Scotts Mills, Oregon

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Scotts Mills, Oregon
City
The Scotts Mills Market
The Scotts Mills Market
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°02′28″N 122°40′08″W / 45.04111°N 122.66889°W / 45.04111; -122.66889Coordinates: 45°02′28″N 122°40′08″W / 45.04111°N 122.66889°W / 45.04111; -122.66889
Country United States
State Oregon
County Marion
Incorporated 1916
Government
 • Mayor Paul Brakeman
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 357
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 361
 • Density 991.7/sq mi (382.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97375
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-65800[2]
GNIS feature ID 2411843
Website scottsmills.org
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[4]

Scotts Mills is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The population was 357 at the 2010 census. It is 2 miles (3 km) south of Marquam and Oregon Route 213, between Silverton and Molalla.

Scotts Mills is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is near the site of the 1993 Scotts Mills earthquake.

Name[edit]

The city takes its name from the sawmill and flour mill owned by Robert Hall Scott and Thomas Scott at this location, which became known as Scotts Mills in about 1866. Thomas Scott was the first postmaster at the post office established here in 1887.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

Butte Creek flows just to the east of Scotts Mills as it makes its way north to join the Pudding River.

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, Scotts Mills has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

Climate data for Scotts Mills
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
71
(22)
72
(22)
82
(28)
97
(36)
94
(34)
98
(37)
99
(37)
98
(37)
87
(31)
76
(24)
69
(21)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 43.9
(6.6)
46.5
(8.1)
48.5
(9.2)
52.8
(11.6)
59.2
(15.1)
65
(18)
71.9
(22.2)
72.2
(22.3)
67.8
(19.9)
58.6
(14.8)
48.2
(9)
43.8
(6.6)
56.5
(13.6)
Average low °F (°C) 31.9
(−0.1)
33
(1)
33.5
(0.8)
35.6
(2)
40.3
(4.6)
45.1
(7.3)
48.8
(9.3)
49.3
(9.6)
47
(8)
41.4
(5.2)
35.5
(1.9)
32.4
(0.2)
39.5
(4.2)
Record low °F (°C) 4
(−16)
0
(−18)
10
(−12)
18
(−8)
25
(−4)
29
(−2)
35
(2)
36
(2)
28
(−2)
17
(−8)
11
(−12)
−6
(−21)
−6
(−21)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 11.86
(301.2)
9.12
(231.6)
8.91
(226.3)
6.58
(167.1)
5.13
(130.3)
3.34
(84.8)
1.15
(29.2)
1.52
(38.6)
3.18
(80.8)
6.53
(165.9)
12.07
(306.6)
12.58
(319.5)
81.96
(2,081.8)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 17.1
(43.4)
13.2
(33.5)
13.8
(35.1)
5.9
(15)
0.6
(1.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
6
(15)
14
(36)
71
(180)
Average precipitation days 20 18 20 18 16 11 6 6 9 14 19 21 178
Source: [7]
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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 208
1930 153 −26.4%
1940 227 48.4%
1950 217 −4.4%
1960 155 −28.6%
1970 208 34.2%
1980 249 19.7%
1990 283 13.7%
2000 312 10.2%
2010 357 14.4%
Est. 2015 367 [8] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 357 people, 131 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 991.7 inhabitants per square mile (382.9/km2). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 383.3 per square mile (148.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.[2]

There were 131 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.0% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.[2]

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.5% male and 46.5% female.[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 312 people, 107 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 988.6 people per square mile (376.4/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 342.2 per square mile (130.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.91% White, 0.64% from other races, and 5.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.53% of the population.[2]

There were 107 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.30.[2]

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.[2]

The median income for a household in the city was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,033. About 9.0% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.[2]

Scotts Mill Park[edit]

The park, managed by Marion County, opened in 1961 on 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land donated by Portland General Electric and 3 acres (1.2 ha) donated by Merle and Barbara Haskins. Open from 8 a.m. to sunset from May to October, it has play fields and equipment, picnic tables, and restrooms, a waterfall, a wading pool, and a swimming hole in Butte Creek.[10] The park is at 45°02′23″N 122°39′51″W / 45.0398440°N 122.6642548°W / 45.0398440; -122.6642548 (Scotts Mills County Park).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ "City of Scotts Mills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  5. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 856. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  6. ^ "Scotts Mills, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia. 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  7. ^ "SCOTTS MILLS 9 SE, OR (7631)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Scotts Mills Park". Marion County. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  11. ^ "Scotts Mills County Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2002-11-12. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 

External links[edit]

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