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St. Paul, Oregon

St. Paul is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. It is named after the Saint Paul Mission founded by Archbishop Francis Norbert Blanchet, who arrived in the Oregon Territory[?] in 1838 to minister to the Catholic inhabitants of French Prairie[?].

Geography St. Paul is located at 45°12'37" North, 122°58'32" West (45.210250, -122.975505)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²). 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 354 people, 123 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density is 471.3/km² (1,231.4/mi²). There are 128 housing units at an average density of 170.4/km² (445.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.25% White, 0.28% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 18.08% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 25.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 123 households out of which 34.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.88 and the average family size is 3.34.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $43,750, and the median income for a family is $55,000. Males have a median income of $39,583 versus $25,357 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,144. 11.3% of the population and 3.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.0% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

History

The St. Paul's Old Cemetery, near the center of town, is the burial location for William Cannon (1775 - 1854), the only authenticated Revolutionary War veteran buried in Oregon. He had arrived in Oregon in 1811 as part of the John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company[?].



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