Dundee, Oregon

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Dundee (pronounced /ˈdʌndiː/) is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,598 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 3,040 residents.[3]



The first post office in the area was Ekins, established in 1881. Dundee is named in honor of the birthplace of William Reid, Dundee, Scotland. Reid came to Oregon in 1874 to establish the Oregonian Railway, and made several extensions to the railroad in the western Willamette Valley. The Ekins post office was closed in 1885 and a new office opened in 1887, named "Dundee Junction". The name derived from plans to build a bridge across the Willamette River for the railroad, which would have called for a junction at Dundee between the west railroad and the new east railroad. The bridge was never built, however, and the post office was renamed "Dundee" in 1897.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²; 1.45%) is water.[5]

Dundee is two miles southwest of the city of Newberg.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,598 people, 921 households, and 715 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,915.5 people per square mile (737.6/km²). There were 952 housing units at an average density of 701.9/sq mi (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.73% White, 0.85% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 3.31% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.54% of the population.

There were 921 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.23.

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