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Old 09-27-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I can't tell you much, but here are some demographic statistics of some of the towns since you were considered that the communities might not have any young blood.

City: population | median age
North Bend: 9,789 | 41.3 yrs
Seaside: 6,685 | 41.5 yrs
Coos Bay: 16,292 | 41.6 yrs
Astoria: 9,802 | 41.9 yrs
Newport: 10,393 | 43 yrs
Lincoln City: 8,722 | 46 yrs
Brookings: 6,526 | 46.9 yrs
Gold Beach: 2,305 | 50.6 yrs
Depoe Bay: 1,448 | 56.6 yrs
Florence: 8,800 | 57 yrs
Yachats: 742 | 62.3 yrs
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I can't tell you much, but here are some demographic statistics of some of the towns since you were considered that the communities might not have any young blood.

City: population | median age
North Bend: 9,789 | 41.3 yrs
Seaside: 6,685 | 41.5 yrs
Coos Bay: 16,292 | 41.6 yrs
Astoria: 9,802 | 41.9 yrs
Newport: 10,393 | 43 yrs
Lincoln City: 8,722 | 46 yrs
Brookings: 6,526 | 46.9 yrs
Gold Beach: 2,305 | 50.6 yrs
Depoe Bay: 1,448 | 56.6 yrs
Florence: 8,800 | 57 yrs
Yachats: 742 | 62.3 yrs

Interesting. North Bend/Coos Bay and Astoria are military Coast Guard Stations. Throw in those younger age military personnel/families and I'm sure that affects the median age levels somewhat.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Wow. A whole month.
I've had my house in Yachats for a lot longer than a month and the weather is often lovely. Temperatures tend to be right around 60 degrees which I find to be perfect. There are lots of clear sunny days. When it rains, rain often stops in the middle of the day, long enough for a walk on the beach.

Unless there is a big storm, rain is light and it isn't cold. I can go for my walk with a light water proof windbreaker and a ball cap. If there is a big dramatic storm, then we storm watch.

It is rare for the weather to get cold enough to have a fire in the woodstove. That heats the house up too much. Sometimes late at night in winter, I will light a fire.

No it is not the same as a beach in Hawaii. Weather is cooler. The water is too cold for swimming. But many people like this weather. When I am stuck in Central Oregon when the weather is extreme, I'll watch the news and say, "look, it is 99 degrees here and 60 degrees in Yachats." Or in winter " look it is 3 degrees here with a foot of snow and it is 60 degrees in Yachats."

There are a lot of people huddled inside their houses in Portland, because it is raining in Portland, who love to tell us they would never move to the coast because it rains at the coast . Well, rain isn't hard to live with if you like rainy weather.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Just wondering, have you ever visited the Oregon Coast?
My thought too. If you want to live in a suburb, you have to have urbs.

Last edited by Larry Caldwell; 09-27-2017 at 11:08 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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My thought too. If you want to live in a suburb, you have to have urbs.
Fair enough, I guess things like roads end, lincoln beach, gleneden beach in Lincoln city. So a outlying district of a city. I know there are folks living in roads end who would like to remain a separate community from Lincoln city. So I guess the varriant of a suburb.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I can't tell you much, but here are some demographic statistics of some of the towns since you were considered that the communities might not have any young blood.

City: population | median age
North Bend: 9,789 | 41.3 yrs
Seaside: 6,685 | 41.5 yrs
Coos Bay: 16,292 | 41.6 yrs
Astoria: 9,802 | 41.9 yrs
Newport: 10,393 | 43 yrs
Lincoln City: 8,722 | 46 yrs
Brookings: 6,526 | 46.9 yrs
Gold Beach: 2,305 | 50.6 yrs
Depoe Bay: 1,448 | 56.6 yrs
Florence: 8,800 | 57 yrs
Yachats: 742 | 62.3 yrs
A lot of those are age 41. Which means that almost half the population is below 40. That is barely above the US average. The exceptions are the retirement towns, like Yachats, Florence, and Depoe Bay. Which don't have any jobs. So they are pretty much irrelevant to younger people, unless they want to drive 50 miles to work.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Fair enough, I guess things like roads end, lincoln beach, gleneden beach in Lincoln city. So a outlying district of a city. I know there are folks living in roads end who would like to remain a separate community from Lincoln city. So I guess the varriant of a suburb.
The only city on the coast that has outlying districts is Coos Bay. But it's not really a city. It's more just a group of small towns. Same for Newport.

The reason I asked the question is because you don't seem to comprehend how unpopulated and isolated the coast is. I think you are looking for a suburb, and that doesn't exist anywhere on the coast. The suburbs are around Portland, and that is where I think you should be looking. That would give you a nice easy drive or train ride to PDX to fly out to where ever you need to go, as well as all the other conveniences of the city. The coast would put you 100 - 200 miles away from a usable airport. Those long drives will get old fast. Sorry to tell you, but the coast is a terrible place to have a travel job.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Florence has plenty of jobs. Just about every business in town is hiring.

I wouldn't worry about the guy's "travel job," Cloudy. He said he works from home the majority of the time. As someone with real life experience with this, it's no big deal.

It also isn't true that Coos Bay is the only coastal community with "outlying districts."

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Old 09-27-2017, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Interesting. North Bend/Coos Bay and Astoria are military Coast Guard Stations. Throw in those younger age military personnel/families and I'm sure that affects the median age levels somewhat.
I don't think the Coast Guard is really relevant. It accounts for a pretty small number of people, population wise. Depoe Bay and Florence also have Coast Guard Stations, but the demographics of those towns are high. I think that private sector jobs has more to do with it.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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The only city on the coast that has outlying districts is Coos Bay. But it's not really a city. It's more just a group of small towns. Same for Newport.

The reason I asked the question is because you don't seem to comprehend how unpopulated and isolated the coast is. I think you are looking for a suburb, and that doesn't exist anywhere on the coast. The suburbs are around Portland, and that is where I think you should be looking. That would give you a nice easy drive or train ride to PDX to fly out to where ever you need to go, as well as all the other conveniences of the city. The coast would put you 100 - 200 miles away from a usable airport. Those long drives will get old fast. Sorry to tell you, but the coast is a terrible place to have a travel job.

That's a fair point if traveling was more frequent. I could of swore Lincoln city was created of many smaller communities. I even think the town charter refers to them as districts.

Had to look it up now. Yeah districts are taft, roads end, Cutler city, delake, nescott, wecoma beach and ocean lake. But i understand the population has a huge difference. I have lived in Spokane, Spokane valley, couer dlane area. Also have experience with Seattle as well. So looking for an ideal small town.
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