Demographics

From young families to retirees, all ages have found Myrtle Point and its surrounding communities to be the perfect place to live. With the moderate climate, reasonable housing prices/taxes and the beautiful countryside to enjoy, this small community offers a safe, quiet environment for by all ages.

As of the U.S. Census of 2000, there were 2,451 people, 988 households, and 674 families residing inside the city limits. But the community of Myrtle Point is composed of a number of outlying settlements including Arago, Broadbent, Bridge, Dora and Sitkum, bringing the total population to nearly 6,000.

Within the city limits the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. Thirty percent of households have children under the age of 18 living with them. The median age is 41 years old. For every 100 female age 18 and over there were 84.7 males. The median income for a household in the city in 2000 was $27,536, and the median income for a family was $31,120.

Myrtle Point operates a volunteer fire station inside the city limits, manned by a paid fire chief and 27 volunteers. They also have satellite stations in the outlying communities of Broadbent and Gravelford. The communities of Bridge and Dora/Sitkum maintain their own volunteer fire departments. For more information call 541-572-5422 or 541-572-2626.