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Encyclopedia > Benton County, Oregon

Benton County is a county located in the state of Oregon. The county was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a US senator who, with his colleague Lewis F. Linn, advocated the extension of US control into the Oregon Country. As of 2000, the population is 78,153. The county seat of Benton County is Corvallis. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... Oregon Geographic Names is an authoritative compilation of the origin and meaning of place names in the state of Oregon. ... Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782–April 10, 1858), nicknamed Old Bullion, was an American Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. ... Source Linn in the Bioguide of the U. S. Congress Categories: Stub | 1795 births | 1843 deaths | United States Senators ... Oregon Country was a region of western North America that originally consisted of the land north of 42°N latitude, south of 54°40N latitude, and west of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Benton County Courthouse Corvallis is a city located in Benton County in central western Oregon. ...

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Economy

Along with Oregon State University, agriculture, lumber, and wood products form the economic base of the county. A substantial portion of the nation's research in forestry, agriculture, engineering, education and the sciences takes place at OSU. Oregon State University Oregon State University (OSU) is a public research and degree-granting four-year university in the Oregon University System, located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ... A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is an organic material found as the primary content of the stems of woody plants, especially trees, but also shrubs. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Licensure and Qualifications for the Practice of Engineering The Engineers Ring The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer Engineering Disasters and Learning from Failure American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) ASEE engineering profile (2003) PDF Categories: Architecture and engineering occupations | Engineering ... // What is science? There are different theories of what science is. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,759 km² (679 mi²). 1,752 km² (676 mi²) of it is land and 6 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.37% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Adjacent counties

Polk County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lane County is a county in the state of Oregon. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 78,153 people, 30,145 households, and 18,237 families residing in the county. The population density is 45/km² (116/mi²). There are 31,980 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.16% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 4.49% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 4.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 30,145 households out of which 28.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.40% are married couples living together, 7.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.50% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.95. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 20.20% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $41,897, and the median income for a family is $56,319. Males have a median income of $42,018 versus $29,795 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,868. 14.60% of the population and 6.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.60% of those under the age of 18 and 4.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Benton County was created from Polk County by an act of the Provisional Government of Oregon in 1847. The county was created out of an area originally inhabited by the Klickitat, who rented it from the Kalapooias for use as hunting grounds. All Indian claims to land within Benton County were ceded in the Treaty of Dayton in 1855. Polk County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Klickitat may refer to: The Klickitat Tribe and the Klickitat Language Klickitat County, Washington Klickitat, Washington Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, in Washington State, in North Americas Pacific Northwest This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


At that time, the boundaries began at the intersection of Polk County and the Willamette River, extended south as far as the California border and as far west as the Pacific Ocean. Later, portions of Benton County were taken to form Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane and Lincoln Counties, leaving it in its present form. The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Coos County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lane County is a county in the state of Oregon. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...


The city of Marysville, later renamed Corvallis, Oregon, was made the county seat in 1851. In 1862 Corvallis became the site of the Oregon State Agricultural College, known today as Oregon State University. Oregon State University Oregon State University (OSU) is a public research and degree-granting four-year university in the Oregon University System, located in Corvallis, Oregon. ...


Following their decision a week earlier, that the Oregon Constitution required them to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a decision Oregon attorney general Hardy Myers opposed in a letter to them, the County Commissioners voted to stop issuing marriage licenses on March 22, 2004. Although the County Court in Multnomah County, Oregon ruled on the matter April 20, the county did not resume issuing marriage licenses. A Monroe couple sued the county June 23 to force it to resume issuing marriage licenses; the hearing is scheduled for July 12. Same-sex marriage, often referred to as gay marriage, indicates a marriage between two persons of the same sex. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in the state of Oregon Formed 22 December 1854 Seat Portland Area  - Total  - Water 1,206 km² (466 mi²) 79 km² (30 mi²) 6. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... Monroe is a city located in Benton County, Oregon. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ...


Cities and towns


Adair Village is a city located in Benton County, Oregon. ... Benton County Courthouse Corvallis is a city located in Benton County in central western Oregon. ... Monroe is a city located in Benton County, Oregon. ... Albany is a city in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. ... Philomath is a city located in Benton County, Oregon. ...

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Flag | Governors | Cities | Referenda | Fair | Grape | Trail | Congress File links The following pages link to this file: Eugene, Oregon Oregon Portland, Oregon Willamette Valley Beaverton, Oregon Tigard, Oregon Washington County, Oregon Corvallis, Oregon Salem, Oregon Oregon City, Oregon Lake Oswego, Oregon Flag of Oregon Yamhill County, Oregon Wheeler County, Oregon Wasco County, Oregon Wallowa County, Oregon Union County... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... The flag of Oregon bears upon its obverse the state seal supported by thirty-three stars, the words State of Oregon, and the year 1859. ... The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... This List of cities in Oregon includes all incorporated towns and many unincorporated communities, arranged in alphabetical order. ... The following is a partial list of Oregon ballot measures, dating back to 1990. ... The Oregon Country Fair takes place every year in Veneta, Oregon, 15 miles west of Eugene for a three-day bash with 50,000 people. ... Binomial name Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt. ... Oregon Trail may refer to: The Oregon Trail, the historic migration route across the western United States. ... Senators Gordon Smith, Republican Ron Wyden, Democrat Representatives David Wu, Democrat, 1st District Greg Walden, Republican, 2nd District Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, 3rd District Peter DeFazio, Democrat, 4th District Darlene Hooley, Democrat, 5th District Categories: Oregon politicians ...

Capital:

Salem State Capitol building in Salem Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...

Regions:

Columbia River | Columbia River Gorge | Plateau | Eastern | Inland Empire | Mount Hood Corridor | Coast | Western | Willamette Valley This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Eastern Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to mean the area of the state of Oregon east of the Cascade Range. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ... The Mt. ... The Oregon Coast is a geographical term that is used to describe all or part of the coast of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean. ... Western Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to apply to the portion of the state of Oregon that is west of the Cascade Range. ... The Willamette Valley is the region in northwest Oregon in the United States that surrounds the Willamette River as it proceeds northward from its emergence from mountains near Eugene to its confluence with the Columbia River. ...

Major metros:

Eugene | Medford | Portland | Salem Eugene is the third largest city [1] and boasts the second largest metropolitan population [2] in the state of Oregon, and is also the county seat of Lane County, Oregon. ... Medford is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ... Portland skyline. ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...

Smaller cities:

Albany | Astoria | Bend | Brookings | City of The Dalles | Coos Bay | Corvallis | Dallas | Grants Pass | Hermiston | Hood River | Klamath Falls | La Grande | Lebanon | McMinnville | Monmouth | Newberg | Ontario | Pendleton | Prineville | Redmond | Roseburg | Saint Helens | Silverton | Woodburn This List of cities in Oregon includes all incorporated towns and many unincorporated communities, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Albany is a city in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ... Bend is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... Brookings is a city located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Disamb: For the German rock group The Dalles, see The Dalles (band) The Dalles is a city located in Wasco County, Oregon. ... Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon. ... Benton County Courthouse Corvallis is a city located in Benton County in central western Oregon. ... Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, Oregon. ... Grants Pass is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, Oregon6. ... Hermiston is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... Hood River is a city and county seat of Hood River County, Oregon, and a river port on the Columbia River. ... Klamath Falls is a city located in Klamath County, Oregon. ... La Grande is a city located in Union County, Oregon. ... McMinnville is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Monmouth is a city located in Polk County, Oregon. ... Newberg is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Downtown Ontario Ontario is a city located in Malheur County, Oregon. ... Pendleton is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... Prineville is a city located in, and the county seat of Crook County6. ... Redmond is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon. ... Roseburg is a town and the country seat of Douglas County, Oregon6. ... St. ... Silverton is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ... Woodburn is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ...

Counties:

Baker | Benton | Clackamas | Clatsop | Columbia | Coos | Crook | Curry | Deschutes | Douglas | Gilliam | Grant | Harney | Hood River | Jackson | Jefferson | Josephine | Klamath | Lake | Lane | Lincoln | Linn | Malheur | Marion | Morrow | Multnomah | Polk | Sherman | Tillamook | Umatilla | Union | Wallowa | Wasco | Washington | Wheeler | Yamhill Map of the counties of Oregon List of Oregon counties: Baker County Benton County Clackamas County Clatsop County Columbia County Coos County Crook County Curry County Deschutes County Douglas County Gilliam County Grant County Harney County Hood River County Jackson County Jefferson County Josephine County Klamath County Lake County Lane... Baker County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Clackamas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Clatsop County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Coos County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Crook County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Deschutes County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Gilliam County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Harney County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1889. ... Hood River County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1908. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Klamath County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lane County is a county in the state of Oregon. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Malheur County is a county located in the southeast corner of the state of Oregon. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Morrow County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Location in the state of Oregon Formed 22 December 1854 Seat Portland Area  - Total  - Water 1,206 km² (466 mi²) 79 km² (30 mi²) 6. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Sherman County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Tillamook County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Umatilla County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wallowa County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wasco County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wheeler County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Yamhill County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...


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Benton County, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (672 words)
Benton County is a county located in the state of Oregon.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 20.20% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
Benton County was created from Polk County by an act of the Provisional Government of Oregon in 1847.
Benton County History (496 words)
Benton County was established by the Provisional Legislature in 1847.
Carved from Polk County, Benton County stretched from the Polk County boundary south to the California border and from the Pacific Ocean east to the Willamette River.
Today Benton County occupies 679 square miles of the central Willamette Valley and is bordered on the east by the Willamette River and Linn County, on the west by the summit of the Coast Range and Lincoln County, on the north by Polk County, and on the south by Lane County.
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