Silverton, Oregon

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Silverton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The population was 7,414 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.

Silver Creek runs through the center of town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,414 people, 2,707 households, and 1,886 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,716.3 people per square mile (1,048.6/km²). There were 2,865 housing units at an average density of 1,049.7/sq mi (405.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.29% White, 0.22% African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.56% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.56% of the population.

There were 2,707 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,429, and the median income for a family was $46,196. Males had a median income of $34,707 versus $24,479 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,062. About 10.4% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


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