Amity is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and fun facts about Amity, Oregon, United States.
1. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,614.
2. The town was established between 1848 and 1849 by Joseph and Ahio S. Watt, two brothers who had immigrated to Oregon over the Oregon Trail.
3. Part of Joseph’s land claim became the community’s townsite.
4. The name “Amity” came from the name of a school that was built by two rival communities after the amicable settlement of a dispute.
5. Ahio, the first teacher, named the school.
6. Amity post office was established in 1852.
7. Joseph established the first woolen mill in Oregon, and in 1868 shipped wheat to England in the first instance of Oregon wheat being sent around Cape Horn.
8. The community was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 19, 1880, originally as a town.
9. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), of which, 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
10. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,614 people, 538 households, and 411 families living in the city. The population density was 2,690.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,038.6/km2). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 956.7 per square mile (369.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.9% White, 0.7% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 8.6% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.5% of the population.