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Culver, Oregon
View of Culver from Round Butte
View of Culver from Round Butte
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1946
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,640 ft (804.7 m)
 • Total 1,357
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,417.27/sq mi (933.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-17300
GNIS feature ID 1140541

Culver is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,357 at the 2010 census.


Orace Gabriel Collver moved from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Eastern Oregon and founded the town of Culver. Since he was the postmaster, he got to name the town, but to avoid confusion with another town with similar spelling and sound, he changed it to Culver. He built a general store, which housed the post office and became the center of the community. In 1911, the railroad came through, but on the opposite side of the valley, so the town relocated to the railroad. Collver had the whole house moved to the new location, while the townspeople used the lumber from their old homes and buildings to build new ones. The upstairs of his store housed a meeting hall that was used for local events and dances.

Collver married Margaret J. Barnett on October 16, 1881. They raised Ruth Church, the daughter of his sister, Sarah Collver Church, after Sarah's death.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 62
1950 301
1960 301 0.0%
1970 407 35.2%
1980 514 26.3%
1990 570 10.9%
2000 802 40.7%
2010 1,357 69.2%
2019 (est.) 1,680 23.8%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,357 people, 436 households, and 338 families living in the city. The population density was 1,966.7 inhabitants per square mile (759.3/km2). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 698.6 per square mile (269.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.5% White, 0.4% African American, 3.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 13.0% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.4% of the population.

There were 436 households, of which 53.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.51.

The median age in the city was 30.3 years. 36.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 8.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Parks and recreation


Culver is served by the three-school Culver School District, including Culver High School.



  • Lake Billy Chinook Airport

Notable people

  • Boyd R. Overhulse (1909–1966), state legislator
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