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Prescott, Oregon

Prescott is a city located in Columbia County, Oregon. It was named in 1905 for the owner of the local sawmill. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 72.

Geography Prescott is located at 46°2'57" North, 122°53'15" West (46.049272, -122.887608)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²). 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 72 people, 28 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density is 463.3/km² (1,200.2/mi²). There are 33 housing units at an average density of 212.4/km² (550.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.83% White, 0.00% African American, 1.39% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 28 households out of which 25.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% are married couples living together, 10.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $40,000, and the median income for a family is $41,563. Males have a median income of $30,357 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,773. 7.4% of the population and 13.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.3% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

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