Josephine County

Josephine County, Oregon

500 NW 6th St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5240
Fax: (541) 474-5246

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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    His arrest, in Grants Pass, Josephine County, comes just days after he announced he will marry his fiancee in March.
    A Josephine County Jail deputy told the publication that she was bailed on Saturday.
    The county is certainly free to attempt to adopt the same or similar restrictions again, upon providing the requisite notice.<br />Undeterred by this procedural misstep, Josephine County has taken an additional step that may have much broader impact.
    Thomas Markle was arrested at a home in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Thursday night and booked into Josephine County Jail on three charges.
    Based on recent Oregon legislation, Jackson County's ban, which attracted national attention and money, will have the force of law, but Josephine County's ban appears headed for a court battle.
    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.
    Grants Pass, OR: Josephine County Mental Health Program.