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Neskowin, Oregon
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Location of Neskowin, Oregon
Location of Neskowin, Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Tillamook
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total 169
 • Density 117.3/sq mi (45.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-52000
GNIS feature ID 1146783

Neskowin is an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States, near where Slab Creek empties into the Pacific Ocean. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Neskowin as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The population of the CDP was 169 at the 2000 census.


Neskowin is located at 45°6′23″N 123°58′46″W / 45.10639°N 123.97944°W / 45.10639; -123.97944 (45.106502, -123.979306).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 169 people, 94 households, and 47 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 117.3 people per square mile (45.3/km²). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 283.1 per square mile (109.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.08% White, 3.55% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 11.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 8.9% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 44.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,000, and the median income for a family was $61,094. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $61,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,576. None of the families and 8.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 15.8% of those over 64.

Natural features

Periodically, remains of an ancient forest are exposed on the beach near Neskowin. see Neskowin Ghost Forest

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