Josephine County

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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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