Aumsville, Oregon

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Aumsville is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,003 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 3,300 residents.[4] It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Aumsville is situated on the site of the pioneer farm of Henry L. Turner, who named the settlement for his son-in-law, Amos M. Davis, more familiarly known as "Aumus", who had died on December 23, 1863. Aumsville was incorporated on August 3, 1911.[1] [5]

On December 14, 2010, an EF2 tornado touched down in the center of Aumsville. The winds destroyed homes and caused substantial damage to businesses and City Hall.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Aumsville has a total area of 0.8 square mile (2.0 km²), all land.[7]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,003 people, 961 households, and 803 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,792.5 people per square mile (1,467.7/km²). There were 1,024 housing units at an average density of 1,293.2/sq mi (500.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.75% White, 1.83% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.30% African American, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 6.06% from other races, and 4.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.39% of the population.

There were 961 households out of which 52.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.37.

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