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Falls City, Oregon
Fire department in Falls City
Fire department in Falls City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Polk
Incorporated 1893
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
370 ft (112.8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 947
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,056
 • Density 878.54/sq mi (339.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97344
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-24550
GNIS feature ID 1162976
Website www.fallscityoregon.gov

Falls City is a city in Polk County, Oregon, United States. The population was 947 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Post office - Falls City Oregon
Post office

It is part of the Dallas micropolitan statistical area. Falls City is named after a waterfall in the Little Luckiamute River that passes through the center of town. In the past it was a lumbermill town and once had three mills in operation, a bank, hotel, soda shop, jail, and several grocery stores and bars. It formerly supported a large logging population and other population centers in the hills of the Coast Range, such as the smaller lumber-based community of Black Rock and the company-owned mill town Valsetz.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The city of Falls City experiences hot and wet summers, and cold and dry winters. with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Falls City has a hot-summer temperate climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. It's wettest month is July, with an average of 7.02 inches.

Climate data for Falls City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 68
(20)
67
(19.4)
82
(27.8)
88
(31.1)
94
(34.4)
102
(38.9)
106
(41.1)
102
(38.9)
100
(37.8)
90
(32.2)
74
(23.3)
63
(17.2)
106
(41.1)
Average high °F (°C) 44.6
(7)
49.2
(9.56)
53.9
(12.17)
60.4
(15.78)
66.6
(19.22)
71.7
(22.06)
80.4
(26.89)
80.4
(26.89)
74.3
(23.5)
63.3
(17.39)
52.2
(11.22)
46.2
(7.89)
61.9
(16.61)
Average low °F (°C) 31.5
(-0.28)
33.3
(0.72)
35.3
(1.83)
37.9
(3.28)
41.8
(5.44)
45.9
(7.72)
48.4
(9.11)
48.2
(9)
46.4
(8)
42
(5.6)
36.2
(2.33)
33.4
(0.78)
40
(4.4)
Record low °F (°C) -5
(-20.6)
1
(-17.2)
18
(-7.8)
23
(-5)
26
(-3.3)
26
(-3.3)
36
(2.2)
36
(2.2)
26
(-3.3)
23
(-5)
10
(-12.2)
-2
(-18.9)
-5
(-20.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 12.49
(317.2)
10.19
(258.8)
9.16
(232.7)
4.36
(110.7)
2.65
(67.3)
1.5
(38)
0.3
(8)
0.56
(14.2)
1.9
(48)
5.22
(132.6)
11.81
(300)
13.61
(345.7)
73.75
(1,873.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.8
(19.8)
2.8
(7.1)
2.3
(5.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.5
(1.3)
2.4
(6.1)
16
(41)
Avg. precipitation days 19 16 18 13 11 7 2 3 6 12 17 19 143

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 269
1910 969 260.2%
1920 994 2.6%
1930 494 −50.3%
1940 715 44.7%
1950 853 19.3%
1960 653 −23.4%
1970 745 14.1%
1980 804 7.9%
1990 818 1.7%
2000 966 18.1%
2010 947 −2.0%
2019 (est.) 1,056 11.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
Falls City High School - Falls City Oregon
Falls City High School

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 947 people, 366 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 789.2 inhabitants per square mile (304.7/km2). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 329.2 per square mile (127.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 0.1% African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 366 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 31.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

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