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Butte Falls, Oregon
Big Butte Creek Falls, the city's namesake, located on the South Fork of Big Butte Creek
Big Butte Creek Falls, the city's namesake, located on the South Fork of Big Butte Creek
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°32′33″N 122°34′3″W / 42.54250°N 122.56750°W / 42.54250; -122.56750Coordinates: 42°32′33″N 122°34′3″W / 42.54250°N 122.56750°W / 42.54250; -122.56750
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1911
Area
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,536 ft (772.97 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 423
 • Estimate 
(2019)
457
 • Density 1,067.76/sq mi (412.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97522
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-10050
GNIS feature ID 1139061

Butte Falls is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census. As of July 1, 2018, the city's population was estimated to be 450.

History

Butte Falls was incorporated as a city in 1911.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Butte Falls has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 166
1930 298 79.5%
1940 339 13.8%
1950 372 9.7%
1960 384 3.2%
1970 358 −6.8%
1980 428 19.6%
1990 252 −41.1%
2000 438 73.8%
2010 423 −3.4%
2019 (est.) 457 8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 423 people, 166 households, and 112 families living in the town. The population density was 1,031.7 inhabitants per square mile (398.3/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 458.5 per square mile (177.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.7% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 166 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 43.1 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

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