Yamhill, Oregon

Yamhill, Oregon
—  City  —
Maple Street in Yamhill
Motto: A Small Taste Of Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 123°11′3″W / 45.34111°N 123.18417°W / 45.34111; -123.18417
Country United States
State Oregon
County Yamhill
Incorporated 1891
 – Mayor Paula Terp
 – Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 – Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 – Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 182 ft (55.5 m)
Population (2008)
 – Total 855
 – Density 1,874.3/sq mi (766.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97148
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-84250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1166730[2]
Website www.cityofyamhill.com

Yamhill is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Located in the northern part of the county, it is situated at the intersection of Oregon Route 47 and Oregon Route 240. The population was 794 at the 2000 census. The 2008 estimate is 855 residents.[3] Originally named North Yamhill, it was incorporated under that name by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 20, 1891.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.[5]


Yamhill United Methodist Church

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 794 people, 256 households, and 207 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,974.3 people per square mile (766.4/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 663.9 per square mile (257.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.47% White, 0.25% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.79% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,688, and the median income for a family was $52,344. Males had a median income of $38,661 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,745. About 5.3% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

  • Beverly Cleary, children's author; her first memoir was called A Girl from Yamhill
  • Jeri Ellsworth, entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer
  • Merle C. "Hap" Johnson (March 17, 1918 – October 9, 2007), a decorated United States Air Force colonel who served in France and Spain during World War II. He is interred in Pike Cemetery near Yamhill.[6]
  • Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, grew up on a sheep and cherry farm in Yamhill


Residents are zoned to the Yamhill Carlton School District, headquartered in Yamhill.[7]

Yamhill Carlton Elementary School (YCES) is located in Carlton,[8] and Yamhill Carlton Intermediate School (YCIS) and Yamhill Carlton High School (YCHS) are in Yamhill.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 2008: Certified Population Estimates for Oregon's Cities and Towns. Population Research Center, Portland State University. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Baker, Frank C. (1891). "Special Laws". The Laws of Oregon, and the Resolutions and Memorials of the Sixteenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly Thereof (Salem, Oregon: State Printer): 992. http://books.google.com/?id=Yr2wAAAAIAAJ&dq=oregon%20legislature%20hillsboro%20incorporation&pg=PA992. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Online
  7. ^ "Welcome to Yamhill Carlton School District!." Yamhill Carlton School District. Retrieved on October 10, 2010. "120 N. Larch Place · Yamhill, OR 97148 "
  8. ^ "Welcome to Yamhill Carlton Elementary School!." Yamhill Carlton School District. Retrieved on October 10, 2010. "420 S. Third St. · Carlton, Oregon 97111"
  9. ^ "Welcome to Yamhill Carlton Elementary School!." Yamhill Carlton School District. Retrieved on October 10, 2010. "275 N. Maple Street · Yamhill, Oregon 97148"
  10. ^ "Welcome to Yamhill Carlton Intermediate School!." Yamhill Carlton School District. Retrieved on October 10, 2010. "310 E. Main St. · Yamhill, Oregon 97148"

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Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 123°11′03″W / 45.341174°N 123.184105°W / 45.341174; -123.184105

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