- Aloha, Oregon
official_name = Aloha, Oregon
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Aloha, Oregon
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 19.1
area_land_km2 = 19.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 7.4
area_land_sq_mi = 7.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 41741
population_density_km2 = 2185.5
population_density_sq_mi = 5660.5
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
elevation_m = 65
elevation_ft = 213
latd = 45 |latm = 29 |lats = 25 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 52 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
Aloha is a
census-designated placeand an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Its name is similar to the Hawaiian word, " aloha", although the place name is pronEng|əˈloʊə instead of IPA|/əˈloʊhɑː/. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 41,741.
According to "
Oregon Geographic Names", the origin of the name Aloha is disputed. Some sources say it was named by Robert Caples, a railroad worker, but it is unknown why the name was chosen. Aloha post office was established in 1912. In 1983 Joseph H. Buck claimed that his uncle, the first postmaster Julius Buck, named the office "Aloah" after a small resort on Lake Winnebagoin Wisconsin. Supposedly the last two letters were transposed by the Post Office Department during the application process. However, the local pronunciation has remained Ah-lowwa rather than Ah-lo-ha.
Another story comes from Frithjof G. Tollefsen, a former postmaster of Aloha. According to him, the name may have come about during a dinner party at which several of the more prominent citizens as well as some railroad men were gathered. During the party, one of the guests sang "
Aloha Oe". Then a suggestion was made to call the town Aloha. This source also says that it was Julius Buck's sister, Dora Buck, who submitted the name "Aloah" (an Indian word), which is where the Buck family came from, as per above.Fact|date=February 2007
Aloha is located at coor dms|45|29|25|N|122|52|19|W|city (45.490239, -122.872007)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 41,741 people, 14,228 households, and 10,841 families residing in the community. The population densitywas 5,660.5 people per square mile (2,186.7/km²). There were 14,851 housing units at an average density of 2,013.9/sq mi (778.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.40% White, 1.35% African American, 0.78% Native American, 7.69% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 6.70% from other races, and 3.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.93% of the population.
There were 14,228 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the community the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.
The median income for a household in the community is $52,299, and the median income for a family was $56,566. Males had a median income of $40,369 versus $29,921 for females. The
per capita incomefor the community is $19,685. About 5.6% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.
Aloha High Schoolopened in 1969 and moved to its current location in 1970.Fact|date=December 2007 Aloha High School received its first major remodeling/expansion in 2006, after many of the other schools in the district, including Southridge High School, which opened in 1999, had been remodeled.Fact|date=December 2007
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