Oregon, Missouri

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Not to be confused with Oregon County, Missouri.
Oregon, Missouri
City
Aerial view of Oregon, Missouri
Aerial view of Oregon, Missouri
Location of Oregon, Missouri
Location of Oregon, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°59′12″N 95°8′33″W / 39.98667°N 95.14250°W / 39.98667; -95.14250Coordinates: 39°59′12″N 95°8′33″W / 39.98667°N 95.14250°W / 39.98667; -95.14250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Holt
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 857
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 814
 • Density 860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64473
Area code(s) 660 Exchange: 446
FIPS code 29-54848 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0730171 [5]

Oregon is a city and county seat of Holt County, Missouri, United States.[6] The population was 857 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Oregon was originally called Finley, and under that name was platted in 1841.[7] The present name refers to the Oregon Territory, which was at the time considered a prime destination of pioneer emigrants passing through the area.[8] A post office called Oregon has been in operation since 1843.[9]

Geography[edit]

Oregon is located at 39°59′12″N 95°8′33″W / 39.98667°N 95.14250°W / 39.98667; -95.14250 (39.986632, -95.142501).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 720
1870 824 14.4%
1880 862 4.6%
1890 948 10.0%
1900 1,032 8.9%
1910 1,002 −2.9%
1920 904 −9.8%
1930 922 2.0%
1940 978 6.1%
1950 870 −11.0%
1960 887 2.0%
1970 789 −11.0%
1980 901 14.2%
1990 935 3.8%
2000 935 0.0%
2010 857 −8.3%
Est. 2015 776 [11] −9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
Holt County Courthouse in Oregon

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 857 people, 356 households, and 235 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.0 inhabitants per square mile (330.9/km2). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 401.0 per square mile (154.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 356 households of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 935 people, 348 households, and 243 families residing in the city. The population density was 931.0 people per square mile (361.0/km²). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 393.3 per square mile (152.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,250, and the median income for a family was $41,932. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $18,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,441. About 5.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The 1928 Oregon boys' basketball, which featured future University of Missouri coach Wilbur Stalcup, won the state basketball tournament at a time when Missouri did not have divisions for its schools. The team reached the quarterfinals of the National Interscholastic Basketball Tournament to determine a national champion. At the time, Oregon did not have a gymnasium.[13] Oregon's team consisted of a total of 10 players. It practiced on an outdoor court and occasionally inside the Methodist Church.[14]

The Holt County Museum & Research Center is located in Oregon, Missouri.[15]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Holt County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 173. 
  9. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ Mizzou Athletics: Wilbur Stalcup - mutigers.com - Retrieved September 17, 2009
  14. ^ Missouri Basketball
  15. ^ HCMRC (Facebook page)

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