Drain, Oregon

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Drain is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,021 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 1,075 residents.[4]



Drain was named after a couple, Charles and Anna Drain, who were the first to settle there in the 1800s.[citation needed]

Drain, Oregon is the only community named "Drain" in North America.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Drain is located at the crossroads of Oregon Route 99 and Oregon Route 38, at a pass in the Coast Range, on the way west to the Pacific Ocean.

Pass Creek, a tributary of the Umpqua River runs through Drain.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,021 people, 397 households, and 289 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,879.0 people per square mile (730.0/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 811.6/sq mi (315.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.60% White, 0.10% African American, 2.64% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 4.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.33% of the population.

There were 397 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

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