Phoenix, Oregon

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Phoenix, Oregon
—  City  —
The Phoenix Shopping Center in Phoenix, Oregon
Nickname(s): The Other Phoenix
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 42°16′28″N 122°49′7″W / 42.27444°N 122.81861°W / 42.27444; -122.81861Coordinates: 42°16′28″N 122°49′7″W / 42.27444°N 122.81861°W / 42.27444; -122.81861
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
Incorporated 1910
 • Mayor Jeff Bellah
 • Total 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,543 ft (470.3 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,538
 • Estimate (2011[3]) 4,575
 • Density 3,151.4/sq mi (1,216.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97535
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-57500[4]
GNIS feature ID 1161474[5]

Phoenix is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 4,538 at the 2010 census. Phoenix is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Medford on Interstate 5.



[edit] History

The Phoenix area was settled in about 1850 by brothers Hiram and Samuel Colver. Samuel Colver laid out the town in 1854. It was initially known as Gasburg.[6]

[edit] Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.44 square miles (3.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

The 76 station in Phoenix.

[edit] Demographics

[edit] 2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,538 people, 2,001 households, and 1,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,151.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,216.8 /km2). There were 2,149 housing units at an average density of 1,492.4 per square mile (576.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.0% White, 0.9% African American, 1.5% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.9% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population.

There were 2,001 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

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