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Lowell, Oregon
The Lowell Grange
The Lowell Grange
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Incorporated 1954
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
 • Land 0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
742 ft (226.2 m)
 • Total 1,045
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,356.07/sq mi (523.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 541 and 458
FIPS code 41-44050
GNIS feature ID 1123549

Lowell is a city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,045. The city is on the north shore of Dexter Reservoir on the Middle Fork Willamette River. The most used route to Lowell is along Lowell Bridge, a covered bridge that crosses the reservoir from Oregon Route 58.


A post office called Lowell has been in operation since 1883. The city was named after Lowell, Maine.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2), of which, 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is water. The town of Lowell is surrounded by three reservoirs, respectively Dexter, Lookout Point, and Fall Creek. This makes the town a popular recreation area for people from Eugene and Springfield.


The climate of Lowell differs slightly from that of Eugene, which is at lower elevation. Lowell receives 8 inches (20 cm) more of rain and 2 inches (51 mm) more of snow per year than Eugene. In central Lane County, that two inches is significant considering the lack of snow. The higher areas of the town receive more snow and rain as well. Wedged among three reservoirs, it experiences thick winter fog.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 503
1970 567 12.7%
1980 661 16.6%
1990 785 18.8%
2000 857 9.2%
2010 1,045 21.9%
2019 (est.) 1,173 12.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,045 people, 397 households, and 298 families living in the city. The population density was 1,201.1 inhabitants per square mile (463.7/km2). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 501.1 per square mile (193.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.9% White, 1.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 6.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 397 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

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