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Overview

Introduction to Central Point, Oregon

Central Point, Oregon, in Jackson county, is 4 miles NW of Medford, Oregon and 218 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is considered part of the Medford-Ashland metropolitan area.

Central Point History

This area was first inhabited by Native American tribes. It was named after its location at the junction of two wagon roads. The city of Central Point was incorporated in 1889.

Central Point and nearby Attractions

  • Agate Reservoir County Park
  • Valley of the Rogue State Park
  • Agate Reservoir County Park
  • Fort Jones
  • Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History
  • Children's Museum

Things To Do In Central Point

The area has numerous parks, including the Valley of the Rogue State Park, the Agate Reservoir County Park, TouVelle State Recreation Site and the Casey State Recreational Area. Tourists can also visit Fort Jones, the Southern Oregon Historical Society, the Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History and the Children's Museum. The Rogue River National Forest is a popular local spot as well.

Central Point Transportation

Flights are available from Rogue Valley International.

Central Point Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Southern Oregon University, Lane Community College and Rogue Community College.

People

Total Population 17,604
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,487
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,129
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,380
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,844

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,213
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $957
Median House Value $181,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Central Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 218 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Jackson
Metro Area Medford - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 97502
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.376
Longitude -122.915

Central Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEDFORD AP
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Station MEDFORD EXPERIMENT STN
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 47 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Station HOWARD PRAIRIE DAM
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 45 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle Point 8,701 $61,979
Gold Hill 1,194 $45,500
Jacksonville 2,827 $59,700
Medford 77,579 $49,686
Phoenix 4,500 $47,500
Talent 6,244 $47,121

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Central Point High Schools

CRATER HIGH SCHOOL
4410 ROGUE VALLEY BLVD
541-494-6300
Serves 1,607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

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