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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,793
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+7,507
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,905
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,971

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,936
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$898
Median House Value$188,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.3%
Irish13.1%
English10.4%
French Except Basque5.8%
Norwegian4.7%
Italian4.3%
Scottish2.8%
Swedish2.1%
Portuguese1.4%
Danishn1.2%
Polish1.2%
Canadian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
German0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
African0.1%
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Central Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes97502
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude42.39
Approximate Longitude-122.93

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)

StationMEDFORD AP
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip18.3 inches
StationMEDFORD EXPERIMENT STN
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches
StationHOWARD PRAIRIE DAM
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp45 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eagle Point8,790$65,657
Gold Hill1,302$47,500
Jacksonville2,845$72,035
Medford78,856$52,555
Phoenix4,528$51,193
Talent6,323$50,599

Central Point Public Schools

Central Point Elementary School
450 S 4th St
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Crater Academy Of Health And Public Services
655 N 3rd St
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6300
High
Total Enrollment 464
Crater Renaissance Academy
655 N 3rd St
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6300
High
Total Enrollment 452
Crater School Of Business Innovation And Science
655 N 3rd St
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6300
High
Total Enrollment 436
Jewett Elementary School
1001 Manzanita St
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Madrone Trail Public Charter School
3070 Ross Ln
ZIP: 97502
(541) 842-3657
Primary
Total Enrollment 239
Richardson Elementary School
200 W Pine St
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Sams Valley Elementary School
14235 Table Rock Rd
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6870
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Scenic Middle School
1955 Scenic Ave
ZIP: 97502
(541) 494-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 789

Central Point Private Schools

Noah's Ark Early Learning Center
305 Oak St
ZIP: 97502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Sonshine Early Learning Center
500 N 10th St
ZIP: 97502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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