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The population of Coos Bay is approximately 15,823 (2005), 15967 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,617 (1990), 6950 (2010).

The amount of land area in Coos Bay is 27.407 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Coos Bay is 10.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.837 sq kilometers.
The distance from Coos Bay to Washington DC is 2610 miles. The distance to the Oregon state capital is 124 miles. (as the crow flies)
Coos Bay is positioned 43.37 degrees north of the equator and 124.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Coos Bay elevation is 11 feet above sea level.
Coos Bay per capita income is $18,158 (2000).
Coos Bay median income is $31,212 (2000).

The Coos Bay median home price is $93,200 (2000).

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Coos Bay location: on the Pacific Ocean coast in southwestern Oregon about 90 miles from Eugene. Other nearby communities include North Bend, Bunker Hill, Barview, Coquille, Lakeside, Winchester Bay, Bandon and Myrtle Point.

Here is a map page for Coos Bay.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Coos Bay is mild and humid due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Also, there is rain often induced by the coast mountain ranges. Snow may occasionally fall, but it is a rare event.
Coos Bay average annual rainfall is 63.48 inches per year
The average low temperature is 45.5 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 59.5 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Coos Bay history:

An early explorer, Sir Francis Drake, is said to have sought shelter in the bay for the Golden Hind and its crew.

Founded in the 1850s, Coos Bay was first known as Marshfield after the hometown of the founder, J.C. Tolman. It was incorporated in 1874 as Marshfield. The name was officially changed to Coos Bay in 1944.

The word, Coos, is of from of the Native American groups on the nation's east coast and means lake and place of the pines.

Try this history page for the city. Here is another history page for the area. This history was written in JUne, 2001.
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Coos Bay attractions:

Cape Arago Lighthouse
First built in 1866 because of the large shipping traffic in the area, it was replaced in 1909. Finally in 1934, an 40 foot concrete tower was built on the site. The light was updated in 1993 by the US Coast Guard. Though not available to the public, it may be viewed in the Sunset Bay State Park nearby.

Coos Art Museum
The museum's exhibits are rotated throughout the year though most items are available to view on the website.

Here are some great pictures of Coos Bay and the area.

Coos Bay Visitor Informaiton Center
50 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 541-269-0215
Toll-free: 800-824-8486

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
125 Central Avenue, Suite 300
P.O. Box 1215
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-7678

Coos Historical and Maritime Museum
More information about the past may be found at this site sponsored by the Coos County Historical Society.

Things to do in the area.

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Economy & Industry

Coos Bay economy: while wood products, commercial fishing and shipping have been the focus of the general local economy for many years, agriculture and tourism, particularly, have been rising in prominance.
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