Redwood, Oregon

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Redwood is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Josephine County, Oregon, United States.[3] The population was 5,844 at the 2000 census.



During the 1930s and 1940s, the area was populated by only a few homesteads and was largely composed of marshland. Because of the constant croaking of frogs heard in the area by passersby late at night, the area was referred to as the "Frog Ponds" despite the lack of ponds.

Starting in the mid 1950s, most of these marshlands were drained to make way for the first housing developments in the Redwood area.


Redwood is located at 42°25′13″N 123°22′53″W / 42.42028°N 123.38139°W / 42.42028; -123.38139 (42.420256, -123.381486).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.22%) is water. The area is located 935 feet (285 m) above sea-level.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,844 people, 2,390 households, and 1,684 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,207.3 people per square mile (466.2/km²). There were 2,529 housing units at an average density of 522.5/sq mi (201.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.87% White, 0.31% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.68% of the population.

There were 2,390 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.84.

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