Gold Hill, Oregon

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Gold Hill is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States. As of July 1, 2009, the population was 1,080 people. [4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.[5]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,073 people, 419 households, and 294 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,543.5 people per square mile (591.8/km²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 641.6/sq mi (246.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.09% White, 0.09% African American, 1.96% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population.

There were 419 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,438. Males had a median income of $33,625 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,856. About 10.3% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


Gold Hill is home to the roadside attraction the Oregon Vortex.


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