Woodburn, Oregon

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Woodburn, Oregon
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location in Oregon

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Oregon
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Marion
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Kathy Figley
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1890
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area_total_sq_mi = 5.2
area_total_km2 = 13.5
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population_total = 22044 (est)
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population_density_km2 = 1492.4
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timezone = Pacific
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timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 45 |latm = 8 |lats = 50 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 51 |longs = 30 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 60
elevation_ft = 197
website = [http://ci.woodburn.or.us http://ci.woodburn.or.us/]
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postal_code = 97071
area_code = 503
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Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The population was 20,100 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Woodburn, historically a farming community, was founded by Jesse H. Settlemier in 1889. The Jesse H. Settlemier House is now a museum located on Settlemier Avenue. Lewis McArthur recorded in "Oregon Geographic Names" that according to Charles E. Nebergall, Woodburn was named for a slash burn that got out of control and burned down a nearby woodlot in the 1880s, after the railroad line had been laid through the area.


Woodburn is located at coor dms|45|8|50|N|122|51|30|W|city (45.147258, -122.858436).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 20,100 people, 6,274 households, and 4,492 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,865.8 people per square mile (1,492.4/km²). There were 6,824 housing units at an average density of 1,312.5/sq mi (506.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.12% White, 0.45% African American, 1.17% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 35.66% from other races, and 4.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.07% of the population.

There were 6,274 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.63.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 14.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,722, and the median income for a family was $36,730. Males had a median income of $21,702 versus $22,606 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,954. About 11.5% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2007, its population was estimated at 22,044 [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US4183750&_geoContext=01000US&_street=&_county=woodburn&_cityTown=woodburn&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder - Population Finder] ] , a net rise of 9.7% over 2000.

Old Believers

Woodburn is also home for a sizeable community of Russian Orthodox Old Believers, who number between a quarter and a third of the population.Fact|date=March 2008


Woodburn is home to KPCN-LP, a low power community radio station owned and operated by Oregon's largest farmworker union - [http://www.pcun.org los Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste] (PCUN). The station was built by volunteers from Woodburn and around the country in August 2006 at the tenth Prometheus Radio Project barnraising. KPCN broadcasts music, news, and public affairs to listeners in Spanish and several indigenous Latin American languages.

The arts in Woodburn

Willamette Ballet Academy was founded in 1982. World's Berry Center Museum was founded in the early 1980s as well. The World's Berry Center Museum occasionally produces plays by Miracle Theater.

Kat Bjelland of the punk band Babes in Toyland, grew up in Woodburn. Her first performance was at the now-closed tavern Flight 99.

Some exterior scenes from 2007 Hallmark Hall of Fame production "The Valley of Light", starring Chris Klein, were filmed in downtown Woodburn. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486506/locations The Valley of Light (2007) (TV) - Filming locations ] ]

Points of interest

Woodburn Dragstrip

The Woodburn Dragstrip is a 1/4 mile NHRA dragstrip that annually hosts an event on the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.

Woodburn Company Stores

In August 1999, Woodburn Company Stores opened in Woodburn. This is an outlet mall with many name-brand clothing companies represented, including Adidas, Nike, Gap, and Banana Republic. With around 4 million shoppers annually, this shopping mall is one of the most visited attractions in the state of Oregon, second only to the various Indian casinos throughout the state.Fact|date=April 2007

MacLaren Correctional Facility

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility is on Oregon Route 99E on the outskirts of Woodburn, in which delinquent and criminal boys are incarcerated.

OGA Golf Course

The Oregon Golf Association (OGA) Golf Course in Woodburn is a public course, rated by "Golf Digest" in 1996 as one of the top ten affordable courses in the US [ [http://www.ogagolfcourse.com OGA Golf Course Homepage] ] . It routinely hosts many large amateur and high school events in the state.


External links

* [http://ci.woodburn.or.us City of Woodburn]
* [http://www.settlemierhouse.com/ Settlemier house]
* [http://www.ci.woodburn.or.us/community/History/beforewoodburndoc.htm History of Woodburn]

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