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Oregon, Ohio
City
The Brandville School
The Brandville School
Nickname(s): Oregon
Motto: "A City of Opportunity"
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
Area
 • Total 38.04 sq mi (98.52 km2)
 • Land 29.98 sq mi (77.65 km2)
 • Water 8.06 sq mi (20.88 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,291
 • Estimate (2015) 20,102
 • Density 676.8/sq mi (261.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 43605, 43616, 43618
Area code(s) 419/567
FIPS code 39-58730
GNIS feature ID 1049043
Website http://www.ci.oregon.oh.us/

Oregon is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. It is an industrial suburb of Toledo, located on Lake Erie, just east of the city. The population was 20,291 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Oregon is located at 41°38′57″N 83°27′41″W / 41.64917°N 83.46139°W / 41.64917; -83.46139 (41.649094, -83.461514).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.04 square miles (98.52 km2), of which 29.98 square miles (77.65 km2) is land and 8.06 square miles (20.88 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 13,319
1970 16,563 24.4%
1980 18,682 12.8%
1990 18,334 −1.9%
2000 19,355 5.6%
2010 20,291 4.8%
Est. 2015 20,102 −0.9%
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2010 census

Largest ancestries (2010) Percent
German Germany 37.9%
Irish Republic of Ireland 11.6%
Polish Poland 10.1%
Hungarian Hungary 8.4%
French France Drapeau Franco-Américain.svg 7.4%
English England 7.2%

As of the census of 2010, there were 20,291 people, 8,196 households, and 5,555 families residing in the city. The population density was 676.8 inhabitants per square mile (261.3/km2). There were 8,759 housing units at an average density of 292.2 per square mile (112.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.

There were 8,196 households of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

Largest ancestries (2000) Percent
German Germany 33.8%
Irish Republic of Ireland 10.8%
Polish Poland 8.9%
English England 7.8%
French France Drapeau Franco-Américain.svg 7.5%
Hungarian Hungary 7.3%

As of the census of 2000, there were 19,355 people, 7,708 households, and 5,318 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.8 people per square mile (254.4/km²). There were 8,025 housing units at an average density of 273.2 per square mile (105.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.91% White, 1.00% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.72% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.76% of the population.

There were 7,708 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,777, and the median income for a family was $57,156. Males had a median income of $42,631 versus $28,897 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,619. About 3.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

Perhaps the most well-known attraction in Oregon is the Sundance Drive-In, one of the last in the region. Pearson Park, within the city limits, and Maumee Bay State Park, located in neighboring Jerusalem Township, have preserved or re-created sections of the original Black Swamp topography and forest. The state park also offers a waterfront resort off Lake Erie, and features a links golf course that has held numerous U.S. Open local qualifiers. Its location at the confluence of major migration routes brings birdwatchers and hunters to nearby shoreland areas. Boating and fishing on Lake Erie are popular pursuits. The city sponsors an extensive softball and baseball recreation program. The annual ethnic German American festival draws over 30,000 people each year.

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