Willamina, Oregon

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Willamina, Oregon
City
Main Street in downtown
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°4′36″N 123°29′6″W / 45.07667°N 123.48500°W / 45.07667; -123.48500
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountiesYamhill, Polk
Incorporated1903
Government
 • MayorCorey Adams
Area[1]
 • Total0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation225 ft (68.6 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,025
 • Estimate (2012[3])2,054
 • Density2,201.1/sq mi (849.8/km2)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code97396
Area code(s)503
FIPS code41-82350[4]
GNIS feature ID1163355[5]
Websitewww.ci.willamina.or.us
 
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Willamina, Oregon
City
Main Street in downtown
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°4′36″N 123°29′6″W / 45.07667°N 123.48500°W / 45.07667; -123.48500
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountiesYamhill, Polk
Incorporated1903
Government
 • MayorCorey Adams
Area[1]
 • Total0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation225 ft (68.6 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,025
 • Estimate (2012[3])2,054
 • Density2,201.1/sq mi (849.8/km2)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code97396
Area code(s)503
FIPS code41-82350[4]
GNIS feature ID1163355[5]
Websitewww.ci.willamina.or.us

Willamina is a city in Polk and Yamhill Counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. The population was 2,025 at the 2010 census.

The Yamhill County portion of Willamina is part of the PortlandVancouverBeaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Polk County portion is part of the Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The history of the city of Willamina dates back to 1846 when a settler named Willamina Williams fell off her horse and into a creek which was subsequently named after her.[6]

On May 7, 1966, the Willamina Tavern was nearly full of patrons when Beverly Kay (Robertson/Shepherd) Goodenough, a 25 year old mother of five, was shot and killed there by her estranged husband. The accused killer was initially sentenced to first degree murder, but later plead guilty to the lesser charge of second degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in the State Correctional Facility in Salem.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2), of which, 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

The city lies near the intersection of Oregon Route 18, Oregon Route 18 Business, and Oregon Route 22 next to the South Yamhill River. The communities of Shipley and Sheridan are to the east, and Valley Junction is to the west.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,025 people, 698 households, and 501 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,201.1 inhabitants per square mile (849.8 /km2). There were 777 housing units at an average density of 844.6 per square mile (326.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.1% White, 0.3% African American, 8.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 5.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population.

There were 698 households of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 33.2 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,844 people, 666 households, and 480 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,138.0 people per square mile (827.9/km²). There were 715 housing units at an average density of 829.0 per square mile (321.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.22% White, 0.16% African American, 9.82% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.84% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 666 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,326, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $30,082 versus $22,432 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,349. About 10.9% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

West Valley Fire District station in Willamina

The overall climate of Willamina can be considered temperate. This is characteristic of areas with wet and mild winters and warm and dry summers.

Willamina receives an average of 51.45" of precipitation per year based on the Western Regional Climate Center averages from 1971–2000. Willamina's highest annual precipitation was 84.33" in 1996 and the lowest was 32.28" in 1944. Willamina's wettest month was December 1996 with 22.00". Willamina has had 20 months since 1935 in which no precipitation has fallen, the most recent being August 2005.

On average Willamina receives 10.5" of snowfall annually. The highest seasonal snowfall was 73.6" in the winter of 1949-1950 and the lowest has been none on many occasions. Willamina's snowiest month was January 1950 with 68.6".

Temperature data is not collected at the Willamina weather station.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "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. ^ "City of Willamina, OR". Retrieved 12/04/2012. 
  7. ^ "Shooting Gets 15-Year Term". The Sheridan Sun 67 (27). May 26, 1966. p. 1. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 45°04′36″N 123°29′06″W / 45.076805°N 123.485061°W / 45.076805; -123.485061