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Seaside, Oregon

Seaside is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. The name Seaside came from a summer resort built by the railroad magnate, Ben Holladay[?] in the 1870s, Seaside House, located a mile south of the business center. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,900.

Geography Seaside is located at 45°59'34" North, 123°55'20" West (45.992850, -123.922108)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.4 km² (4.0 mi²). 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.99% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,900 people, 2,656 households, and 1,511 families residing in the city. The population density is 590.2/km² (1,529.4/mi²). There are 4,078 housing units at an average density of 407.9/km² (1,057.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.08% White, 0.34% African American, 0.98% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 6.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,656 households out of which 25.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% are married couples living together, 12.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% are non-families. 35.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.76.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,074, and the median income for a family is $40,957. Males have a median income of $29,400 versus $21,913 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,893. 15.6% of the population and 11.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.2% are under the age of 18 and 11.4% are 65 or older.

History About January 1, 1806 a group of men from the Lewis and Clark expedition built a salt-making cairn at the present site of Seaside. The Native American name for the Clatsop[?] village near the cairn was Ne-co-tat. The town was incorporated in 1899.

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