Rogue River, Oregon
|Rogue River, Oregon|
Location in Oregon
|• Mayor||Pam VanArsdale|
|• Total||0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)|
|• Land||0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,004 ft (306 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,163|
|• Density||2,196.9/sq mi (848.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1166706|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,131 people, 1,054 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,196.9 inhabitants per square mile (848.2/km2). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 1,195.9 per square mile (461.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.8% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.
There were 1,054 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.9% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.78.
The median age in the city was 49.3 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 29.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,847 people, 902 households, and 484 families residing in the city. The population density was 903.7 people per square mile (735.2/km²). There were 949 housing units at an average density of 978.1 per square mile (377.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.72% White, 0.22% African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.09% of the population.
There were 902 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 33.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,419, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $20,764 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,789. About 9.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest
In popular culture
- Rogue River is frequently mentioned and pictured in Sons of Anarchy. For example:
- In season 3, Gemma, Tara, and Tig stay at the house of Gemma's father Nate, near Rogue River, when Gemma is on the lam; while there, they register Nate at a nearby nursing home. On their way to pick up Gemma, Tara, and Tig from Rogue River and from there search for Abel in Canada, several SAMCRO members pay a visit to Honey, a woman Piney knows who sells "scrip-dope" meds at a discount, who lives nearby. When Honey is robbed and attacked by people seeking to steal her drugs, the Sons call on the Rogue River club as backup.
- In season 4, episode 9, Tara tells Jax she's going to attend a neonatal conference near Rogue River and is taking the boys; while there, she plans to interview at Providence Hospital, which is sponsoring the conference and is "interested in" her. Jax plans to drive them up but is on federal release and cannot leave California, so Jax tells Gemma, in episode 10, he'll have "Rogue River" look after Tara in Oregon.
- In the season 7 penultimate episode, "Red Rose", Jax kills Unser and Gemma at Nate's house.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2011 Certified Population Estimates". Portland State University. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 822–823. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956.
- "Rogue River Press".