Gervais, Oregon facts for kids
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Fourth Street in downtown Gervais
Location in Oregon
|• Total||0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)|
|• Land||0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||184 ft (56.1 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||7,155.44/sq mi (2,762.46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (Pacific)|
|GNIS feature ID||1121112|
On October 6, 1902, the business district of the city burned and losses were estimated at $100,000. The local fire department's power was insufficient to handle the fire so Portland and Salem were called upon to help. Unfortunately they were unable to respond in time to help. In little over an hour all but two of the businesses in the town had burned to the ground.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,464 people, 579 households, and 506 families living in the city. The population density was 6,317.9 inhabitants per square mile (2,439.4/km2). There were 628 housing units at an average density of 1,610.3 per square mile (621.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 52.4% White, 0.6% African American, 3.7% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 38.0% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67.1% of the population.
There were 579 households, of which 61.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 12.6% were non-families. 7.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.25 and the average family size was 4.40.
The median age in the city was 26.3 years. 37.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 17.8% were from 45 to 64; and 3.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.
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