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Chiloquin
Chiloquin, Oregon
Williamson River
Williamson River
Flag of Chiloquin
Flag
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°34′30″N 121°51′51″W / 42.57500°N 121.86417°W / 42.57500; -121.86417Coordinates: 42°34′30″N 121°51′51″W / 42.57500°N 121.86417°W / 42.57500; -121.86417
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Incorporated 1926
Area
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,180 ft (1,270 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 734
 • Estimate 
(2019)
755
 • Density 924.11/sq mi (356.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP codes
97604, 97624
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-13050
GNIS feature ID 1139648

Chiloquin ( CHIL-ə-kwin) (Klamath: mbosaksawaas, "flint place" ) is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Chiloquin was the pioneer version of a Klamath family name Chaloquin, which was the name of a Klamath chief who was alive at the time of the treaty of 1864. Southern Pacific records also show that a woman named Bessie Chiloquin deeded a right-of-way through the area to the railroad on February 14, 1914. The population was 734 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Chiloquin is at an elevation of 4,180 feet (1,270 m) in Klamath County. The city slightly east of U.S. Route 97, slightly north of its intersection with Oregon Route 62. A short east–west highway, Oregon Route 422, links Route 97 at Chiloquin to Route 62 slightly south of Klamath Agency. By highway, Chiloquin is about 26 miles (42 km) north of Klamath Falls and 253 miles (407 km) south of Portland.

The Williamson River flows north–south through Chiloquin, where it receives the Sprague River from the east. The city is near the Winema National Forest, which approaches it from the east and west. Agency Lake is nearby, west of the city and slightly west of Route 62. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 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. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chiloquin has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Chiloquin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 56
(13.3)
64
(17.8)
72
(22.2)
84
(28.9)
93
(33.9)
98
(36.7)
102
(38.9)
104
(40)
99
(37.2)
86
(30)
70
(21.1)
57
(13.9)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 37.9
(3.28)
42.4
(5.78)
49.3
(9.61)
56.2
(13.44)
65
(18.3)
73.4
(23)
82.3
(27.94)
82
(27.8)
75.2
(24)
62.9
(17.17)
46
(7.8)
37.7
(3.17)
59.2
(15.11)
Average low °F (°C) 19.2
(-7.11)
21.1
(-6.06)
25.7
(-3.5)
28.9
(-1.72)
33.3
(0.72)
38.1
(3.39)
42.7
(5.94)
41.8
(5.44)
35.2
(1.78)
28.7
(-1.83)
24.3
(-4.28)
19.8
(-6.78)
29.9
(-1.17)
Record low °F (°C) -11
(-23.9)
-19
(-28.3)
-1
(-18.3)
12
(-11.1)
14
(-10)
23
(-5)
28
(-2.2)
26
(-3.3)
15
(-9.4)
0
(-17.8)
-7
(-21.7)
-18
(-27.8)
-19
(-28.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.16
(80.3)
2.27
(57.7)
2.03
(51.6)
1.4
(36)
1.34
(34)
0.69
(17.5)
0.48
(12.2)
0.46
(11.7)
0.56
(14.2)
1.12
(28.4)
2.81
(71.4)
3.92
(99.6)
20.21
(513.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 17.5
(44.5)
10.5
(26.7)
7
(18)
2.4
(6.1)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(1)
8.1
(20.6)
19.8
(50.3)
66
(168)
Avg. precipitation days 12 11 11 9 7 5 3 3 4 6 12 13 96

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 150
1920 160
1930 481 200.6%
1940 741 54.1%
1950 688 −7.2%
1960 945 37.4%
1970 826 −12.6%
1980 778 −5.8%
1990 673 −13.5%
2000 716 6.4%
2010 734 2.5%
2019 (est.) 755 2.9%
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 734 people, 281 households, and 179 families living in the city. The population density was 895.1 inhabitants per square mile (345.6/km2). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 434.1 per square mile (167.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 49.2% Native American, 40.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 9.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 281 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Points of interest

The Train Mountain Miniature Railroad in Chiloquin is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest hobby railway system in the world. It includes a railway museum, 25 miles (40 km) of total track, and trains that a person can straddle and ride.

Collier Memorial State Park is about 3 miles (5 km) north of Chiloquin along Route 97. Kla-Mo-Ya Casino and Travel Center, owned and operated by the Klamath Tribes, is about 2 miles (3 km) south of Chiloquin along Route 97.

Transportation

  • Chiloquin State Airport

Education and economy

Chiloquin High School, for students in grades 7 through 12, is in the city, as is Chiloquin Elementary, for students in kindergarten through grade 6. As of 2002, the four largest employers in Chiloquin were Weyerhaeuser (plywood, pressed board), Jeld-Wen (windows, door frames), Klamath Tribes (management, health services), and Klamath County Schools.

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