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Coos County, Oregon

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Coos County /kuːs/ is a county in the US state of Oregon As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,0431 The county seat is Coquille2 The county was formed from the western parts of Umpqua and Jackson counties It is named after a tribe of Native Americans who live in the region

Coos County comprises the Coos Bay, OR Micropolitan Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
    • 22 National protected areas
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Economy
  • 6 Natural history
  • 7 Communities
    • 71 Cities
    • 72 Census-designated places
    • 73 Unincorporated communities
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Historyedit

It's unclear where the name Coos originated Lewis and Clark noted Cook-koo-oose3 Early maps and documents spelled it Kowes, Cowes, Coose, Koos, among others3

Although exploration and trapping in the area occurred as early as 1828, the first settlement was established at Empire City in 1853, now part of Coos Bay, Oregon, by members of the Coos Bay Company

Coos County was created by the Territorial Legislature from parts of Umpqua County, Oregon, and Jackson County, Oregon, counties on December 22, 1853 Curry County, Oregon, was created from the southern part in 1855 The county seat was originally at Empire City In 1895 the legislature permitted the citizens of the county to choose a new county seat The 1896 vote resulted in moving the seat to Coquille

The Territorial Legislature granted permission for the development of wagon roads from Coos Bay to Jacksonville, Oregon, in 1854 and to Roseburg, Oregon, in 1857

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,806 square miles 4,680 km2, of which 1,596 square miles 4,130 km2 is land and 210 square miles 540 km2 12% is water4

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Douglas County - east
  • Curry County - south

National protected areasedit

  • Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge part
  • Siskiyou National Forest part
  • Siuslaw National Forest part

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1860 445
1870 1,644 2694%
1880 4,834 1940%
1890 8,874 836%
1900 10,324 163%
1910 17,959 740%
1920 22,257 239%
1930 28,373 275%
1940 32,466 144%
1950 42,265 302%
1960 54,955 300%
1970 56,515 28%
1980 64,047 133%
1990 60,273 −59%
2000 62,779 42%
2010 63,043 04%
Est 2016 63,761 11%
US Decennial Census6
1790-19607 1900-19908
1990-20009 2010-20161

2000 censusedit

As of the census10 of 2000, there were 62,779 people, 26,213 households, and 17,457 families residing in the county The population density was 39 people per square mile 15/km² There were 29,247 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile 7/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9197% White, 031% Black or African American, 241% Native American, 090% Asian, 017% Pacific Islander, 106% from other races, and 317% from two or more races 340% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 185% were of German, 124% English, 113% Irish and 107% US or American ancestry 960% spoke English and 25% Spanish as their first language

There were 26,213 households out of which 2600% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5290% were married couples living together, 990% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3340% were non-families 2720% of all households were made up of individuals and 1230% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 234 and the average family size was 280

In the county, the population dispersal was 2190% under the age of 18, 710% from 18 to 24, 2400% from 25 to 44, 2780% from 45 to 64, and 1910% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females there were 9610 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9390 males The median income for a household in the county was $31,542, and the median income for a family was $38,040 Males had a median income of $32,509 versus $22,519 for females The per capita income for the county was $17,547 About 1110% of families and 1500% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1990% of those under age 18 and 940% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 63,043 people, 27,133 households, and 16,857 families residing in the county11 The population density was 395 inhabitants per square mile 153/km2 There were 30,593 housing units at an average density of 192 per square mile 74/km212 The racial makeup of the county was 898% white, 25% American Indian, 10% Asian, 04% black or African American, 02% Pacific islander, 17% from other races, and 43% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 54% of the population11 In terms of ancestry, 229% were German, 150% were English, 127% were Irish, 74% were American, and 52% were Scottish13

Of the 27,133 households, 242% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 472% were married couples living together, 102% had a female householder with no husband present, 379% were non-families, and 298% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 229 and the average family size was 278 The median age was 473 years11

The median income for a household in the county was $37,491 and the median income for a family was $46,569 Males had a median income of $39,744 versus $28,328 for females The per capita income for the county was $21,981 About 115% of families and 164% of the population were below the poverty line, including 214% of those under age 18 and 81% of those age 65 or over14

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results15
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 571% 17,865 334% 10,448 96% 3,000
2012 512% 14,673 448% 12,845 41% 1,168
2008 496% 15,354 465% 14,401 39% 1,196
2004 548% 18,291 431% 14,393 20% 678
2000 532% 15,626 395% 11,610 73% 2,143
1996 394% 10,886 440% 12,171 166% 4,581
1992 313% 9,284 407% 12,072 280% 8,303
1988 409% 10,153 564% 13,996 28% 687
1984 499% 13,637 497% 13,582 04% 120
1980 463% 13,041 419% 11,817 118% 3,318
1976 384% 9,481 573% 14,168 44% 1,076
1972 447% 10,370 507% 11,778 46% 1,065
1968 394% 8,230 521% 10,884 85% 1,776
1964 238% 5,032 762% 16,109 00% 8
1960 403% 8,751 594% 12,893 03% 61
1956 451% 9,201 549% 11,183 00% 0
1952 550% 10,122 442% 8,118 08% 149
1948 479% 5,536 472% 5,453 50% 573
1944 411% 4,609 577% 6,476 13% 140
1940 388% 5,034 605% 7,853 08% 101
1936 242% 2,576 674% 7,167 83% 887
1932 355% 3,299 592% 5,504 53% 493
1928 607% 4,929 374% 3,040 19% 157
1924 484% 3,905 218% 1,757 298% 2,408
1920 527% 3,272 370% 2,297 103% 636
1916 436% 3,209 456% 3,352 108% 797
1912 192% 701 296% 1,081 513% 1,87516
1908 569% 1,850 275% 894 155% 505
1904 643% 1,712 184% 490 173% 462

Coos County at one time favored the Democratic Party and was one of the few counties in the West to be won by George McGovern No Republican presidential candidate obtained a majority in the county between 1956 and 1996, although Ronald Reagan did obtain pluralities in both 1980 and – very narrowly – in 1984 Since the turn of the century it has become a solidly Republican county in Presidential elections as a result of de-unionization in the timber industry and opposition to Democratic environmental policies The last Democrat to win a majority in Coos County was Michael Dukakis in 1988, although Bill Clinton won pluralities in both his elections

In the United States House of Representatives, Coos County in located in Oregon's 4th congressional district, which also includes the more left-leaning Eugene metropolitan area and has been represented by Democrat Peter DeFazio since 1987 In the Oregon State Senate, the county is split between the 5th District, represented by Democrat Arnie Roblan, and the 1st District, represented by Republican Jeff Kruse In the Oregon House of Representatives, it is split between the 9th District, represented by Democrat Caddy McKeown, and the 1st District, represented by Republican David Brock Smith

Economyedit

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend

Deposits of gold initially attracted people to the county in the nineteenth century Between 1890 and 1910, large amounts of coal were mined in the county and shipped to California; production decreased after oil was discovered in that state, and no coal mines in the county have been in production since 1950 These coal fields have been explored for natural gas since 1938, although CDX Gas, a company based in Texas announced in 2003 that they would be drilling two test wells later that year

A project to build a 60-mile 97 km natural gas pipeline between the cities of Roseburg and Coos Bay, which would attract new industry to the Coos Bay area, was begun in 1999 when voters approved a local bond measure to raise as much as $27 million, with the state of Oregon providing $24 million The pipeline construction began in June 2003 and was finished in 2004

Currently, forest products, tourism, fishing and agriculture dominate the Coos County economy The service industry is replacing the former lumber-driven economy Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, north of Bandon and south of Coos Bay, attracts tourists and golfers from around the world Boating, dairy farming, myrtlewood manufacturing, shipbuilding and repair and agriculture specialty products, including cranberries, also play an important role Untapped rich deposits of iron ore and lead await development

Two projects are under development in Coos County One is the Jordan Cove Energy Project, which includes the development of a shipping terminal on the north spit of Coos Bay, a half billion dollar terminal facility and a pipeline to deliver liquefied natural gas to southern Oregon and northern California This endeavor is expected to create up to 175 permanent new jobs, as well as an estimated 930 jobs during the its four-year construction phase17

The second project, undertaken by Oregon Resources Corporation ORC, uses modern strip-mining techniques to extract chromite, zircon, and garnet from local sands18 The tailings after processing will be returned and re-contoured to replicate pre-mining conditions, and the affected area will be reforested Job numbers are not listed on the company website but an annual payroll of $35 million is listed in the economic impact portion of the FAQ19 The Oregon League of Women Voters cited similar numbers from ORC, wholly owned by Industrial Mineral Corporation of Australia; the operation was projected to create 70 to 80 jobs with a salary of $46,000 per year20 Efforts to block the project because of health and environmental concerns did not succeed20

There are several port districts in the county: Port of Coos Bay founded in 1909, Port of Coquille River founded in 1912, and Port of Bandon founded in 1913 Coos Bay is considered the best natural harbor between San Francisco Bay and the Puget Sound, and the Port of Coos Bay was the largest forest products shipper in the world until late 2005 when raw log exports via transport ship were suspended

Natural historyedit

The tallest documented living specimen of a Douglas-fir tree in the world is found 35 miles 56 km southeast of Coos Bay in the Sitkum area21 and is slightly more than 100 metres 330 ft tall22

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

  • Bandon
  • Coos Bay
  • Coquille county seat
  • Lakeside
  • Myrtle Point
  • North Bend
  • Powers

Census-designated placesedit

  • Barview
  • Bunker Hill
  • Glasgow

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Allegany
  • Arago
  • Beaver Hill
  • Bridge
  • Broadbent
  • Charleston
  • Cooston
  • Dellwood
  • Dora
  • Fairview
  • Gaylord
  • Gravelford
  • Green Acres
  • Hauser
  • Laurel Grove
  • Leneve
  • Libby
  • McKinley
  • Millington
  • Norway
  • Prosper
  • Randolph
  • Remote
  • Riverton
  • Sitkum
  • Sumner
  • Tenmile

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Coos County, Oregon
  • Steamboats of the Coquille River
  • Steamboats of Coos Bay

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved November 14, 2013 
  2. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis 1992 Oregon geographic names Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press ISBN 0875952364 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 25, 2015 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 25, 2015 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 25, 2015 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 25, 2015 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 25, 2015 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-02-23 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-02-23 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-02-23 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-02-23 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 949 votes, while Socialist Eugene Debs received 837 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 89 votes
  17. ^ http://jordancovelngcom/benefits/jobs-training/
  18. ^ "About" Oregon Resources 2011 Retrieved May 21, 2015 
  19. ^ "FAQ" Oregon Resources 2011 Retrieved May 21, 2015 
  20. ^ a b "Coastal and Nearshore Oregon Study" League of Women Voters of Oregon 2012 Retrieved May 21, 2015 
  21. ^ Oregon Register of Big Trees Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ Hogan, C Michael 2008 Douglas-fir: "Pseudotsuga menzesii" Archived June 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, GlobalTwitchercom, ed N Stromberg

External linksedit

  • Coos County, Oregon official website
  • Coos Historical & Maritime Museum
  • COOSonlinecom free online community

Coordinates: 43°11′N 124°05′W / 4318°N 12409°W / 4318; -12409

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