Chiloquin, Oregon

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Chiloquin (pronounced /ˈtʃɪləkwɪn/, CHIL-ə-kwin) is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Chiloquin was the pioneer version of a Klamath family name Chaloquin, which was the name of a Klamath chief who was alive at the time of the treaty of 1864. The population was 716 at the 2000 census.

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Points of interest

The Train Mountain Miniature Railroad in Chiloquin is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest miniature hobby railway system in the world. It includes a railway museum, 25 miles of total track, and trains that a person can straddle and ride.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 716 people, 257 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 890.1 people per square mile (345.6/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 360.5/sq mi (140.0/km²).

According to responses provided by Chiloquin residents who participated in the census, the demographic makeup of the city was:

51.54% Native American
42.60% White
5.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.47% from two or more races.
1.26% from other races

0.14% Asian

There were 257 households out of which:
40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them
39.3% were married couples living together
21.4% had a female householder with no husband present
32.3% were non-families
24.1% of all households were made up of individuals
10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older

The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.34.

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