Coquille is a city in, and the county seat of, Coos County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 15 fascinating and amazing facts about Coquille, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 3,866 at the 2010 census.
2. The primary economic base is the timber industry.
3. The city derives its name from the Coquille Native American tribe.
4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.80 square miles (7.25 km2), of which 2.76 square miles (7.15 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.
5. Coquille is bordered by the Coquille River which drains part of the Coastal Range into the Pacific Ocean at Bandon.
6. The record high temperature is 107 °F (42 °C), set on August 15, 2020. The record low temperature is 8 °F (−13.3 °C), set on December 22, 1990. There is one afternoon of at least 90 °F or 32.2 °C per year. Conversely, there are 23 afternoons with a high of less than 50 °F or 10 °C and 38 mornings with a temperature of 32 °F or 0 °C or lower.
7. According to the Köppen climate classification, Coquille has a warm-summer Mediterrean climate (Csb).
8. The Coquille Valley Historical Society established the Coquille Valley Museum in May 2005. It features exhibits of tools, antiques, books, photographs, and other materials.
9. On summer weekends, local volunteers perform in melodramas at the Sawdust Theatre in Coquille. First opened in 1966 and destroyed by fire in 1994, the theater reopened in 2000.
10. The old City Hall, built in 1912, has been restored, by its owners, Nella and Steve Abbott, and transformed into a gallery featuring art created by prisoners.
11. The Coquille School District provides K–12 public education for residents of the area.
12. The Lincoln School of Early Learning, Coquille Valley Elementary, Winter Lakes Elementary School, Winter Lakes High School, and Coquille Junior Senior High are all part of the Coquille School District. Southwestern Oregon Community College in nearby Coos Bay offers two-year associate degrees and other academic programs.
13. As of the census of 2010, there were 3,866 people, 1,640 households, and 1,036 families living in the city. The population density was 1,400.7 inhabitants per square mile (540.8/km2). There were 1,828 housing units at an average density of 662.3 per square mile (255.7/km2).
14. The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.4% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.
15. There were 1,640 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.