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Cedar Mill, Oregon
—  CDP  —
Cedar Mill Community Library
Location of Cedar Mill, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°31′50″N 122°48′15″W / 45.53056°N 122.80417°W / 45.53056; -122.80417
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
Area
 - Total 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 - Land 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 256 ft (78 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 12,597
 - Density 3,388.3/sq mi (1,308.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97229, 97291
Area code(s) 503
971
FIPS code 41-12150[1]
GNIS feature ID 1118757[2]

Cedar Mill is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, mostly north of U.S. Route 26 and west of the Willamette Stone. It received its name from a sawmill on Cedar Mill Creek, which cut Western Redcedars which were the dominant tree in the area; the mill's pond was near the intersection of 119th and Cornell Road, which could still be seen into the 1960s. As of the 2000 census, the community population was 12,597.

Most of the land, as was typical in the Tualatin Valley, was settled in accord with the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850. It became a school district in 1856. According to Oregon Geographic Names, a Cedar Mill post office was established in 1874, in the John Quincy Adams Young House, which still stands on Cornell Road and is being renovated to become a Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District facility.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all of it land.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,597 people, 4,723 households, and 3,428 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,388.3 people per square mile (1,307.5/km²). There were 4,951 housing units at an average density of 1,331.7/sq mi (513.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.42% White, 0.86% African American, 0.41% Native American, 7.47% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.09% of the population.

There were 4,723 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,730, and the median income for a family was $79,529. Males had a median income of $62,901 versus $36,369 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,555. About 4.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure

A non-profit organization named the Cedar Mill Community Library Association opened the area's first public library in 1976, located in a shopping center at the intersection of Cornell Road and Saltzman Road. Following expansions in 1978, 1988 and 2001, the Cedar Mill Community Library now occupies 24,500 square feet of space.[4]

References

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Coordinates: 45°31′50″N 122°48′15″W / 45.530689°N 122.804134°W / 45.530689; -122.804134

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