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Overview

Introduction to Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay, Oregon, in Coos county, is 73 miles SW of Eugene, Oregon and 167 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.

Coos Bay History

Coos Bay was named after a bay that derived its name from an Indian tribe. In 1857, the first Methodist church was established in the area, while the first post office was set up in 1871. The city was incorporated in 1874. The name "Coos Bay" was adopted in 1944. Prior to that, it was known as Marshfield.

Coos Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Bullards Beach State Park
  • Tugman State Park
  • Shore Acres State Park
  • Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
  • Coos Art Museum
  • Coos Historical and Maritime Museum

Things To Do In Coos Bay

The city of Coos Bay offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. There are a number of parks in the area, including Mingus Park, Sunset Bay State Park, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, Bullards Beach State Park and Shore Acres State Park. Boating and fishing facilities are provided by the Lower Empire Lake, Upper Empire Lake and the Middle Empire Lake. Tourists can also visit the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum and the Coos Art Museum.

Coos Bay Transportation

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Coos Bay Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,070
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+6,463
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,820

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,321
% Above Poverty Level78.6%
% Below Poverty Level21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$770
Median House Value$169,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.7%
German18.3%
Irish13.5%
English12.7%
Italian4.7%
Norwegian4.6%
Dutch4.1%
Swedish4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.7%
Danishn1.5%
Russian1.4%
Welsh1.1%
Polish0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Greek0.6%
Canadian0.4%
African0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Ghanaian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Coos Bay Almanac

CategoryValue
County Coos County
Standard Zip Codes97420
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude43.37
Approximate Longitude-124.14

Coos Bay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORTH BEND AP
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 53 F
Apr Temp43 to 57 F
Jul Temp53 to 67 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip64.4 inches
StationCOQUILLE CITY
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp50 to 71 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches
StationBANDON 2 NNE
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp51 to 67 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip59.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bandon3,062$46,992
Coquille3,846$32,045
Lakeside1,874$50,903
Myrtle Point2,488$49,934
North Bend9,566$59,304
Reedsport4,068$43,563

Coos Bay Public Libraries

Coos Bay Public Library
525 ANDERSON
Coos Bay, Oregon
(541) 269-1101
Coos County Library Service District
525 ANDERSON AVE.
Coos Bay, Oregon
(541) 269-1101

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Coos Bay Hospitals

Bay Area Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1775 Thompson Road

Coos Bay Public Schools

Blossom Gulch Elementary School
333 S 10th
ZIP: 97420
(541) 267-1340
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Destinations Academy
755 S 7th St
ZIP: 97420
(541) 267-1485
High
Total Enrollment 72
Madison Elementary School
400 Madison St
ZIP: 97420
(541) 888-1218
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Marshfield Senior High School
10th & Ingersoll
ZIP: 97420
(541) 267-1400
High
Total Enrollment 1010
Millicoma School
260 Second Ave
ZIP: 97420
(541) 267-1468
Middle
Total Enrollment 468
Resource Link Charter School
755 S 7th St
ZIP: 97420
(541) 267-1485
Other
Total Enrollment 66
Sunset School
245 S Cammann
ZIP: 97420
(541) 888-1242
Middle
Total Enrollment 453

Coos Bay Private Schools

Alternative Youth Activities
575 S Main St
ZIP: 97420
Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Christ Lutheran Church & School
1835 N 15th St
ZIP: 97420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Gold Coast Christian School
2175 Newmark Ave
ZIP: 97420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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