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Coos County, Oregon


Cranberry Capital of Oregon

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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Bandon is approximately 3,185 (2007), 3066 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,599 (2000), 1466 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bandon is 6.752 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bandon is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.891 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bandon to Washington DC is 2618 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 145 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bandon is positioned 43.11 degrees north of the equator and 124.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bandon elevation is 67 feet above sea level.
Bandon per capita income is $ 17,225.
Bandon median income is $ 28,600 (2005).
The Bandon median home price is $ 313,644 (2007).
Bandon average annual precipitation is 66 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67 degrees F.


on the southern Oregon coast. Bandon is on the beautiful scenic highway 101 about 23 miles south of Coos Bay and about 100 miles north of the California border. It is about 230 miles south of Portland. Other nearby communities include Coquille, Barview, Myrtle Point, Bunker Hill, North Bend, Port Orford and Powers.
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mild. Some say the weather is comparable to the San Francisco area. Rarely does the temperature go below freezing in the winter and summer temps hover around the low seventies. There is considerable rain in the area with January-February being the wettest months and July being the driest. During the rainstorms, it may become quite windy, but generally between 10-30 mph. It usually doesn’t get too foggy here.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Bandon. The page includes a great timeline for Bandon. Also try this interesting history page for Bandon. More history information may be found on this page.

The first settlers came to the area in 1853. Originally the town was known as Averill, but changed to Bandon in 1874. The city was incorporated on 18 February 1891. The Woolen Mill was begun in 1893 with the Bandon Lighthouse built in 1896.

Bandon was named by George Bennet, an Irishman, who settled nearby in 1873 and named the town after Bandon, Ireland, his former home. Gorse was introduced to the area by Bennet and has flourished both in town and in surrounding areas.
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The incorporation of Bandon



Each year, the city of Bandon holds a number of successful festivals, the Seafood and Wine Festival in May, the Cranberry Festival in September and the Festival of Lights in December. Bandon is often referred to as Bandon-by-the-Sea, especially in tourism.

Bandon has over 900 acres of cranberry bogs which gives credence to their claim as the cranberry capital of Oregon. The Cranberry Festival has crafts, exhibits of cranberry dishes and a Cranberry Bowl football game!

Bandon Historical Society Museum
270 Fillmore & Hwy 101
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: 541-347-2164

So much to see and do in Bandon and the area. Lots of links to choose from on this page.

More information about Bandon may be found on these pages.

Go to this photography gallery for great photos of Bandon.
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Economy & Industry

primarily agriculture with the cranberry being one of the principle crops. Tourism is also an important part of the economy. The beaches of Bandon as well as other outdoor areas are much sought for travelers all around the globe. Golfing has become an important staple of the area today.
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Bandon City Government

City of Bandon
P. O. Box 67
Bandon, QR. 97411
Phone:(541) 347-2437

Bandon has a City Manager/City Council form of government. There is a Mayor and six board members. Also included in the zip code designation is area outside the city limits. These areas are governed by the county.

Bandon Historical Events

1936, September 26
Embers from a nearby fire caused by a logging crew ignited shrubbery in Bandon causing the whole business district to be destroyed from fire. There were 11 fatalities in the fire.

Bandon Chamber

Bandon Oregon Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1515
300 S.E. Second St.
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: 541-347-9616
FAX: 541-347-7006

Bandon Organizations

Bandon Oregon Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1515
300 S.E. Second St.
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: 541-347-9616
FAX: 541-347-7006

Bandon Libraries

Bandon Public Library
P.O. Box 128
1204 11th St. SW
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: 541-347-3221

Bandon Schools

The children of Bandon attend schools in the Bandon School District #54.

Bandon School District #54
455 SW 9th St.
Phone: 347-4411
541-347-4411 Bandon


The population of Bandon was:
1890 – 219
1900 – 645
1910 – 1,803
1960 – 1,653
1970 – 1,832
1980 – 2,311
1989 – 2,535
1990 – 2,226
2000 – 2,833
2005 - 2,908
2006 - 3,115
2007 - 3,185

These figures include only population within the city limits. If these are included the population is closer to 6,000 persons.

The number of housing units was:
1970 - 504
1980 - 933
1990 - 1,199
2000 - 1,599

Median age:
2000 - 49.3 years

Median household income:
1990 - $ 17,708
1994 - $ 29,600
2000 - $ 29,492
2005 - $ 28,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 114,400
2005 - $ 136,100
2007 - $ 313,644

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