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Tangent, Oregon
—  City  —
Nickname(s): Grass Seed Capital of the World
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°33′0″N 123°6′33″W / 44.55°N 123.10917°W / 44.55; -123.10917Coordinates: 44°33′0″N 123°6′33″W / 44.55°N 123.10917°W / 44.55; -123.10917
Country United States
State Oregon
County Linn
Incorporated 1893
 - Mayor Seaton McLennan
 - Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 - Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 245 ft (74.7 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 933
 - Density 246.9/sq mi (95.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97389
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-72600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1127883[2]

Tangent is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 933 at the 2000 census.



Tangent is located at 44°33′00″N 123°06′33″W / 44.550063°N 123.109110°W / 44.550063; -123.109110.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 933 people, 339 households, and 262 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.9 people per square mile (95.3/km2). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 96.9/sq mi (37.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.71% White, 1.07% Native American, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population.

There were 339 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,231, and the median income for a family was $50,450. Males had a median income of $36,458 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,012. About 5.2% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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