Introduction to Klamath Falls, Oregon

Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Klamath county, is 56 miles E of Medford, Oregon and 232 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Klamath Falls History

Klamath Falls is the county seat of Klamath County, which was established on October 17, 1882. The city was originally known as "Linkville" and was founded by George Nurse. The city got its present name in 1892. The area was first inhabited by the Modoc and Klamath Native Americans. The city was incorporated in 1905.

Klamath Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Eldorado Park
  • Mills - Kiwanis Park
  • Siskiyou County Museum
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Fort Jones
  • Kit Carson Park

Things To Do In Klamath Falls

Richmond Park, Kit Carson Park, OC&E Woods Line State Trail and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge offer facilities for recreation. The Siskiyou County Museum and the Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum can also be visited from Klamath.

Klamath Falls Transportation

Rogue Valley International provides facilities for air transportation.

Klamath Falls Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Klamath Community College, Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University.


Total Population 21,261
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 8,695
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 43.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,318
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,063


Median Family Income $44,861
% Above Poverty Level 75%
% Below Poverty Level 25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $137,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 12.2%

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

Klamath Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles E of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 232 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Klamath
Standard Zip Codes 97601, 97603, 97625
P.O. Box Zip Codes 97602
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.225
Longitude -121.78

Klamath Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 52 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 39 F
Apr Temp 26 to 58 F
Jul Temp 41 to 85 F
Oct Temp 26 to 65 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
Distance 30.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Klamath Falls, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dairy (97625)

Kfalls (97601)

Kingsley Field (97601)

OreTech (97601)

Worden (97601)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bonanza 506 $36,310
Chiloquin 815 $24,545
Malin 731 $34,750
Merrill 885 $40,096

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

Klamath Falls Public Libraries

Klamath County Library Service District
Klamath Falls, Oregon
(541) 882-8895
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Klamath Falls Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(541) 883-6150
Emergency Service: Yes

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Klamath Falls High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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Serves 904 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

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Serves 673 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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