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Grants Pass, Oregon

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Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States6 The city is located on Interstate 5, northwest of Medford Attractions include the Rogue River, famous for its rafting, and the nearby Oregon Caves National Monument located 30 miles 48 km south of the city Grants Pass is 256 miles 412 km south of Portland, the largest city in Oregon The population was 34,533 at the 2010 census7

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Climate
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
    • 32 2000 census
  • 4 Economy
    • 41 Notable businesses
  • 5 Arts and culture
    • 51 Annual cultural events
    • 52 Museums and other points of interest
  • 6 Parks and recreation
  • 7 Education
  • 8 Media
    • 81 Newspapers
    • 82 Radio
  • 9 Transportation
    • 91 Road
    • 92 Rail
    • 93 Air
  • 10 Notable people
    • 101 National Football League NFL players
  • 11 Sister city
  • 12 See also
  • 13 References
  • 14 External links

Historyedit

Early Hudson's Bay Company hunters and trappers, following the Siskiyou Trail, passed through the site beginning in the 1820s In the late 1840s, settlers mostly American following the Applegate Trail began traveling through the area on their way to the Willamette Valley The city states8 that the name was selected to honor General Ulysses S Grant's success at Vicksburg Grants Pass post office was established on March 22, 18659 The city of Grants Pass was incorporated in 188710

The Oregon–Utah Sugar Company, financed by Charles W Nibley, was created, leading to a sugar beet factory being built in Grants Pass in 191611 Before the factory opened, Oregon-Utah Sugar was merged into the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company11 Due to labor shortages and low acreage planted in sugar beets, the processing machinery was moved to Toppenish, Washington in 1918 or 191911

Geographyedit

Grants Pass is located in the Rogue Valley; the Rogue River runs through the city US Route 199 passes through the city, and joins Interstate 5

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1103 square miles 2857 km2, of which, 1087 square miles 2815 km2 is land and 016 square miles 041 km2 is water1

Climateedit

Welcome sign in Grants Pass

True to its motto, “It's the climate!”,12 Grants Pass has a Zone 7 climate13 According to the Köppen climate classification system, Grants Pass has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate Csa

Summer days are sunny, dry and hot, with dramatic cooling at night; the average August high temperature is 888 °F or 316 °C, but the low is only 537 °F or 121 °C Winters are cool and fairly rainy, with only occasional snow; the average January high temperature is 466 °F or 81 °C and the low, 351 °F or 17 °C Grants Pass receives roughly 31 inches or 790 millimetres precipitation per year, with three-quarters of it occurring between November 1 and March 31 The mild winters and dry summers support a native vegetation structure quite different from the rest of Oregon, dominated by madrone, deciduous and evergreen oak, manzanita, pine, bush chinquapin, and other species that are far less abundant further north14

The record high temperature of 114 °F or 456 °C was on July 23, 1928 The record low temperature of −1 °F −183 °C was on December 9, 197215 until 1990 when it reached −3 °F −194 °C16 There are an average of 513 afternoons annually with highs of 90 °F or 322 °C or higher, eight afternoons reaching at least 100 °F or 378 °C and 775 mornings annually with lows of 32 °F or 0 °C or lower

Measurable precipitation falls on an average of 110 days annually The wettest "rain year" on record was from July 1955 to June 1956 with 5069 inches 1,2875 mm of precipitation, and the driest from July 1923 to June 1924 with 1343 inches 3411 mm The most precipitation in one month was 2063 inches 5240 mm in December 1996, and the most precipitation in one day 527 inches 1339 mm on October 29, 1950 — part of a two-day fall of 938 inches 2383 mm and ending a five-day fall of 1126 inches or 2860 millimetres There is an average of only 46 inches or 012 metres of snow annually The most snowfall in one month was 341 inches 087 m in February 191717

Climate data for Grants Pass, Oregon 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F °C 71
22
76
24
86
30
98
37
102
39
110
43
114
46
111
44
108
42
99
37
77
25
75
24
114
46
Average high °F °C 466
81
529
116
588
149
644
18
724
224
797
265
885
314
888
316
822
279
691
206
521
112
443
68
667
193
Daily mean °F °C 409
49
443
68
481
89
522
112
588
149
651
184
718
221
713
218
647
182
552
129
454
74
398
43
548
127
Average low °F °C 351
17
357
21
373
29
399
44
452
73
504
102
550
128
537
121
472
84
413
52
387
37
353
18
429
61
Record low °F °C 1
−17
5
−15
15
−9
20
−7
24
−4
30
−1
35
2
30
−1
24
−4
20
−7
12
−11
−1
−18
−1
−18
Average precipitation inches mm 477
1212
395
1003
338
859
212
538
136
345
068
173
032
81
030
76
064
163
193
49
504
128
649
1648
3098
7869
Average snowfall inches cm 04
1
02
05
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
03
08
09
23
Average precipitation days ≥ 001 in 167 142 157 124 86 45 18 20 35 80 170 174 1218
Average snowy days ≥ 01 in 03 03 01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 03 11
Source: NOAA 18

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1880 250
1890 1,432 4728%
1900 2,290 599%
1910 3,897 702%
1920 4,200 78%
1930 4,666 111%
1940 6,028 292%
1950 8,116 346%
1960 10,118 247%
1970 12,455 231%
1980 14,977 202%
1990 17,488 168%
2000 23,003 315%
2010 34,533 501%
Est 2016 37,779 94%
Source:20 US Decennial Census21
2013 Estimate3

2010 censusedit

As of the census of 2010,2 there were 34,533 people, 14,313 households, and 8,700 families residing in the city The population density was 3,1769 inhabitants per square mile 1,2266/km2 There were 15,561 housing units at an average density of 1,4316 per square mile 5527/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 909% White, 05% African American, 12% Native American, 11% Asian, 03% Pacific Islander, 23% from other races, and 37% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 85% of the population

There were 14,313 households of which 307% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 413% were married couples living together, 145% had a female householder with no husband present, 49% had a male householder with no wife present, and 392% were non-families 328% of all households were made up of individuals and 163% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 234 and the average family size was 294

The median age in the city was 393 years 243% of residents were under the age of 18; 84% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 236% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 186% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 473% male and 527% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census4 of 2000, there were 23,003 people, 9,376 households, and 5,925 families residing in the city The population density was 3,033 per square mile 7,855/km2 There were 9,885 housing units at an average density of 1,3033 per square mile 5035/km² By 2008, the city's population had increased to 33,239 According to US Census figures from the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the racial composition of the city's population was 936% white, 02% black, 16% American Indian, 11% Asian, 12% other race, and 23% two or more races Hispanics or Latinos, who may be of any race, formed 72% of the city's population

There were 9,376 households out of which 311% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 445% were married couples living together, 145% had a female householder with no husband present, and 368% were non-families 312% of all households were made up of individuals and 160% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 236 and the average family size was 294

In the city, the population was spread out with 260% under the age of 18, 81% from 18 to 24, 257% from 25 to 44, 207% from 45 to 64, and 194% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 868 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 807 males

The median income for a household in the city was $29,197, and the median income for a family was $36,284 Males had a median income of $31,128 versus $23,579 for females The per capita income for the city was $16,234 About 122% of families and 349% of the population were below the poverty line, including 208% of those under age 18 and 73% of those age 65 or over

Economyedit

The lumber industry was the major employer for Grants Pass up until the 1970s At that point the entire region started to see a steady decline in all lumber harvesting, production, and processing Since then there has been a shift to a large service industry sector covering areas of outdoors/sports/recreation and health care infrastructure This is augmented by multiple small and medium businesses and growth in marijuana-related businesses due to state legalization

Notable businessesedit

Grants Pass is the birthplace of Dutch Bros Coffee, which began with a single small pushcart on the corner of 6th and G Streets, where the downtown stand is now located22 Brothers Travis and Dane Boersma started the franchise in 1992 and it quickly spread throughout the region22

Fire Mountain Gems has been operating in the Rogue Valley since 1986 and moved to Grants Pass in 200023 They are a well-known direct marketing company, providing jewelry-making supplies to designer-artists around the world23

Arts and cultureedit

Caveman statue next to the visitor center Jetboat on the Rogue River at Grants Pass

Annual cultural eventsedit

Boatnik, a speedboat race and carnival event, is held every Memorial Day weekend in Riverside Park24

Museums and other points of interestedit

The historic Rogue Theatre downtown has been transformed into a performing arts venue that hosts mostly local acts25 The Grants Pass Towne Center Association's "Back to the '50s" Celebration includes free concerts, a nearly 600-vehicle Classic Car Cruise, poker runs, and thematic shopping in the town's downtown historic district26

Year round, there are First Friday Art Nights On the first Friday of every month, many of the city's downtown stores hold art shows and promotional events27

The Grants Pass post office contains two tempera murals done through the US Treasury Department Section on Fine Arts often mistakenly referred to as the "WPA", both painted in 1938 There are ten government-sponsored New Deal era murals in Oregon; Grants Pass is the only post office that contains two The murals are "Rogue River Indians" by Louis DeMott Bunce who also painted a 1959 mural at Portland International Airport and "Early and Contemporary Industries" by Eric Lamade28

Parks and recreationedit

Grants Pass has numerous and diverse parks and green spaces29 Notable city-run parks include Riverside Park, summer home to the local Concerts in the Park series, and the Reinhart Volunteer Park, a park largely built through the efforts of community volunteers and featuring facilities for many sports3031

Educationedit

Grants Pass area public schools are served by Grants Pass School District, including Grants Pass High School, and Three Rivers School District, including Illinois Valley High School, North Valley High School, and Hidden Valley High School Rogue Community College's RCC main Redwood Campus is located south of Grants Pass on Redwood Highway with additional campuses located in Medford, Oregon Riverside Campus and White City Table Rock Campus32

Mediaedit

Newspapersedit

The Grants Pass Daily Courier is the region's newspaper

Radioedit

AM
  • KAGI 930 JPR — News and Information
  • KAJO 1270 — News/Talk
FM

Medford and Ashland stations listed by Grants Pass translator frequencies

  • KDOV 881 Religious
  • KLXG 911 K-LOVE — Religious
  • KTMT-FM 921 Top 40
  • KIFS 929 Top 40
  • KRRM 947 Traditional Country
  • KBOY-FM 961 Classic Rock
  • KROG 969 The Rogue — Modern Rock
  • KLDR 983 Top 40
  • KRWQ 987 Country
  • KMED 993 News Talk
  • KLDZ 1007 Classic Hits
  • KSOR 1015 JPR Classical
  • KCNA 1027 The Drive — Classic Hits
  • KAWZ 1031 CSN — Religious
  • KAKT 1047 Country
  • KYVL 1059 Adult Album Alternative
  • KCGP-LP 1067 Christian
  • KCMX-FM 1071 Soft Adult Contemporary
  • KJCR-LP 1079

Transportationedit

Roadedit

  • Interstate 5
  • US Route 199
  • Oregon Route 238

Railedit

  • Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad

Airedit

  • Rogue Valley International–Medford Airport
  • Grants Pass Airport

Notable peopleedit

  • David Anders, actor33
  • Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Chairperson, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers34
  • Carl Barks, writer and artist35
  • Ty Burrell, actor
  • Kit Culkin, actor
  • David Goines, artist, writer
  • Helen Chenoweth-Hage, US Representative from Idaho
  • Kevin Hagen, actor
  • Jack Lee Harelson, archaeological looter
  • Mike Johnson, rock musician
  • Jim McDonald, baseball player
  • Merrill McPeak, former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
  • Scott O'Hara, pornographic actor and poet36
  • Hub Pernoll, baseball player
  • Michael Saucedo, actor, musician
  • Josh Saunders, soccer player goalkeeper
  • Shelley Shannon, anti-abortion activist
  • Cornelius Sidler, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and lawyer37
  • Ken Williams, baseball player
  • Brandon Drury, baseball player

National Football League NFL playersedit

  • Pat Beach
  • Tom Blanchard
  • Dick James
  • Jerry Sherk
  • Don Summers
  • Al Wistert

Sister cityedit

  • Rubtsovsk, Russia 1

See alsoedit

  • Southern Oregon
  • Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest
  • Jefferson proposed Pacific state, proposed state overlapping Oregon and California

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2012-01-24 Retrieved 2012-12-21 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2012-12-21 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2014-05-22 Retrieved 2014-10-03 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  6. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  7. ^ Row, DK 23 February 2011 "Interpreting Oregon's population shift from the 2010 Census" The Oregonian Retrieved 13 March 2011 
  8. ^ http://wwwgrantspassoregongov/Indexaspxpage=704
  9. ^ http://wwwvisitgrantspassorg/Indexaspxpage=320
  10. ^ http://wwwgrantspassoregongov/Indexaspxpage=392
  11. ^ a b c Arrington, Leonard J 1966 Beet sugar in the West; a history of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1891-1966 University of Washington Press p 84 OCLC 234150 
  12. ^ http://wwwvisitgrantspassorg/Indexaspxpage=319
  13. ^ http://oregonstateedu/dept/ldplants/sunsetznhtm
  14. ^ http://wwwworldclimatecom/cgi-bin/dataplref=N42W123+2200+353445C
  15. ^ http://wwwweathercom/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/97526
  16. ^ http://wwwgrantspassoregongov/Indexaspxpage=642
  17. ^ http://wwwwrccdriedu/cgi-bin/cliMAINplor3445
  18. ^ "NowData - NOAA Online Weather Data" National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Retrieved 2012-04-15 
  19. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  20. ^ Moffatt, Riley Population History of Western US Cities & Towns, 1850-1990 Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 210
  21. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved October 3, 2014 
  22. ^ a b http://wwwdutchbroscom
  23. ^ a b http://wwwfiremountaingemscom/
  24. ^ Boatnik
  25. ^ Rogue Theatre
  26. ^ Grants Pass Towne Center Association - Association of Grants Pass Merchants and Businesses Supporting Grants Pass Oregon Business, Businesses and Community
  27. ^ First Friday Art Night Grants Pass Oregon Art Walk with Regional Southern Oregon Artists
  28. ^ http://wwwwpamuralscom/GrantsPshtm
  29. ^ "Grants Pass Parks" City of Grants Pass Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  30. ^ "Grants Pass Parks" City of Grants Pass Retrieved 2009-04-01 
  31. ^ "Grants Pass Parks" City of Grants Pass Retrieved 2009-04-01 
  32. ^ Rogue Community College
  33. ^ Stafford, Nikki; Burnett, Robyn 2004 Uncovering Alias: An Unofficial Guide ECW Press p 147 
  34. ^ "Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim" International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Retrieved 2014-08-09 
  35. ^ Barrier, Michael July 2014 "Thoughts on Carl Barks's Hundredth Birthday" Michael Barrier 
  36. ^ Zeeland, Steven 2014 Dececco, John; Streit, Samuel A, eds Foreword Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Selected Essays of Scott O'Hara Routledge p x 
  37. ^ 'Former State Assemblyman Of 2nd District Dies,' Sheboygan Press, September 22, 1925, pg 4

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Entry for Grants Pass in the Oregon Blue Book
  • Grants Pass at DMOZ

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