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.


Total Population 21,858
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,371
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,467


Median Family Income $56,975
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $797
Median House Value $171,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.3%
Irish 14.7%

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


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

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
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
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 2,276 $42,055
Myrtle Creek 3,413 $37,065
Oakland 732 $45,500
Riddle 1,128 $46,607
Sutherlin 7,776 $47,468
Winston 5,356 $32,635

Roseburg Public Libraries

Douglas County Library System
Roseburg, Oregon
(541) 440-4311
Library Web Site

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Roseburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(541) 673-0611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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