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Overview

Introduction to Roseburg, Oregon

Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas county, is 59 miles S of Eugene, Oregon and 162 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is home to some 20,017 residents.

Roseburg History

Roseburg was named after Aaron Rose, who settled in the area in 1851. Originally, Roseburg was named Deer Creek because of its proximity to Deer Creek and the South Umpqua River. The first post office was established in 1852 as Deer Creek. The post office was renamed Roseburg in 1894.

Roseburg and nearby Attractions

  • Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History
  • Parrott Creek Park
  • Roseburg Municipal Golf Course
  • Eagles Park

Things To Do In Roseburg

Riverside Park, Laurelwood Park and Parrott Creek Park are all located in Roseburg. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Roseburg Municipal Golf Course. A stroll by Park Lake can also be enjoyable. Local celebrations include the Family Harvest Festival and the Douglas County Fair.

Roseburg Transportation

Rogue Valley International Airport-Medford is nearby.

Roseburg Higher Education

Umpqua Community College is located in Roseburg. Other nearby institutions of higher education that can be attended from the city include Rogue Community College, the University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University.

People

Total Population 21,937
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 21.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,363
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $30,014
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,482

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,367
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $759
Median House Value $174,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.9%
Irish 13.3%

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

Roseburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles S of Eugene, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 97470
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.216
Longitude -123.34

Roseburg 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 ROSEBURG KQEN
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 50 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station WINCHESTER
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station IDLEYLD PARK 4 NE
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 46 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 50 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 63.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canyonville 2,361 $41,686
Myrtle Creek 3,422 $38,611
Oakland 691 $45,417
Riddle 1,164 $47,125
Sutherlin 7,821 $44,407
Winston 5,363 $37,697

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

Roseburg Public Libraries

Library
Douglas County Library System
1409 NE DIAMOND LAKE BLVD.
Roseburg, Oregon
(541) 440-4311
Library Web Site

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Roseburg Hospitals

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2700 STEWART PARKWAY
(541) 673-0611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Roseburg High Schools

ROSEBURG SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
547 W CHAPMAN AVE
541-440-4142
Serves 1,565 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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