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Encyclopedia > Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,374. The city is located at the mouth of the Coos River on Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean.The city is also home to Southwestern Oregon Community College. Coos County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Coos River is a river, approximately 60 mi (97 km) long, in southwest Oregon in the United States. ... Coos Bay is a S-shaped inlet, approximately 10 mi (16 km) long and 2 mi (3 km) wide, on the Pacific Ocean coast of southwestern Oregon in the United States. ... Southwestern Oregon Community College is a college in Coos Bay, Oregon. ...

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Geography

Coos Bay is located at 43°22'35" North, 124°14'14" West (43.376456, -124.237102)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.3 km² (15.9 mi²). 27.4 km² (10.6 mi²) of it is land and 13.8 km² (5.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 33.52% 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 is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics (2000 census)

There are 15,374 people residing in the city, comprising 6,497 households and 4,028 families. The population density is 560.5/km² (1,451.9/mi²). There are 7,094 housing units at an average density of 258.6/km² (669.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.75% White, 0.37% African American, 2.27% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 3.51% from two or more races. 4.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 6,497 households out of which 27.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 11.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.83. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which often forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $31,212, and the median income for a family is $38,721. Males have a median income of $32,324 versus $22,192 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,158. 16.5% of the population and 12.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.0% of those under the age of 18 and 9.9% 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 total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Chronology of events

  • 1579 Francis Drake is said to have sought shelter in the bay for the Golden Hinde and its crew.
  • 1853 City founded and named Marshfield after the Massachusetts hometown of one of the founders.
  • 1866 Cape Arago Lighthouse begins operation.
  • 1871 Marshfield post office established.
  • 1872 Coos Bay Wagon Road opens, connecting Coos County with Douglas County's Umpqua River valley, across the Coast Range of mountains.
  • 1874 Marshfield incorporated.
  • 1908 The first automobile arrives in Marshfield via the Coos Bay Wagon Road. (Previous autos arrived by ship at the Port of Coos Bay, or by way of lesser trails.)
  • 1922 A fire ends up burning down a large portion of the business district.
  • 1925 The Egyptian Theatre opens. Originally equipped with one screen (later increased to three), the playhouse operates for 80 years before closing in December 2005. On Jan. 30, 2006, its owner sells the building to Coos Bay's urban renewal agency, which plans to reopen the Egyptian under the management of a nonprofit agency.
  • 1928 KOOS-AM radio begins broadcasting.
  • 1942 Nearby Mt. Emily becomes the first U.S. mainland site to be bombed by the Japanese in World War II.
  • 1944 Residents vote to name the city Coos Bay.
  • 1962 The most powerful non-tropical storm in U.S. mainland history, the Columbus Day Storm, hits.
  • 1969 Runner Steve Prefontaine graduates from Marshfield High School.
  • 1972 The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is established.
  • 1999 The M/V New Carissa freighter runs aground.
  • 2002 Three Coos Bay firemen die when the roof of a burning car-supply store collapses. It is considered the worst loss of life for a fire department in modern Oregon history.

Sir Francis Drake, c. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... Umpqua River with tributaries The Umpqua River (UHMP-kwah) is a river on the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States, approximately 111 mi (179 km) long. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was an extratropical wave cyclone that ranked among the most intense to strike the United States Pacific Northwest since at least 1948, and probably since the January 9, 1880 Great Gale and snowstorm. ... The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (or NRA) is located on the Oregon Coast of the Coos River, ranging along approximately 40 miles from North Bend, OR, to the Siuslaw River, in Florence, OR. The dunes are within Honeyman State Park. ...

Radio Stations in Coos Bay

KSBA 88.5 FM (college) KSOR 89.1 FM (college, translator) KJCH 90.9 FM (Christian) WPCS 91.3 (Christian, translator) KEAR 91.7 (translator) KDCQ 92.9 FM (commercial) KOOS 94.9 FM (commercial) KOOS 95.7 FM (translator) KSHR 97.3 FM (commercial) KYTT 98.7 FM (Christian) KJMX 99.5 FM (commercial) KJMX 100.3 FM (translator) KVIP 102.1 FM (Christian, translator) KYSJ 105.9 FM (commercial) KACW 107.3 FM (commercial) KACW 107.7 FM (translator)


KWRO 630 AM (commercial) KGRV 700 AM (Christian) KDUN 1030 AM (commercial) KHSN 1230 AM (commercial) KBBR 1340 AM (commercial) KMHS 1420 AM (high school)


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Intrastate regions:

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Major metros:

Bend | Eugene | Medford | Portland | Salem (capital) Bend is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Map Political Statistics Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 County Lane County Mayor Kitty Piercy Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 105. ... Medford is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ... The Portland metropolitan area is the urban area centered around Portland, Oregon and the Willamette River. ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem (IPA: ) is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...

Smaller cities:

Albany | Ashland | Astoria | Baker City | Beaverton | Brookings | Canby | City of The Dalles | Coos Bay | Corvallis | Cottage Grove | Dallas | Damascus | Estacada | Florence | Gladstone | Grants Pass | Gresham | Happy Valley | Hermiston | Hillsboro | Hood River | Independence | Jacksonville | Junction City | Keizer | Klamath Falls | La Grande | Lake Oswego | Lakeview | Lebanon | Lincoln City | Madras | McMinnville | Monmouth | Newberg | Newport | North Bend | Ontario | Oregon City | Pendleton | Prineville | Rainier | Redmond | Roseburg | Saint Helens | Seaside | Sherwood | Silverton | Springfield | Stayton | Tigard | Tillamook | Troutdale | Tualatin | Umatilla| West Linn | Wilsonville | Woodburn This List of cities in Oregon includes all incorporated towns and many unincorporated communities, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1846 Incorporated 1864 County Linn County Mayor Chuck McLaran Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 41. ... The Plaza Ashland is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, near Interstate 5 and the California border, and nestled in the south end of the Rogue Valley. ... The Astoria Column Astoria. ... Baker City is a city and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon. ... Beaverton is a city located in Washington County, Oregon, seven miles west of Portland in the Tualatin River Valley. ... Brookings is a city located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Canby is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon. ... Disamb: For the German rock group The Dalles, see The Dalles (band) The Dalles is a city located in Wasco County, Oregon. ... Benton County Courthouse Corvallis (IPA: ) is a city located in central western Oregon, USA. Originally called Marysville, (probably for the nearby Marys River), the legislative assembly changed the citys name to Corvallis in 1853, from the Latin phrase cor vallis, meaning heart of the valley. ... Cottage Grove is a city located in Lane County, Oregon. ... Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, Oregon. ... Damascus is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, incorporated as a result of the passing of Measure 3-138, an initiative on the ballot for the 2004 general election. ... Sculpture in front of City Hall in downtown Estacada Estacada is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, roughly 30 miles southeast of Portland. ... Florence is a city located in Lane County, Oregon. ... Gladstone is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon. ... Grants Pass is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, OregonGR6. ... Downtown Gresham at NE Roberts St and Powell Blvd. ... Happy Valley is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon. ... Hermiston is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon, at the junction of I-82 and I-84. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Location of Hood River in Oregon. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ... Junction City is a city located in Lane County, Oregon. ... Keizer is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ... Klamath Falls is a city located in Klamath County, Oregon. ... La Grande is a city located in Union County, Oregon. ... Lake Oswego (IPA: ) (incorporated in 1910) is a city in northwest Oregon just south of Portland, Oregon, surrounding the private, 405-acre (1. ... Lakeview is a town located in Lake County, Oregon. ... Lincoln City is a city located in Lincoln County, Oregon, USA. It is named after the county. ... Madras is a city located in Jefferson County, Oregon. ... McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Monmouth is a city located in Polk County, Oregon. ... Newberg is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Newport is a city located in Lincoln County, Oregon, USA. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. ... North Bend is a city located in Coos County, Oregon. ... Downtown Ontario. ... Municipal Elevator in Oregon City Oregon City is the first city in the United States incorporated west of the Rockies. ... Pendleton is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... Prineville is a city located in, and the county seat of Crook County6. ... Rainier is a city located in Columbia County, Oregon. ... Redmond is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon. ... Roseburg is a city in state of Oregon GR6, USA. This city was named for Aaron Rose, who settled within the current city limits September 23, 1851, and managed a tavern. ... St. ... Seaside is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. ... Sherwood, Oregon Sherwood is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Silverton is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ... Springfield is a city located in Lane County, Oregon, separated from Eugene, Oregon primarily by the I-5 highway. ... Stayton is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ... Tigard (IPA: ) is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon. ... Location of Troutdale in Oregon. ... Tualatin (IPA: ) is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Umatilla is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... West Linn is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon. ... Wilsonville is a city located in Clackamas 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. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Clackamas County (IPA: ) is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Location in the state of Oregon Formed 1844 Seat Astoria Area  - Total  - Water 2,809 km² (1,085 mi²) 667 km² (18 mi²) 23. ... Coos County is a county located in the U.S. 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 (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. 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 U.S. state of Oregon. ... Klamath County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. 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. ... Multnomah County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon, the smallest in area but the largest in population due to Portland, the county seat and largest city in Oregon. ... 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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Coordinates: 43.376456° N -124.237102° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...


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Coos Bay, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (702 words)
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon.
The city is located at the mouth of the Coos River on Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean.The city is also home to Southwestern Oregon Community College.
1579 Francis Drake is said to have sought shelter in the bay for the Golden Hinde and its crew.
Coos Bay Oregon Real Estate (792 words)
Coos Bay is located at the upper end of the U-shaped Coos River Estuary in Coos County on Oregon Coast Highway 101.
Geographically, the Coos Bay School District is one of the largest in Oregon, stretching from the ocean shores on the west to the highest ridge of the coast range on the east.
Families planning to move to Coos Bay can feel confident that their children are entering a state-accredited school system which has the best interests and safety of their children as the highest priority.
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