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Scio, Oregon
—  City  —
Storefronts on Main Street in Scio
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°42′13″N 122°51′0″W? / ?44.70361°N 122.85°W? / 44.70361; -122.85
Country United States
State Oregon
County Linn
Incorporated 1866
 - Mayor Sandy Baggett
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 317 ft (96.6 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 695
 - Density 2,202.6/sq mi (838.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97374
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-65650[1]
GNIS feature ID 1126672[2]

Scio is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 695 at the 2000 census.



[edit] Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

[edit] History

Oregon Geographic Names suggests that Scio was named by one of the original residents, William McKinney, who, with Henry L. Turner, set up a flour mill at the new town. Turner suggested McKinney come up with a name for the place, and McKinney (possibly at the suggestion of his wife) used the name of his former home, Scio, Ohio.

Scio in Ohio is, in turn named for an island west of Turkey called Chios, which was Anglicised as Scio.

Post office in Scio

Scio post office, headed by postmaster Euphronius Wheeler, was established on October 3 1860.[3]

[edit] Demographics

City building/library in Scio

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 695 people, 265 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,202.6 people per square mile (838.6/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 881.0/sq mi (335.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.24% White, 3.88% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 265 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,111, and the median income for a family was $38,906. Males had a median income of $31,726 versus $27,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,222. About 7.7% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 29.9% of those age 65 or over.

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ MacArthur, Lewis A. (1992). Oregon Geographic Names, 6th Ed.. Portland, Oregon: OHS Press. ISBN 0-87594-237-2. 

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