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Banks, Oregon
City Hall in Banks
City Hall in Banks
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
Incorporated January 16, 1906
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
250 ft (80 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,777
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,036
 • Density 2,671.92/sq mi (1,032.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP codes
97106, 97109, 97125
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-03850
GNIS feature ID 1157952
Website www.cityofbanks.org

Banks is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States which is located in the Tualatin Valley. It is the southern anchor to the Banks–Vernonia State Trail, which is a 21-mile (34 km) long linear trail popular with bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians. The population was 1,777 at the 2010 census. The community was named for John and Nancy Banks, who owned a nearby dairy farm. Incorporated in 1921, it is located in the western part of the county where Oregon Route 6 intersects Oregon Route 47.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 209
1940 247 18.2%
1950 376 52.2%
1960 347 −7.7%
1970 430 23.9%
1980 489 13.7%
1990 563 15.1%
2000 1,286 128.4%
2010 1,777 38.2%
2019 (est.) 2,036 14.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
Banks train station - Banks, Oregon
Railway depot in Banks

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,777 people, 553 households, and 445 families living in the city. The population density was 4,802.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,854.3/km2). There were 580 housing units at an average density of 1,567.6 per square mile (605.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 553 households, of which 57.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.5% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.54.

The median age in the city was 29.5 years. 37.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.7% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 3.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

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