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Coquille, Oregon
Flag of Coquille, Oregon
Flag
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Coos
Incorporated 1885
Area
 • Total 2.80 sq mi (7.26 km2)
 • Land 2.76 sq mi (7.16 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
40 ft (10 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,866
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,938
 • Density 1,424.75/sq mi (550.15/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97423
Area code(s) 541 Exchange: 396
FIPS code 41-15350
GNIS feature ID 1119276
Website www.cityofcoquille.org

Coquille is a city in, and the county seat of, Coos County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,866 at the 2010 census. The primary economic base is the timber industry. The city derives its name from the Coquille Native American tribe.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.80 square miles (7.25 km2), of which 2.76 square miles (7.15 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Coquille is bordered by the Coquille River which drains part of the Coastal Range into the Pacific Ocean at Bandon.

The record high temperature is 104 °F (40 °C), set on September 22, 2009. The record low temperature is 8 °F (−13 °C), set on December 22, 1990. There is one day of at least 90 °F (32 °C) per year. Conversely, there are 23 days with a high of less than 50 °F (10 °C) and 38 days with a temperature of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower.

According to the Köppen climate classification, Coquille has a warm-summer Mediterrean climate (Csb).

Climate data for Coquille, Oregon (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 74
(23.3)
85
(29.4)
83
(28.3)
91
(32.8)
95
(35)
96
(35.6)
98
(36.7)
94
(34.4)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
79
(26.1)
73
(22.8)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 54
(12.2)
56
(13.3)
58
(14.4)
60
(15.6)
64
(17.8)
68
(20)
72
(22.2)
73
(22.8)
73
(22.8)
67
(19.4)
58
(14.4)
53
(11.7)
63
(17.22)
Average low °F (°C) 37
(2.8)
37
(2.8)
39
(3.9)
40
(4.4)
44
(6.7)
48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
51
(10.6)
47
(8.3)
43
(6.1)
40
(4.4)
36
(2.2)
42.8
(5.97)
Record low °F (°C) 12
(-11.1)
11
(-11.7)
25
(-3.9)
26
(-3.3)
30
(-1.1)
34
(1.1)
39
(3.9)
37
(2.8)
31
(-0.6)
24
(-4.4)
18
(-7.8)
8
(-13.3)
8
(-13.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 8.93
(226.8)
6.75
(171.5)
6.66
(169.2)
4.62
(117.3)
2.89
(73.4)
1.57
(39.9)
.39
(9.9)
.51
(13)
1.21
(30.7)
3.66
(93)
8.63
(219.2)
9.63
(244.6)
55.45
(1,408.4)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ .01 in) 19.8 16.5 18.7 17.0 12.7 8.4 3.8 3.4 6.1 11.5 19.8 19.3 157
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 100
1880 176 76.0%
1890 494 180.7%
1900 728 47.4%
1910 1,398 92.0%
1920 1,642 17.5%
1930 2,732 66.4%
1940 3,327 21.8%
1950 3,523 5.9%
1960 4,370 24.0%
1970 4,437 1.5%
1980 4,481 1.0%
1990 4,121 −8.0%
2000 4,184 1.5%
2010 3,866 −7.6%
2019 (est.) 3,938 1.9%
source:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,866 people, 1,640 households, and 1,036 families living in the city. The population density was 1,400.7 inhabitants per square mile (540.8/km2). There were 1,828 housing units at an average density of 662.3 per square mile (255.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.4% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 1,640 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Museums and other points of interest

Sherwood House - Coquille, Oregon (2005)
The historic A.J. Sherwood House (built 1901) in Coquille, Oregon is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Coquille Valley Historical Society established the Coquille Valley Museum in May 2005. It features exhibits of tools, antiques, books, photographs, and other materials.

On summer weekends, local volunteers perform in melodramas at the Sawdust Theatre in Coquille. First opened in 1966 and destroyed by fire in 1994, the theater reopened in 2000.

Education

The Coquille School District provides K–12 public education for residents of the area. The Lincoln School of Early Learning, Coquille Valley Elementary, Winter Lakes Elementary School, Winter Lakes High School, and Coquille Junior Senior High are all part of the Coquille School District. Southwestern Oregon Community College in nearby Coos Bay offers two-year associate degrees and other academic programs.

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