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Overview

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. There are an estimated 19,462 people in the city.

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.

People

Total Population 21,165
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,703
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 43.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,534
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,338
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,391

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,845
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $735
Median House Value $141,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.9%
Irish 12.4%

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

Notes:

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

Station KLAMATH FALLS 2 SSW
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
Station SPRAGUE RIVER 2 SE
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
Station HOWARD PRAIRIE DAM
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 469 $35,326
Chiloquin 780 $23,125
Malin 712 $31,932
Merrill 843 $40,833

Klamath Falls Public Libraries

Library
Klamath County Library Service District
126 SOUTH THIRD STREET
Klamath Falls, Oregon
(541) 882-8895
Library Web Site

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Klamath Falls Hospitals

MERLE WEST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2865 DAGGETT STREET
(541) 883-6150
Emergency Service: Yes

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Klamath Falls High Schools

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KLAMATH UNION HIGH SCHOOL
1300 MONCLAIRE ST
541-883-4710
A Title I School.
Serves 993 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

MAZAMA HIGH SCHOOL
541-883-4730
A Title I School.
Serves 904 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

HENLEY HIGH SCHOOL
8245 HWY 39
541-883-5040
Serves 673 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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