Newberg is a city in
County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Portland
metropolitan area, the city is home to George Fox
As of the 2000 census
, the city population
was 18,064. The 2007 estimate is 21,675 residents and is the second
most populous city in the county.
Incorporated in 1889, tradition holds that
this town was named by its first postmaster, Sebastian Brutscher,
for his former hometown of Neuberg in Germany.
of the current streets, Brutscher Street, is named after him.
Newberg was the first community in Oregon to hold Quaker
services. It was
incorporated as a city in 1889. The city's newspaper, The
, was established the same year. Pacific Academy, later
renamed George Fox
University, was founded by the Quakers in 1891.
Fox University is the only evangelical Christian university in the
Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report
national university. The campus resides in the center of the city,
surrounded by university-owned housing.
moved to the city in
1885, at the age of 9, to live with his uncle after the death of
his parents. The home has been turned into the Hoover-Minthorn
The town was "dry"
, meaning no alcohol
could be sold within the city limits, for a good part of its early
history. Although alcohol is now allowed within city limits, and
George Fox University professors and graduate students have been
given a little more freedom with alcohol consumption, the
university's undergraduate population is still expected to
the Dundee City Council
voted to disband its police department and contract services to the
Newberg Police Department.
After the Newberg City Council
approved the contract the department was renamed the Newberg-Dundee
Police Department. Each town still has its own fire
located on Oregon Route 99W about
southwest of Portland,
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
5.0 square miles (13.0 km²). It averages in
Newberg Friends Church
As of the census
of 2000, there were 18,064
people, 6,099 households, and 4,348 families residing in the city.
The population density
3,599.4 people per square mile (1,389.4/km²). There were 6,435
housing units at an average density of 1,282.2/sq mi
(494.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.49% White
, 0.35% African American
, 0.17% Pacific Islander
, 5.06% from
, and 2.24%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 10.52% of the
There were 6,099 households out of which 40.2% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples
living together, 11.9% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families.
21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age
of 18, 15.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to
64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,206, and the
median income for a family was $51,084. Males had a median income
of $34,099 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,873. About 4.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 7.0%
of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
George Fox University campus
As of 2002, dental equipment manufacturer A-dec
was the city's largest employer with 832
employees, and George Fox University was second with 400. The next
largest employers were SP Newsprint Co., Suntron Corp., and
Providence Hospital. As of April 2009, the A-dec
Austin family's The Allison Inn &
, a Preferred Hotel
employing 250 workers in construction and pre-opening tasks. Upon
opening in September, it will add approximately 200 full time jobs
to the community.
served by Newberg School
District and is home to George Fox University. The school district has six elementary
schools, two middle schools, and one high school, Newberg High
Sites of interest
- PSU:Population Research Center