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Coos Bay is a city in Coos County.

The community was named for the bay, which was named for the Indian tribe.

The latitude of Coos Bay is 43.368N. The longitude is -124.215W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,345.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,212
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Coos Bay demographic reports
Coos Bay is on the Pacific Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Marshfield
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Oregon Coast Music Festival - July 14-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Coos Bay web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: On Broadway Thespians
Nearby parks & recreation: Sunset Bay State Park, Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago State Park, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
Historic sites and museums: Coos Art Museum, Marshfield Sun Printing Museum
Colleges and universities: Southwestern Oregon Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Coos Bay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coos County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97459 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Coos Bay residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Coos Bay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Coos Bay was $18,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Coos Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Coos Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $804.


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Libraries

Libraries in Coos Bay include Coos Bay Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Coos Bay include Coos Bay World

TV stations in Coos Bay include KCBY, KMTZ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSBA.

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Politics

Coos County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coos Bay political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Coos Bay workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Coos Bay between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Coos Bay include Best Western, Motel 6, Red Lion Hotel.

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