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Area

Our town has a total of 1.6 square miles, with Garrison Lake, a 130-acre fresh water lake in our boundaries, along with a large wetlands portion.


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Weather

Average rainfall: 74"
Hottest month: July
Coldest month: Jan
Wettest month: Dec
Driest month: July




Population

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,153 people, 571 households, and 311 families living here in 62 housing units. a9.6% of the households had children under 18 living with them, 44% were married couples, 39% were individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 or older.

18.8% of the population was under 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years.

Median household income was $23,289.

While our population numbers appear fairly stable over the past 50 years, the differences in makeup reflect changing demographics and a shift that is becoming more pronounced over time : a change from a natural resource-based economy to a retirement and service economy.

Socioeconomic Trends

The harbor’s commercial fishing fleet and processing facilities, together with
service industries and summer tourism, are the economic mainstays of the community.

Today, commercial fishing continues to be a significant economic sector of the
community. The Port estimates that between 90 and 120 people are directly or
indirectly involved with the commercial fishing industry in Port Orford. A
number of businesses provide services such as fabrication, tools and supplies,
which support the industry. The Port facility is an important feature because of its economic impact on the community, and because of the unique ambiance that attracts the local population and visitors.

Tourism continues to be a significant employer for the community. Port Orford’s
location on the Pacific Ocean provides ambiance, and its location along Highway
101 provides exposure to the traveling public. The natural beauty of the area, its
unspoiled environment and the authentic feel of the community are magnets that
appeal to visitors.

The three top employers in Port Orford are government at 29 percent, trade transportation and utilities at 22 percent, and leisure and hospitality or tourism at 17 percent.

Source for much information: Looking to the Future, 2006 City of Port Orford Comprehensive Planning Report.

 
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Port Orford, OR 97465
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