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Myrtle Point is a city in Coos County, in the Coos Bay metro area.

The community was named for the myrtlewood groves growing here.

The latitude of Myrtle Point is 43.065N. The longitude is -124.137W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,453.


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Median household income
Local
$27,536
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Myrtle Point demographic reports
Myrtle Point is on the South Fork of the Coquille River, near the Pacific Ocean.
Former and merged names include:
· Meyersville
· Ott
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Coos County Fair - July 24-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Myrtle Point web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Coos County Logging Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Myrtle Point residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Myrtle Point ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Myrtle Point was $13,695, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Myrtle Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Myrtle Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $671.


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Libraries in Myrtle Point include Dora Public Library, Flora M Laird Memorial Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOOZ.

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

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The average commute time for Myrtle Point workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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