Barlow, Oregon

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Barlow is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census.



Barlow is named for William Barlow, the son of Samuel K. Barlow (developer of the Barlow Road). Samuel bought the donation land claim in which Barlow is located from Thomas McKay on September 17, 1850. He later sold the land to William.[3]

In 1870, the railroad was built through Barlow. The station was originally named Barlows (for William, not Samuel). As of 2003, the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad still ran through Barlow.[3]

The post office at Barlow was opened on February 7, 1871. It closed on January 3, 1975.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 140 people, 40 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,275.8 people per square mile (900.9/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 666.5/sq mi (263.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.71% White, 0.71% Asian, 3.57% from other races, and 5.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.29% of the population.

There were 40 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 3.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $37,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,431. There were 5.4% of families and 3.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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