Banks, Oregon

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Banks is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,286 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 1,435 residents.[3]

The community was named for settler Robert Banks and his father, John Banks.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,286 people, 440 households, and 337 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,885.7 people per square mile (1,504.6/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 1,486.6/sq mi (575.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.14% White, 0.39% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 2.80% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.

There were 440 households out of which 50.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 39.9% from 25 to 44, 12.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,500, and the median income for a family was $61,932. Males had a median income of $42,330 versus $26,818 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,354. About 3.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


Banks has a single school district with three schools. This excludes the Christian Academy, which lies on the outskirts of town, near the town of Buxton. The city schools are called Banks Elementary School, Banks Junior High School, and Banks High School.

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