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Gold Hill, Oregon
Rock Point Hotel, Gold Hill
Location in Oregon
|• Total||0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)|
|• Land||0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,085 ft (330.7 m)|
|• Density||1,757/sq mi (677.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (Pacific)|
|GNIS feature ID||1639311|
The city's name comes from a nearby hill that was the site of a 19th-century gold discovery. The community's post office was established in 1884. An earlier settlement in the area was known as Dardanelles.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), all of it land.
The city lies east of the city of Rogue River and northwest of Central Point and Medford along Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 99 in the Rogue River Valley. Gold Hill is connected to Shady Cove to the northeast by Oregon Route 234.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,220 people, 509 households, and 336 families living in the city. The population density was 1,584.4 inhabitants per square mile (611.7/km2). There were 552 housing units, at an average density of 716.9 per square mile (276.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 0.2% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 509 households, of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife, and 34.0% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 34.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.
Museums and other points of interest
Gold Hill is home to the roadside attraction the Oregon Vortex.
The Gold Hill Historical Society maintains a free museum in the 1901 Beeman–Martin House that is open Thursday through Saturday. The museum collection includes mining equipment, a stamp mill, and artifacts related to Gold Hill's early history.
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