dcsimg

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.

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 21,261
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 8,695
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 43.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,318
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,063

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,861
% Above Poverty Level 75%
% Below Poverty Level 25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $137,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 12.2%

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

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 506 $36,310
Chiloquin 815 $24,545
Malin 731 $34,750
Merrill 885 $40,096

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

Klamath Falls Public Libraries

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

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Klamath Falls Hospitals

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

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Criminology - Leadership Focus
Advance your career with Regis University College for Professional Studies. We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in the areas of education and counseling, management, computer and information sciences, and humanities and social sciences.
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  • Teaches academic excellence, career preparation, & civic engagement for success
  • More than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors, including top-ranked programs
  • In a recent survey, 90% of seniors rated overall experience as excellent or good
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education w/110 acre campus near Philadelphia
  • Military Friendly School in the top 20 % helping military families, Victory Media
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Programs
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Autism Studies
  • BS in Liberal Studies - Professional Studies Track
  • Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • Online Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • The University of Nevada will introduce you to life-enriching people and ideas
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks Nevada  as a national Tier 1 university
  • Has regular diversity & inclusion education opportunities for students & faculty
  • Over 145 degree programs with faculty passionate about student success

Klamath Falls High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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

Klamath Falls Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Klamath Falls Colleges
Klamath Falls colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Klamath Falls
Additional Resources
Info for Klamath Falls Government Officials


Are you an official in the Klamath Falls government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top