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Malin
Malin, Oregon
Malin city sign on Klamath Falls-Malin Highway.
Malin city sign on Klamath Falls-Malin Highway.
Official seal of Malin
Seal
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Incorporated 1922
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,062 ft (1,238 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 805
 • Estimate 
(2019)
832
 • Density 1,667.33/sq mi (643.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97632
Area code(s) 458 and 541
FIPS code 41-45400
GNIS feature ID 1136509

Malin is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. The population was 805 at the 2010 census.

History

According to Lewis A. McArthur, Malin was settled September 30, 1909, on land that was formerly at the bottom of Tule Lake by 65 Bohemian families who named the new town for the Czech town Malin, now part of Kutná Hora. The settlers had found a large horseradish, and Malin is famous for that plant. McArthur also alludes to the discovery of fossils near Malin in 1925. Many surviving descendants of these original Czech families still call Malin home and maintain family farms.

Geography

Malin is at an elevation of 4,062 feet (1,238 m) in southern Klamath County near the Oregon–California border. It is along a spur of Oregon Route 39, southeast of Klamath Falls, east of Merrill, and northeast of Tulelake. Lava Beds National Monument is to the south, nearby in California. By highway, the city is 30 miles (48 km) from Klamath Falls and 309 miles (497 km) from Portland.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Malin has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Due to its relatively aridity, Malin nearly qualifies as having a steppe climate (Köppen BSk)

Climate data for Malin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(17.8)
76
(24.4)
76
(24.4)
83
(28.3)
93
(33.9)
97
(36.1)
102
(38.9)
102
(38.9)
98
(36.7)
88
(31.1)
74
(23.3)
62
(16.7)
102
(38.9)
Average high °F (°C) 40.7
(4.83)
45.1
(7.28)
49.1
(9.5)
56.2
(13.44)
66.1
(18.94)
74.5
(23.61)
82.9
(28.28)
82.1
(27.83)
74.5
(23.61)
62.7
(17.06)
47
(8.3)
40.1
(4.5)
60.1
(15.61)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(-5.6)
25.3
(-3.72)
27.3
(-2.61)
30.8
(-0.67)
37
(2.8)
43.6
(6.44)
48.7
(9.28)
47.8
(8.78)
41.8
(5.44)
34.9
(1.61)
27.1
(-2.72)
21.9
(-5.61)
34
(1.1)
Record low °F (°C) -5
(-20.6)
-18
(-27.8)
-5
(-20.6)
9
(-12.8)
18
(-7.8)
25
(-3.9)
29
(-1.7)
29
(-1.7)
23
(-5)
7
(-13.9)
-3
(-19.4)
-20
(-28.9)
-20
(-28.9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.4
(36)
1.1
(28)
1.56
(39.6)
1.06
(26.9)
1.16
(29.5)
0.84
(21.3)
0.31
(7.9)
0.5
(13)
0.63
(16)
0.99
(25.1)
1.44
(36.6)
1.42
(36.1)
12.43
(315.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.1
(13)
4.7
(11.9)
2.8
(7.1)
1.5
(3.8)
0.7
(1.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
3.4
(8.6)
7
(18)
25.7
(65.3)
Avg. precipitation days 8 7 9 7 6 4 2 2 3 5 9 9 71

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 110
1930 215 95.5%
1940 535 148.8%
1950 592 10.7%
1960 568 −4.1%
1970 486 −14.4%
1980 539 10.9%
1990 725 34.5%
2000 638 −12.0%
2010 805 26.2%
2019 (est.) 832 3.4%
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 805 people, 255 households, and 194 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,610.0 inhabitants per square mile (621.6/km2). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 556.0 per square mile (214.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.6% White, 1.1% Native American, 25.7% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.8% of the population.

There were 255 households, of which 49.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.2% 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 3.16 and the average family size was 3.66.

The median age in the city was 29.1 years. 33.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 19.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Economy and infrastructure

Malin Oregon Park
Malin city park on the northwest corner of town

As of 2002, the three largest employers in Malin were the Circle C (potato shed), Baley Troutman (farm), and Cy's Market (grocery store).

The "Malin Substation", an electrical substation owned by PG&E, PacifiCorp, and BPA, forms the northern end of Path 66, a major north-south power transmission corridor.

Near Malin are several natural gas interconnects: The Malin Interconnect connects Gas Transmission Northwest with Pacific Gas & Electric's Redwood Path. The Onyx Hills interconnect connects the Ruby Pipeline with Pacific Gas & Electric's Redwood Path. The third interconnect is between the Tuscarora and GTN. If built, the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would connect this nexus of natural gas facilities to the future Jordan Cove LNG terminal.

Transportation

  • Malin Airport
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