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Newberg, Oregon

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Newberg is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States Located in the Portland metropolitan area, the city is home to George Fox University As of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,110 6 making it the second most populous city in the county

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Climate
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
    • 32 2000 census
  • 4 Economy
  • 5 Museums and other points of interest
  • 6 Education
  • 7 Media
  • 8 Transportation
    • 81 Road
    • 82 Air
    • 83 Rail
  • 9 Notable people
  • 10 Sister cities
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Historyedit

Hoover-Minthorn House

Ewing Young, after leading pioneering fur brigades in California, came to Portland in 1834 and settled on the west bank of the Willamette River near the mouth of Chehalem Creek, opposite of Champoeg7 Young's home is believed to be the first house built by European-Americans on that side of the river7 Later, Joseph Rogers settled near the Willamette River at what is now Newberg in 184889 The community was known early on as Chehalem, and later as Roger's Landing for Rogers who founded the settlement, and who died in 18558 In 1883, the community was platted8 Incorporated in 1889, tradition holdswho that this town was named by its first postmaster, Sebastian Brutscher, for his former hometown of Neuberg in Germany One of the current streets, Brutscher Street, is named after him

Newberg was one of the first communities in Oregon to hold Quaker services It was incorporated as a city in 1889 The city's oldest surviving newspaper, The Newberg Graphic, was established Dec 1, 1888 Friends Pacific Academy, renamed Pacific College in 1891 and then George Fox University in 1949, was founded by the Quakers in 1885 George Fox University is classified by US News & World Report as a first-tier regional university and "Best Value" school10 The campus resides in the center of the city, surrounded by university-owned housing

Herbert Hoover moved to the city in 1885,11 to live with his uncle and aunt after the death of his parents and was one of the first students to attend his uncle's Pacific Academy 12 The home has been turned into the Hoover-Minthorn House museum

The town was "dry", meaning no alcohol could be sold within the city limits, for a good part of its early history

Geographyedit

Newberg is located on Oregon Route 99W about 25 miles 40 km southwest of Portland, Oregon Springbook, once a separate community, is now considered part of Newberg

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 581 square miles 1505 km2, all of it land1 It averages 176 feet 54 m in elevation

Climateedit

Climate data for Newberg, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F °C 46
8
51
11
56
13
61
16
67
19
73
23
79
26
80
27
75
24
64
18
52
11
46
8
625
17
Average low °F °C 34
1
35
2
37
3
40
4
45
7
51
11
54
12
54
12
50
10
43
6
39
4
35
2
431
62
Average precipitation inches mm 583
1481
484
1229
406
1031
279
709
225
572
162
411
068
173
084
213
164
417
292
742
607
1542
641
1628
3995
1,0147
Source: The Weather Channel13

Demographicsedit

Newberg Friends Church Census
Historical population
Pop
1890 514
1900 945 839%
1910 2,260 1392%
1920 2,566 135%
1930 2,951 150%
1940 2,960 03%
1950 3,946 333%
1960 4,204 65%
1970 6,507 548%
1980 10,394 597%
1990 13,086 259%
2000 18,064 380%
2010 22,068 222%
Est 2016 23,306 56%
Sources:34151617

2010 censusedit

As of the census2 of 2010, there were 22,068 people, 7,736 households, and 5,398 families residing in the city The population density was 3,7983 inhabitants per square mile 1,4665/km2 There were 8,265 housing units at an average density of 1,4225 per square mile 5492/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 859% White, 08% African American, 08% Native American, 22% Asian, 02% Pacific Islander, 70% from other races, and 31% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 135% of the population

There were 7,736 households of which 374% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 531% were married couples living together, 120% had a female householder with no husband present, 47% had a male householder with no wife present, and 302% were non-families 232% of all households were made up of individuals and 98% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 266 and the average family size was 312

The median age in the city was 328 years 252% of residents were under the age of 18; 138% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 271% were from 25 to 44; 219% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 486% male and 514% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census4 of 2000, there were 18,064 people, 6,099 households, and 4,348 families residing in the city The population density was 3,5994 people per square mile 1,3894/km² There were 6,435 housing units at an average density of 1,2822 per square mile 4949/km² The racial makeup of the city was 9049% White, 035% African American, 064% Native American, 104% Asian, 017% Pacific Islander, 506% from other races, and 224% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1052% of the population

There were 6,099 households out of which 402% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 545% were married couples living together, 119% had a female householder with no husband present, and 287% were non-families 217% of all households were made up of individuals and 88% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 276 and the average family size was 320

In the city, the population was spread out with 277% under the age of 18, 150% from 18 to 24, 298% from 25 to 44, 169% from 45 to 64, and 106% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 30 years For every 100 females there were 937 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 898 males

The median income for a household in the city was $44,20600, and the median income for a family was $51,084 Males had a median income of $34,099 versus $23,571 for females The per capita income for the city was $16,873 About 43% of families and 66% of the population were below the poverty line, including 70% of those under age 18 and 61% of those age 65 or over

Economyedit

George Fox University campus

As of 2002, dental equipment manufacturer A-dec was the city's largest employer with 832 employees, and George Fox University was second with 40018 The next largest employers were SP Newsprint Co, Suntron Corp, and Providence Newberg Medical Center18 Upon opening in September 2009,19 The Allison Inn and Spa, a 77-room destination hotel, spa, and restaurant employs approximately 200 full-time workers A Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation inpatient addiction treatment center is located in the city20

Museums and other points of interestedit

  • Ewing Young Historical Park
  • Hoover-Minthorn House Museum

Educationedit

Newberg is served by the Newberg School District, which has six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, Newberg High School The town also has two private Christian schools Veritas School and C S Lewis Academy The city also is home to George Fox University, Oregon's nationally recognized Christian College, and a new campus of Portland Community College opened in fall 2011

Mediaedit

  • The Newberg Graphic

Transportationedit

Roadedit

OR 99W formerly US 99W is a major north-south route which follows an east-west alignment through Newberg It connects with Portland to the northeast, Dundee and McMinnville to the southwest, and the western Willamette Valley to the south In combination with OR 18, this is the main route for traffic between Portland and the central Oregon Coast
OR 219 is a north-south route connecting with St Paul and Woodburn to the south, and Scholls and Hillsboro to the north
OR 240 is an east-west route connecting with OR 47 in the town of Yamhill

Airedit

  • Chehalem Airpark
  • Sportsman Airpark

Railedit

Newberg is served by the Portland & Western Railroad which offers freight service as needed The railroad was originally part of the Southern Pacific Railroad and was built in the 1870s Newberg has not had regular passenger railroad service since the 1930s; however there have been several studies to consider bringing commuter rail service to the Portland metropolitan area

Notable peopleedit

  • Mindy Duncan, Miss Oregon Teen USA 1988, Miss Teen USA 1988
  • Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States
  • Alex Schomburg, comic book illustrator
  • Ewing Young, early Oregon explorer, trapper, settler, and businessman

Sister citiesedit

  • Asago, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
  • Poysdorf, Mystelbach, Lower Austria, Austria

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau 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 Retrieved 2014-10-03 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  6. ^ 1
  7. ^ a b Hussey, John A 1967 Champoeg: Place of Transition, A Disputed History Oregon Historical Society 
  8. ^ a b c Klooster, Karl February 14, 2009 "Back in time: Yamhill Valley - 1859" News-Register Retrieved 2 February 2010 
  9. ^ Lewis A McArthur 1991 Oregon Place Names, 6th edition Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society ISBN 978-0-87595-237-6 
  10. ^ "'About George Fox University: Quick Facts'" georgefoxedu Retrieved 2012-08-14 
  11. ^ newbergoregongov/newberg/history
  12. ^ 2
  13. ^ "Monthly Averages for Newberg, OR" Weathercom May 2011 Retrieved 2010-04-18  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch help
  14. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  15. ^ "Population-Oregon" PDF 15th Census of the United States US Census Bureau Retrieved 27 November 2013 
  16. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Oregon" PDF 18th Census of the United States US Census Bureau Retrieved 22 November 2013 
  17. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" PDF US Census Bureau Retrieved 22 November 2013 
  18. ^ a b "Newberg Community Profile" Oregon Economic & Community Development Department Retrieved 2009-05-08 
  19. ^ http://wwwfoodandwinecom/articles/trendsetting-travel-best-travel-values-around-the-americas
  20. ^ "Springbrook Campus" Hazelden Retrieved January 16, 2015 

External linksedit

Media related to Newberg, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons

  • Entry for Newberg in the Oregon Blue Book

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