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Encyclopedia > Lake County, Oregon

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for the number of large lakes within the county boundaries at the time of its creation: Lake Abert, Goose Lake, and Silver Lake. It is among the largest Oregon counties in area but with a population of just 7,422 (as of the 2000 census) it is one of the state's least populated. The county seat is located at Lakeview. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Salem Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq. ... Abert Rim in Lake County, Oregon is one of the highest fault scarps in the United States. ... Goose Lake is a large alkaline lake on the California-Oregon border. ... Within the State of New Hampshire in the United States of America: Silver Lake is a lake in the town of Hollis on the southern border of the state. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Lakeview is a town located in Lake County, Oregon. ...

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Economy

The traditional county economy rests on lumber, agriculture, and government. Irrigation has permitted agriculture based upon the raising of livestock and the growing of hay and grain to thrive despite the low rainfall and a short growing season. Lumber and wood products are taken from the Fremont National Forest. The Fremont-Winema National Forests, administratively combined in 2002, cover territory in Southern Oregon from the crest of the Cascades on the west past Lakeview in the east. ...


Government employees from the national forest and the regional Bureau of Land Management headquarters provide stability to an economy that otherwise would have to rely only on seasonal agricultural and lumber jobs. The Bureau of Land Management is landowner of 49% of the lands within the county. Tourism is a growing industry because of the county's many attractions which include Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Hunter's Hot Springs, Goose Lake, and areas for rock hunting. US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 21,648 km² (8,358 mi²). 21,071 km² (8,136 mi²) of it is land and 577 km² (223 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.66% 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Deschutes County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Klamath County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Harney County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1889. ... Modoc County is a county located in Californias far northeast corner, bounded by Oregon to the north and Nevada to the east. ... Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,422 people, 3,084 households, and 2,152 families residing in the county. The population density was 0/km² (1/mi²). There were 3,999 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.97% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 2.37% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 3.19% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 5.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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 were 3,084 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which often forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $29,506, and the median income for a family was $36,182. Males had a median income of $29,454 versus $23,475 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,136. 16.10% of the population and 13.40% of families were below the poverty line. 20.40% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older were 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. ...


History

Lake County was created from Jackson and Wasco Counties on October 24, 1874 by the State Legislature. It then included the present Klamath County and all of the present Lake County except Warner Valley. In 1882 land was removed to create Klamath County, and in 1885 the Warner area from Grant County was added. Jackson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wasco County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Klamath County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...


Linkville, now Klamath Falls, was the first county seat. M. Bullard gave 20 acres (80,000 m²) as the Lakeview townsite. By the 1875 election a town had been started there and an election moved the county seat to Lakeview. Because of poor transportation connections with the rest of Oregon, the early economic orientation of Lake County was toward California. During the 1840s and 1850s the county was part of the military courier route between The Dalles on the Columbia River and the Presidio in San Francisco. The county did not acquire a railroad connection until the 1890s. Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... Disamb: For the German rock group The Dalles, see The Dalles (band) The Dalles is a city located in Wasco County, Oregon. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... For details about the famous earthquake, refer to the article 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. ...


Cities and towns

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Flag | Governors | Congress | Ballot measures | Parks | Fair | Flower | Trail | Music | Breweries | Rivers Lakeview is a town located in Lake County, Oregon. ... Paisley is a city located in Lake County, Oregon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oregon. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Salem Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq. ... Oregon flag (obverse) Oregon flag (reverse) The flag of Oregon a blue field on which are placed, on the obverse, the Seal of Oregon (supported by thirty-three stars, representing its order in joining the United States); the words STATE OF OREGON above; and the year of statehood, 1859, below. ... The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... 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 ... The following is a partial list of Oregon ballot measures, dating back to 1990. ... This is a list of Oregon state parks. ... 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. ... The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Oregons music scene is most active in Portland and the college town of Eugene. ... The following is a list of Oregon-based breweries and microbreweries. ... The following is a partial listing of rivers in the state of Oregon, United States of America. ...

Pacific NW regions:

Columbia River Gorge and Plateau | Treasure Valley | Inland Empire Darker red states are always considered part of the Pacific Northwest. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... 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. ... Treasure Valley is a region in Idaho roughly synonymous with the Boise metropolitan area. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ...

Intrastate regions:

Eastern | Western | Mount Hood Corridor | Coast | Willamette Valley Eastern Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to mean the area of the state of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, save the region around the Dalles and sometimes Klamath County. ... 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 Mt. ... Oregon coast at Brookings, Oregon. ... The Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley 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:

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 | Beaverton | Brookings | City of The Dalles | Coos Bay | Corvallis | Cottage Grove | Dallas | Florence | Grants Pass | Gresham | Hermiston | Hillsboro | Hood River | Klamath Falls | La Grande | Lebanon | Madras | McMinnville | Monmouth | Newberg | Newport | North Bend | Ontario | Pendleton | Prineville | Redmond | Roseburg | Saint Helens | Silverton | Springfield | Tigard | Tillamook | Tualatin | 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 (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. ... Florence is a city located in Lane County, Oregon. ... Grants Pass is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, OregonGR6. ... Downtown Gresham at NE Roberts St and Powell Blvd. ... 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. ... Klamath Falls is a city located in Klamath County, Oregon. ... La Grande is a city located in Union County, Oregon. ... 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. ... 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 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. ... 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. ... Tigard (IPA: ) is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon. ... Tualatin (IPA: ) is a city located in Washington 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. ... 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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