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Creswell, Oregon
Creswell City Hall
Creswell City Hall
The Friendly City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Incorporated 1909
 • Total 1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
542 ft (165.2 m)
 • Total 5,031
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,245.46/sq mi (1,253.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-16950
GNIS feature ID 1119540

Creswell is a city in the Willamette Valley of Lane County, Oregon, United States, located 13 miles (21 km) south of Eugene, Oregon. The population at the 2010 census was 5,031.


The first store opened at Creswell in 1872, and a town sprang up around it. The city was named for John Creswell, 23rd United States Postmaster General. A post office has been in operation in Creswell since 1872.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.72 square miles (4.45 km2), of which, 1.70 square miles (4.40 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 367
1920 273 −25.6%
1930 345 26.4%
1940 497 44.1%
1950 662 33.2%
1960 760 14.8%
1970 1,199 57.8%
1980 1,770 47.6%
1990 2,431 37.3%
2000 3,579 47.2%
2010 5,031 40.6%
2019 (est.) 5,540 10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,031 people, 1,906 households, and 1,366 families living in the city. The population density was 2,959.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,142.6/km2). There were 2,023 housing units at an average density of 1,190.0 per square mile (459.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.6% White, 0.4% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.6% of the population.

There were 1,906 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% 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 3.01.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Parks and recreation

Creswell is the home of the Emerald Valley Golf Club. The course is located on 170 acres (0.69 km2) along the west bank of the Willamette River's Coast Fork. It was built in 1966 by James and Eugene Russell. After a series of owners, businessman Jim Pliska bought the golf course in 2002. Today, Emerald Valley Golf Club is the home of the University of Oregon golf team.


The city has a general aviation airport, Hobby Field, (IATA airport code:77S, ICAO airport code: 77S), and is located on Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 99. Lane County Transit (LTD) has limited bus service to Creswell.


The Creswell School District has three schools: Creslane Elementary School, Creswell Middle School, and Creswell High School.

Notable people

  • Mark Few, head coach for the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
  • Luke Jackson, basketball player

See also

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