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Gold Hill, Oregon
Rock Point Hotel, Gold Hill
Rock Point Hotel, Gold Hill
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1895
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,335
 • Density 1,757/sq mi (677.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97525
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-29950
GNIS feature ID 1639311

Gold Hill is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,335. It is along a bend of the Rogue River.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 385
1920 422
1930 502 19.0%
1950 619
1960 608 −1.8%
1970 603 −0.8%
1980 904 49.9%
1990 964 6.6%
2000 1,073 11.3%
2010 1,220 13.7%
2020 1,335 9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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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