Moro, Oregon

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Moro is a city in Sherman County, Oregon, United States. The population was 337 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sherman County[3] (the smallest county seat in Oregon). Moro was incorporated on February 17, 1899, by the Oregon Legislative Assembly.[4]



Moro is located at 45°29′6″N 120°43′56″W / 45.485°N 120.73222°W / 45.485; -120.73222 (45.484883, -120.732186).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 337 people, 133 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.4 people per square mile (271.1/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 310.0/sq mi (120.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.58% White, 1.19% African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 3.26% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

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