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Corvallis, Oregon

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Benton County Courthouse
Corvallis is a city located in Benton County in central western Oregon. Originally called Marysville, probably for the nearby Mary's River, the state legislature changed the city's name to Corvallis in 1853, from the Latin phrase cor vallis, meaning "heart of the valley." As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,322. It is the county seat of Benton CountyTemplate:GR.

Corvallis was incorporated as a city in 1857.

Located in Corvallis are Oregon State University, located quite close to the main downtown area, and a large Hewlett-Packard printer cartridge manufacturing and prototyping facility which is a major local employer. A number of residents also commute to work in Albany.

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Geography

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Location of Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis is located at 44°34'15" North, 123°16'34" West (44.570780, -123.275998)Template:GR.

It is about 85 miles south of Portland, ten miles west of I-5, and 30 miles south of the state capital, Salem. By car, the travel time is about an hour and a half from Portland, and 45 minutes (44 miles) north of Eugene / Springfield, taking either I-5 or Highway 99W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.7 km² (13.8 mi²). 35.2 km² (13.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.23% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 49,322 people, 19,630 households, and 9,972 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,400.2/km² (3,625.6/mi²). There are 20,909 housing units at an average density of 593.6/km² (1,537.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.03% White, 1.16% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 6.42% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 2.52% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. 5.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19,630 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% are married couples living together, 7.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.2% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the city the population is spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 28.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,236, and the median income for a family is $53,208. Males have a median income of $40,770 versus $29,390 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,317. 20.6% of the population and 9.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.2% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Public Education

Elementary Schools (Incomplete)
*Adams (http://www.csd509j.net/adams/)
1615 SW 35th Street | Phone: (541) 757-5938 | Fax: (541) 757-4586 | Principal: Patty Pearson

*Franklin (K-8) (http://www.csd509j.net/franklin/)
750 NW 18th Street | Phone: (541) 757-5747 | Fax: (541) 757-5766 | Principal: Mike Strowbridge

*Garfield (http://www.csd509j.net/garfield/)
1205 NW Garfield Ave | Phone: (541) 757-5941 | Fax: (541) 757-4588 |Principal: Lynn Lahey

*Hoover (http://www.csd509j.net/hoover/)
3838 NW Walnut Blvd | Phone: (541) 757-5958 | Fax: (541) 757-4590 | Principal: Tonja Everest

*Inavale (K-8) (http://www.csd509j.net/inavale/)
30252 SW Bellfountain Rd. | Phone: (541) 757-5981 | Fax: (541) 757-4591 | Principal: Karen Smith


High Schools:

836 NW 11th St. 97330
Phone: (541) 757-5871
Fax: (541) 757-4596
High School Code: 380-210
Principal: Jay Conroy


4444 NW Highland Drive. 97330
Phone: (541) 757-5801
Fax: (541) 757-5816
High School Code: 380-211
Principal: Cathi Alden

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