Amity, Oregon

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Amity, 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 = Yamhill
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Michael Cape
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1880
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area_total_sq_mi = 0.6
area_total_km2 = 1.6
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population_total = 1480
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population_density_km2 = 951
population_density_sq_mi = 2461
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 45 |latm = 6 |lats = 59 |latNS = N
longd = 123 |longm = 12 |longs = 20 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 49.38
elevation_ft = 162
website = http://www.ci.amity.or.us
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 97101
area_code = 503
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blank_info = 41-02000GR|2
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blank1_info = 1162813GR|3
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Amity is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,478 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 1,480 residents. [http://www.pdx.edu/media/p/r/prcCertifiedRelease_07_web_cities.pdf PSU:Population Research Center] ]

History

The town was established between 1848 and 1849 by Joseph and Ahio S. Watt, two brothers who had immigrated to Oregon over the Oregon Trail.Corning, Howard M. "Dictionary of Oregon History". Binfords & Mort Publishing, 1956.] Part of Joseph’s land claim became the community’s townsite. The name "Amity" came from the name of a school that was built by two rival communities after the amicable settlement of a dispute.cite book
last = McArthur
first = Lewis A.
authorlink = Lewis A. McArthur
coauthors = Lewis L. McArthur
title = Oregon Geographic Names
origyear = 1928
edition = Seventh Edition
year = 2003
publisher = Oregon Historical Society Press
location = Portland, Oregon
id = ISBN 0-87595-277-1
pages = 22
] Ahio, the first teacher, named the school. Amity post office was established in 1852. Joseph established the first woolen mill in Oregon, and in 1868 shipped wheat to England in the first instance of Oregon wheat being sent around Cape Horn.

Geography

Amity is located at coor dms|45|6|59|N|123|12|20|W|city (45.116253, -123.205619)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.64% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,478 people, 471 households, and 373 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,461.0 people per square mile (951.1/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 824.2/sq mi (318.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.73% White, 0.14% African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.01% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.50% of the population.

There were 471 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,556, and the median income for a family was $42,375. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $25,662 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,563. About 8.7% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.ci.amity.or.us City of Amity] (official site)
* [http://bluebook.state.or.us/local/cities/ad/amity.htm Amity listing] in the Oregon Blue Book


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