Woodburn, Oregon

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Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The population was 20,100 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2008 population is estimated at 23,355.[3]

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History

Woodburn, historically a farming community, was founded by Jesse H. Settlemier in 1889. Woodburn was named for a slash burn that got out of control and burned down a nearby woodlot in the 1880s, after the railroad line had been laid through the area.[4] The city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 20, 1889.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,100 people, 6,274 households, and 4,492 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,865.8 people per square mile (1,492.4/km²). There were 6,824 housing units at an average density of 1,312.5/sq mi (506.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.12% White, 0.45% African American, 1.17% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 35.66% from other races, and 4.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.07% of the population.

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