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Garibaldi, Oregon
Garibaldi and Tillamook Bay
Garibaldi and Tillamook Bay
"Oregon's Authentic Fishing Village"
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Tillamook
Incorporated 1946
 • Total 1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.55 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)
22 ft (6.7 m)
 • Total 797
 • Density 581.8/sq mi (225.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-28000
GNIS feature ID 1121062

Garibaldi ( GARR-ib-AWL-dee) is a city in Tillamook County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. The population was 797 at the 2020 census.


Daniel Bayley was the first significant property owner on this part of Tillamook Bay, having first settled here after the Civil War. Bayley built a hotel and general store on what is now known as Bay Lane. In 1867, Bayley subdivided the Bayley Park Addition and was officially granted title to the property May 15, 1869 by President Ulysses S. Grant. In 1870, he was appointed by President Grant as the area’s first postmaster, and given the duty of naming the postmark. This same year, Giuseppe Garibaldi helped unify Italy after a military career devoted to establishing democracy around the world and Bayley felt so inclined to name the post office after his hero.

Garibaldi's first school (Hobson School) was built in 1896. In 1907 the school was moved close to where it now stands between Cypress and Driftwood under the big "G". In 1926, the new high school opened so Garibaldi students no longer had to attend secondary school in Bay City. In 1954, north Tillamook County high schools were consolidated as Neah-Kah-Nie High School north of Rockaway Beach. Garibaldi High School became a grade school.

The Whitney mill was opened in 1921. The tall smoke stack, today all that remains, was constructed by the Hammond Company in 1927–28.

Garibaldi was incorporated as a City in 1946. During the 1950s the city's population increased to over 1500 with the construction of two large mills, The Oceanside Lumber Company and Oregon-Washington Plywood Corporation. The Oregon-Washington Mill closed in the late 1970s. Weyerhaeuser still operates a successful hard wood mill at the Port of Garibaldi.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), of which, 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 213
1950 1,249
1960 1,163 −6.9%
1970 1,083 −6.9%
1980 999 −7.8%
1990 877 −12.2%
2000 899 2.5%
2010 779 −13.3%
2020 797 2.3%
1930 population
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 779 people, 384 households, and 222 families living in the city. The population density was 786.9 inhabitants per square mile (303.8/km2). There were 524 housing units at an average density of 529.3 per square mile (204.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 384 households, of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.45.

The median age in the city was 55.1 years. 12.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13% were from 25 to 44; 41.4% were from 45 to 64; and 28.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

Historical population

The population was 200 in 1915.

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