Manzanita, Oregon

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Manzanita (pronounced /ˌmænzəˈniːtə/) is a coastal city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 101 about 25 miles south of Seaside and 25 miles north of Tillamook. The population was 564 at the 2000 census.



Tillamook was platted as a beach resort in 1912.[3] Manzanita post office was established in 1914 and named for the manzanita (Arctostaphylos tomentosa) that grows in the area.[3] Manzanita means "little apple" in Spanish.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 564 people, 307 households, and 177 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.1 people per square mile (294.3/km²). There were 1,078 housing units at an average density of 1,450.9/sq mi (562.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.45% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.89% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 307 households out of which 9.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.33.

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