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Amity, Oregon
Aerial view of Amity
Aerial view of Amity
Motto(s): 
"Where Friendship Begins"
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Yamhill
Incorporated 1880
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
162 ft (49.38 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,614
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,724
 • Density 2,907.25/sq mi (1,121.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97101
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-02000
GNIS feature ID 1162813
Website www.cityofamityoregon.org
City Hall - Amity Oregon
Amity City Hall

Amity is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,614.

History

The town was established between 1848 and 1849 by Joseph and Ahio S. Watt, two brothers who had immigrated to Oregon over the Oregon Trail. Part of Joseph’s land claim became the community’s townsite. The name "Amity" came from the name of a school that was built by two rival communities after the amicable settlement of a dispute. Ahio, the first teacher, named the school. Amity post office was established in 1852. Joseph established the first woolen mill in Oregon, and in 1868 shipped wheat to England in the first instance of Oregon wheat being sent around Cape Horn. The community was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 19, 1880, originally as a town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), of which, 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 292
1910 407 39.4%
1920 522 28.3%
1930 438 −16.1%
1940 545 24.4%
1950 672 23.3%
1960 620 −7.7%
1970 708 14.2%
1980 1,092 54.2%
1990 1,175 7.6%
2000 1,478 25.8%
2010 1,614 9.2%
2019 (est.) 1,724 6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,140 people, 538 households, and 411 families living in the city. The population density was 2,690.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,038.6/km2). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 956.7 per square mile (369.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.9% White, 0.7% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 8.6% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.5% of the population.

There were 538 households, of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.34.

The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 31.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 8.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

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