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Coburg is a city (and a National Historic District) in Lane Countymarker, Oregonmarker, United Statesmarker, north of Eugenemarker. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 969. The 2007 estimate was 1,070 residents.

History

The city was originally called Diamond after John Diamond, an early pioneer in the area, on whose land claim the city was located. The city's current name comes from a stallion that was named after the Coburg district of Bavaria, Germanymarker, from whence the horse had been imported.

The city of Coburg comprises the Coburg Historic Districtmarker and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The period of significance of the buildings in the district dates back to 1875.

Economy

Coburg is headquarters for Monaco Coach Corporation, a major manufacturer of recreational vehicles. Monaco Coach also has a manufacturing plant in Coburg, as well as plants in Bendmarker, and in Elkhart, Indianamarker.

Coburg is also the headquarters of Marathon Coach, a manufacturer of luxury bus conversion motorcoaches.

Speed trap

Coburg's city government has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for its budget through speeding fines at a speed trap on Interstate 5 located outside of city limits. By 2003, the city was raising nearly half of its $1.7 million annual budget through traffic fines.

The speed trap was temporarily ended when a state legislator from Eugene sponsored bills to make the practice against the law, effective January 2004. Police Chief Hudson also lost his job, following the adoption of the new law. However, the city annexed a segment of I-5, enabling the continuation of ticket revenue.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land. It is situated near the Coburg Hillsmarker. The city of Eugenemarker is about to its south.

As of November 2004, that area grew at least due to annexation east of the city designed to incorporate a section of I-5 into city limits.

Demographics

City hall and municipal court
As of the census of 2000, there were 969 people, 367 households, and 256 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,384.1 people per square mile (534.5/km²). There were 387 housing units at an average density of 552.8/sq mi (213.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.67% White, 1.96% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 0.10% African American, 1.44% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 367 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $54,250. Males had a median income of $41,029 versus $26,071 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,696. About 7.7% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. PSU:Population Research Center
  2. Lane County, nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com


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