Halsey is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 fun and interesting facts about Halsey, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 904 at the 2010 census.
2. The city was founded in 1872, and legally incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 20, 1876.
3. The city takes its name from William L. Halsey, who was at the time vice-president of Oregon & California Railroad.
4. On July 31, 1903 most of the city’s downtown core burned to the ground, after a fire started at the J. L. Bishur Creamery.
5. The city’s iconic grain elevator was built in 1956 and stood at a height of 180 feet.
6. It was demolished in December 2012 over concerns of structural integrity.
7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.
8. As of the census of 2010, there were 904 people, 305 households, and 244 families living in the city.
9. The population density was 1,614.3 inhabitants per square mile (623.3/km2). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 596.4 per square mile (230.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.
10. There were 305 households, of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.0% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.24.