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Coburg, Oregon
Shop on Willamette Street
Shop on Willamette Street
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Incorporated 1893
Area
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
398 ft (121 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,035
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,170
 • Density 1,138.13/sq mi (439.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97408
Area code(s) 458 and 541
FIPS code 41-14400
GNIS feature ID 1119067
Website www.coburgoregon.org

Coburg is a city (and a National Historic District) in Lane County, Oregon, United States, 8 miles (13 km) north of Eugene. The city's population as of the 2010 census was 1,035. Founded in 1847, Coburg has retained the characteristics of traditional small town with walkable and close ties to the surrounding farming communities that stretch in all directions. Maintaining these characteristics is the central part of the city's community vision process completed in 2017. (source: Travel Lane County and City of Coburg)

History

The city was originally named Diamond after John Diamond, an early pioneer in the area, on whose land claim the city was located. The city's current name comes from a stallion that was named after the Coburg district of Bavaria, Germany, from whence the horse had been imported. The Coburg Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The period of significance of the buildings in the district dates back to 1875.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), all of it land.

Coburg is situated near the Coburg Hills.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 613
1920 270 −56.0%
1930 263 −2.6%
1940 456 73.4%
1950 693 52.0%
1960 754 8.8%
1970 713 −5.4%
1980 699 −2.0%
1990 763 9.2%
2000 969 27.0%
2010 1,035 6.8%
2019 (est.) 1,170 13.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
Coburg Oregon city hall
City hall and municipal court

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,035 people, 398 households, and 283 families living in the city. The population density was 1,089.5 inhabitants per square mile (420.7/km2). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 436.8 per square mile (168.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population.

There were 398 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

Economy

Downtown is a national historic center that includes 30 buildings on the register. Coburg is known for its attractive downtown, agricultural business connections, antique shops and annual antique fair. Beginning in 2018, Coburg will host the Pacific Northwest Marathon. (Source PNWM and City of Coburg) Several manufacturers are located along the I-5 corridor in Coburg.

Business

Coburg is headquarters for Marathon Coach Corporation, a manufacturer of luxury bus conversion motorcoaches. Marathon Coach has a manufacturing plant in Coburg, as well as plants in Grand Prairie, Texas, and San Antonio, Florida. Other businesses include APEL Extrusions.

Speed trap

Until the practice was discontinued in 2005, Coburg's city government had generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for its budget through speeding fines at a speed trap on Interstate 5 located outside of city limits. By 2003, the city was raising nearly half of its $1.7 million annual budget through traffic fines. The speed trap was temporarily ended when Floyd Prozanski, a state legislator from Eugene, sponsored bills to make the practice against the law, effective January 2004. Police Chief Hudson also lost his job, following the adoption of the new law. However, the city annexed a segment of I-5, which enabled the continuation of some revenue from traffic fines to motorists in this area.

Notable person

  • Howie Fox, baseball player
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