Coquille, Oregon

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Coquille (pronounced /koʊˈkiːl/) is a city that is the county seat of Coos County, Oregon, United States. The population was 4,184 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 4,215 residents.[citation needed] The primary economic base is the timber industry. The city derives its name from the Coquille Indian tribe.



Coquille is bordered by the Coquille River which drains part of the Coastal Range into the Pacific Ocean at Bandon. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.37% is water.[3]


2000 Census data

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,184 people, 1,686 households, and 1,129 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,538.3 people per square mile (593.9/km²). There were 1,850 housing units at an average density of 680.2/sq mi (262.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.64% White, 0.50% African American, 1.77% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 1,686 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

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