Days Creek, Oregon

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Days Creek, Oregon
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Coordinates: 42°58′20″N123°10′22″W / 42.97222°N 123.17278°W / 42.97222; -123.17278 Coordinates: 42°58′20″N123°10′22″W / 42.97222°N 123.17278°W / 42.97222; -123.17278
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
Area
  Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
  Land 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
  Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 770 ft (230 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 272
  Density 116/sq mi (44.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
  Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97429
Area code(s) 541 Exchange: 825
GNIS feature ID 1119724 [1]
FIPS code 41-18150

Days Creek is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. At the 2010 census it had a population of 272. [2]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Douglas County, Oregon County in the United States

Douglas County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,667. The county seat is Roseburg. It is named after Stephen A. Douglas, an American politician who supported Oregon statehood.

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The community was named after the local creek, which in turn was named for Patrick and George Day, who settled near its mouth in 1851. The post office was established in 1878 as "Day's Creek", but the name was changed to "Days Creek" c. 1890. [3]

Geography

The community of Days Creek is located on Oregon Route 227, at the confluence of Days Creek and the South Umpqua River. It is in southern Douglas County, 7 miles (11 km) east (upriver) of Canyonville.

Oregon Route 227 highway in Oregon

Oregon Route 227 is an Oregon state highway which formerly ran from the city of Canyonville, Oregon to the community of Trail. In 2003, the highway was truncated at the Douglas-Jackson County line, with only the southern section remaining under state control. It is known as the Tiller-Trail Highway No. 230.

South Umpqua River river in the United States of America

The South Umpqua River is a tributary of the Umpqua River, approximately 115 miles (185 km) long, in southwestern Oregon in the United States. It drains part of the Cascade Range east of Roseburg. The river passes through a remote canyon in its upper reaches then emerges in the populated South Umpqua Valley east of Canyonville.

Canyonville, Oregon City in Oregon, United States

Canyonville is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,922 at the 2016 census. The Seven Feathers Casino Resort is in Canyonville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Days Creek CDP has an area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2), all of it land. [2]

Climate

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, Days Creek has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. [4]

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