Sutherlin, Oregon

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Sutherlin, Oregon
City
Sutherlin Bank Building - Sutherlin Oregon.jpg
The historic Sutherlin Bank Building (built 1910), located at 101 West Central Avenue in Sutherlin
Douglas County Oregon Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Sutherlin Highlighted.svg
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 43°23′18″N123°18′58″W / 43.38833°N 123.31611°W / 43.38833; -123.31611 Coordinates: 43°23′18″N123°18′58″W / 43.38833°N 123.31611°W / 43.38833; -123.31611
Country United States
State Oregon
County Douglas
Incorporated 1911
Government
   Mayor Todd McKnight
Area [1]
  Total 6.35 sq mi (16.45 km2)
  Land 6.15 sq mi (15.93 km2)
  Water 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
Elevation 520 ft (160 m)
Population (2010) [2]
  Total 7,810
  Estimate (2018 [3] ) 8,060
  Density 1,269.9/sq mi (490.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code 97479
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-71650 [2]
GNIS feature ID 1127772 [4]
Website www.ci.sutherlin.or.us

Sutherlin is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. As of 2018, the population was 8,060, making it the second most populous city in Douglas County. Located off of I-5, nearby features include Cooper Creek Reservoir, the Umpqua River, Ford Pond, a few golf courses, and numerous vineyards and swimming holes.

Douglas County, Oregon county in Oregon, USA

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.

Oregon State of the United States of America

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. Oregon is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

Umpqua River river in the United States of America

The Umpqua River on the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States is approximately 111 miles (179 km) long. One of the principal rivers of the Oregon Coast and known for bass and shad, the river drains an expansive network of valleys in the mountains west of the Cascade Range and south of the Willamette Valley, from which it is separated by the Calapooya Mountains. From its source northeast of Roseburg, the Umpqua flows northwest through the Oregon Coast Range and empties into the Pacific at Winchester Bay. The river and its tributaries flow entirely within Douglas County, which encompasses most of the watershed of the river from the Cascades to the coast. The "Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua" form the heart of the timber industry of southern Oregon, generally centered on Roseburg.

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Sutherlin High School Sutherlin High School (Sutherlin, Oregon).jpg
Sutherlin High School

The City of Sutherlin Police Department also serves the City of Oakland via a paid contract. [5]

Oakland, Oregon City in Oregon, United States

Oakland is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States, located 2 miles (3 km) from Interstate 5. The population was 927 at the 2010 census.

Geography and climate

Sutherlin is located at 43°23′18″N123°18′58″W / 43.38833°N 123.31611°W / 43.38833; -123.31611 (43.388435, -123.316175). [6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.35 square miles (16.45 km2), of which, 6.15 square miles (15.93 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water. [1]

United States Census Bureau bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Sutherlin has the typical western Oregon Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb) characterized by dry summers featuring cool mornings and hot afternoons, and chilly, wet winters.

Mediterranean climate climate zone

A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers, with less than 40 mm of precipitation for at least three summer months. While the climate receives its name from the Mediterranean Basin, these are generally located on the western coasts of continents, between roughly 30 and 43 degrees north and south of the equator, typically between oceanic climates towards the poles, and semi-arid and arid climates towards the equator.

Köppen climate classification widely used climate classification system

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.

Climate data for Sutherlin, OR
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)49
(9)
53
(12)
58
(14)
62
(17)
69
(21)
75
(24)
83
(28)
84
(29)
78
(26)
67
(19)
53
(12)
47
(8)
65
(18)
Average low °F (°C)36
(2)
36
(2)
38
(3)
41
(5)
46
(8)
51
(11)
55
(13)
54
(12)
49
(9)
43
(6)
40
(4)
36
(2)
44
(6)
Average precipitation inches (mm)5.30
(134.6)
4.31
(109.5)
3.68
(93.5)
2.96
(75.2)
2.20
(55.9)
1.10
(27.9)
0.37
(9.4)
0.43
(10.9)
0.96
(24.4)
2.49
(63.2)
6.00
(152.4)
6.70
(170.2)
36.5
(927.1)
Source: [7]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920 515
1930 457−11.3%
1940 52514.9%
1950 2,230324.8%
1960 2,45210.0%
1970 3,07025.2%
1980 4,56048.5%
1990 5,02010.1%
2000 6,66832.8%
2010 7,81017.1%
Est. 20188,060 [8] 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,810 people, 3,249 households, and 2,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,269.9 inhabitants per square mile (490.3/km2). There were 3,566 housing units at an average density of 579.8 per square mile (223.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.2% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population. [2]

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 3,249 households of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86. [2]

The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 24% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female. [2]

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,669 people, 2,713 households, and 1,909 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,283.2 people per square mile (495.2/km²). There were 2,975 housing units at an average density of 572.4 per square mile (220.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.79% White, 0.13% African American, 1.72% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population. [2]

There were 2,713 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.88. [2]

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males. [2]

The median income for a household in the city was $29,068, and the median income for a family was $34,414. Males had a median income of $32,047 versus $20,911 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,439. About 12.4% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over. [2]

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