Wood Village, Oregon

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Wood Village
Wood Village, Oregon
Official seal of Wood Village
Motto(s): 
The city that cares
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°32′6″N 122°25′7″W / 45.53500°N 122.41861°W / 45.53500; -122.41861Coordinates: 45°32′6″N 122°25′7″W / 45.53500°N 122.41861°W / 45.53500; -122.41861
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyMultnomah
Incorporated1951
Government
 • MayorScott Harden[1]
Area
 • Total0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Land0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
90–330 ft (27.4 –100.6 m)
Population
 • Total3,878
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
4,093
 • Density4,345.01/sq mi (1,677.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97060
Area code(s)503
FIPS code41-83950[5]
GNIS feature ID1136921[6]
WebsiteCity of Wood Village

Wood Village is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,878 at the 2010 census.[7] Despite the name, Wood Village is classified as a city.

History[edit]

Wood Village was built as a company town for the Reynolds Aluminum plant in Troutdale; the plant closed in 2000.[8] The city was also formerly home to a 90,000-square-foot (8,400 m2) Merix Corporation plant.[9] It was incorporated by a vote of 156–35, with narrow approval from Fairview voters, on June 18, 1949.[10]

Proposals to consolidate Wood Village with neighboring Fairview and Troutdale were seriously considered in the late 1960s and early 1980s.[11][12]

The community's new city hall opened in September 2021.[13]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all of it land.[14]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960822
19701,53386.5%
19802,25347.0%
19902,81424.9%
20002,8601.6%
20103,87835.6%
2019 (est.)4,093[4]5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]
2013 Estimate[16]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census, there were 3,878 people in 1,223 households, including 880 families, in the city. The population density was 4,125.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,592.9/km2). There were 1,289 housing units at an average density of 1,371.3 per square mile (529.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 62.6% White, 2.0% African American, 2.3% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 25.0% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.0%.[3]

Of the 1,223 households, 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 20.8% of households were one person and 5.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.59.

The median age was 30.7 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.6% were from 45 to 64; and 7.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, there were 2,860 people in 1,014 households, including 701 families, in the city. The population density was 3,004.1 people per square mile (1,162.4/km2). There were 1,089 housing units at an average density of 1,143.9 per square mile (442.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.68% White, 0.56% African American, 1.29% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 9.86% from other races, and 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.21%.[5]

Of the 1,014 households, 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 23.9% of households were one person and 6.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.22.

The age distribution was as follows: 28.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median household income was $43,384 and the median family income was $48,167. Males had a median income of $31,577 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,833. About 6.9% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

TriMet serves the city with bus service and connections to light rail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor & Council". City of Wood Village. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 August 2011.[dead link]
  8. ^ Mayer, James (April 19, 2012). "Aluminum Plant Gone, but Memories Remain". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  9. ^ Merix Corporation 2006 Annual Report
  10. ^ Goranson, Eric (March 6, 1969). "3 Votes Launched Wood Village On Separate Path". The Oregon Journal. p. ME2.
  11. ^ "City Merger Talk Bucks Trend, Full Of Ramifications". The Oregon Journal. February 6, 1969. p. ME1.
  12. ^ Lafky, Sue (March 25, 1980). "Area identified for consolidation of city functions". The Oregonian. p. E1.
  13. ^ Keizur, Christopher (September 19, 2021). "Celebrating community's new 'home'". The Outlook. Retrieved 2022-02-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  15. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  16. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-26.

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