ^ "FALLS CITY 2 SSW, OR (352800)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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