Josephine County

Josephine County, Oregon

500 NW 6th St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5240
Fax: (541) 474-5246
www.co.josephine.or.us

On the southwestern border of OR, west of Jackson; organized Jan 22, 1856 from Jackson County. Name Origin: For either Josephine Rollins (1835-c.1911), daughter of the leader of a wagon train bound for California and first white woman to settle in the county, or for Josephine Creek, which was also named in her honor

Area (sq mi):: 1641.63 (land 1639.59; water 2.04) Population per square mile: 49.30
Population 2005: 80,761 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 20.90% Population 2000: 75,726 (White 91.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 5.30%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 43.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,234; median household $31,229; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,434-$22,506
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Grants Pass County seat (27,195)

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    She spent 30 hours in the Josephine County Sherrif's department.
    Governor Kate Brown announced that applications will be accepted for a judicial vacancy on the Josephine County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Michael Newman.
    MERLIN - Two out-of-state residents have been arrested in Josephine County for allegedly transporting more than 200 pounds of California-grown mari juana into Oregon.
    Malone, now a consulting structural engineer in Washington State, and Rice, Building Safety Director for Josephine County in Oregon, address the complex diaphragm, shear wall, and load path of some newer residential and commercial buildings that the structural analysis techniques taught in school can no longer cope with.
    A series of motions pertaining to Illinois Valley were unanimously approved by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners during its 90-minute Friday, July 23 administrative meeting at the courthouse in Grants Pass.
    It was funded by a bond issue paid up by the people of the Redwood Coast north of (and including) San Francisco in the counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte, plus Josephine County in Oregon.
    The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) recently announced the release of new analysis which reveals that Southern Oregon's roads have witnessed a 14-percent increase in traffic since 1991, with Josephine County, OR experiencing a 24-percent increase.
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    Teresa Fouste, SOLIS board of directors vice chair and head of reference at the Josephine County Library, said: "We came up live on Polaris and never looked back.
    The southern Oregon region, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon State College, and the Jackson and Josephine County library systems each had active interlibrary loan programs with considerable postage expenses.
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