Depoe Bay, Oregon

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Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Route 101 next to the Pacific Ocean. The population was 1,174 at the 2000 census, with an unofficial estimated population of 1,355 in 2007.[3] The bay of the same name is a six-acre (24,000 m²) harbor that the city promotes as the world's smallest.[4]



Depoe Bay was founded by Siletz Indian "Charley" Depot (whose name was later changed to "DePoe").[citation needed] His original tribal affiliation was Tututni.[citation needed][5]

In 1975, the fishing trip sequence in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed in Depoe Bay.[6]

In 2008, restaurant scenes from The Burning Plain were filmed in Depoe Bay, at the Tidal Raves restaurant.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.[8]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,174 people, 584 households, and 359 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.2 people per square mile (251.8/km²). There were 911 housing units at an average density of 506.1/sq mi (195.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.50% White, 0.34% African American, 1.70% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population.

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