Glendale, Oregon

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Glendale is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 855 at the 2000 census.

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History

Glendale started out as a small settlement called "Stumptown", because of an economy based on logging. Later the town was named "Julia" in honor of the wife of Sol Abraham, a prominent local citizen. Eventually the town was renamed Glendale.

A major fire in the early-mid 1900s destroyed much of the town, which was rebuilt. There are very few buildings still standing that are more than a century old. The Presbyterian church on Main Street is one of the few buildings left from before the fire.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 855 people, 311 households, and 224 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,138.4 people per square mile (825.3/km2). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 887.9/sq mi (342.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.82% White, 2.92% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.34% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.54% of the population.

There were 311 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $30,278. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,067. About 19.4% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

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