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Shady Cove, Oregon
Shady Cove City Hall
Shady Cove City Hall
Nickname(s): 
The Jewel of the Upper Rogue
Motto(s): 
"And a River Runs Through It!"
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1972
Area
 • Total 2.02 sq mi (5.22 km2)
 • Land 1.91 sq mi (4.96 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation
1,406 ft (428.6 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,904
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,129
 • Density 1,634.80/sq mi (631.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
97539
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-66550
GNIS feature ID 1158474

Shady Cove is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,904 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), of which, 1.91 square miles (4.95 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

On November 1, 2007, the city was placed on probation by FEMA for mismanagement of the city's floodplain management program. The city has since corrected the problems with their program, and on November 1, 2008, the city will be in "good standing" again.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,097
1990 1,351 23.2%
2000 2,307 70.8%
2010 2,904 25.9%
2019 (est.) 3,129 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,904 people, 1,291 households, and 819 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,520.4 inhabitants per square mile (587.0/km2). There were 1,459 housing units at an average density of 763.9 per square mile (294.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.

There were 1,291 households, of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 51.8 years. 16.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2020 census

As of the census of 2020, there were 3,119 people, 1,627 households, and 709 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,630 people per square mile (445.4/km2). There were 1,506 housing units at an average density of 553.5 per square mile (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.3%% White, 0.30% African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 2.50% from other races, and 6.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.60% of the population.

There were 1,506 households, out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city, the population was 13.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,967, and the median income for a family was $46,838. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $23,533 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,564. About 14.7% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 0% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Early in the town's history, the lumber trade drove the economy. However, Wilson's Lumber Mill was destroyed in the 1964 flood, and was not rebuilt. By the 1980s, the lumber trade left the town. Tourism replaced timber, and now the major industry of the town is in the service sector focused on the presence of the Rogue River. Tourist opportunities include rafting and year-round fishing.

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