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Eugene, Oregon Information

Eugene is a major city of the Pacific Northwest located in the state of Oregon. It is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the county seat of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Oregon Coast.

As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Eugene has a population of 156,185, and Lane County (co-located with the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area) (MSA) has a population of 351,715. While Eugene has long been the second-largest city in Oregon, it was briefly surpassed by Salem between 2005 and 2007. The Eugene-Springfield, Oregon MSA is the 144th largest metropolitan statistical area of the U.S., and the third-largest in the state, behind the Portland Metropolitan Area and the Salem Metropolitan Area.

Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. The city is also noted for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities (especially bicycling, running/jogging, rafting, kayaking), focus on the arts, activist political leanings, and residents with “alternative” lifestyles. Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.” It is also referred to as the “Emerald City”, and as “Track Town, USA.” The Nike corporation had its beginnings in Eugene.

Like the rest of the Willamette Valley, Eugene lies in the Marine West Coast climate zone (Köppen Csb), with Mediterranean characteristics. Temperatures can vary from cool to warm, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Spring and fall are also moist seasons, with light rain falling for long periods. Winter snowfall does occur, but it is sporadic and rarely accumulates in large amounts: the average seasonal amount is 5 inches (12.7 cm), and the median is 0. The record snowfall was 3 ft deep due to a pineapple express in late January 1969. Record snowfall for March was 8 inches deep in 2012.

The hottest months are July and August, with average highs of around 82 °F (28 °C), with an average of 15 days per year above 90 °F (32.2 °C). The coolest month is December, with the average daytime high in the mid-40s°F (7–8 °C), and nights averaging just above freezing. There are 54 nights per year with a low below freezing, and about three days with highs not exceeding freezing. The record high low was 73 °F (23 °C) in 2006.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Eugene’s population was 156,185. The population density was 3,572.2 people per square mile. There were 69,951 housing units at an average density of 1,600 per square mile. Those age 18 and over accounted for 81.8% of the total population.

The racial makeup of the city was 85.8% White, 4.0% Asian, 1.4% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 4.7% from other races.

Hispanics and Latinos of any race accounted for 7.8% of the total population. Of the non-Hispanics, 82% were White, 1.3% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% some other race alone, and 3.4% were of two or more races.

Females represented 51.1% of the total population, and males represented 48.9%. The median age in the city was 33.8 years.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.74 square miles (113.29 km2), of which, 43.72 square miles (113.23 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. Eugene is located at an elevation of 426 feet (130 m).

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A Guide to Local Services in Lane County

Cable Television
Charter Communication (Veneta) 888.280.1679
Comcast (Eugene-Springfield) 888.226.2278
Country Vision Cable (Cheshire) 541.998.7924

Electric Companies
Central Lincoln PUD (Florence) 866.484.3783
Emerald People’s Utility District 541.746.1583
Eugene Water and Electric Board 541.685.7000
Lane Electric Cooperative 541.484.1151
Pacific Power 800.221.7070
Springfield Utility Board 541.746.8451

Central Coast Disposal 541.902.7554
Coburg Sanitary Service (Coburg) 541.683.5929
Sandy’s Disposal Services 541.689.9706
County Transfer & Recycling (Florence) 541.997.8233
Lane/Apex Disposal Service –
River Road, Santa Clara, Danebo, Barger, Junction City 541.607.2042
McKenzie Disposal Service 541.988.3016
Oakridge Sani-Haul 541.782.3411
P & J Disposal 541.895.5130
Royal Refuse 541.688.5622
Sanipac (Eugene, Springfield) 541.736.3600

Gas Companies
Northwest Natural Gas Company 800.422.4012
Miles Oil Company 541.997.3882

Automatic Heat Company 541.726.7656
Discount Heat Oil Company 541.345.4168
Henson’s Heating & Air 541.895.5565
Marshall’s Heating and Plumbing 541.747.7445

Telephone Companies
Century Tel (Creswell, Drain) 800.201.4099
Monroe Telephone Company 541.874.5135
Pioneer Telephone Company 541.929.3135
Century Link 800.475.7526

Water Companies
City of Florence 541.997.3437
Eugene Water and Electric Board 541.685.7000
Heceta Water District 541.997.2446
Rainbow Water District 541.746.1676
River Road Water District 541.688.1240
Springfield Utility Board 541.746.8451
Willamette Water Company 541.747.7197

McKenzie-Willamette 541.726.4400
Peace Harbor Hospital (Florence) 541.997.8412
Sacred Heart Medical Center 541.686.7300
Sacred Heart at Riverbend 541.222.2880

Public Libraries
Bethel 541.682.5766
Cottage Grove 541.942.3828
Eugene Downtown 541.682.5450
Sheldon 541.682.5778
Suislaw (Florence) 541.997.3132
Suislaw (Mapleton) 541.268.4033
Springfield 541.726.3766

All-American Landscape Construction
(Eugene/Springfield) 541-731-1883

Real Estate (Lane County) 541.543.6022

Bethel School District 541.689.3280
Eugene 4J School District 541.790.7700
Eugene Bible College 541.485.1780
Lane Community College 541.463.3000
Lane Community College (Florence) 800.769.9687
Northwest Christian College 541.684.7201
Siuslaw School District (Florence) 541.997.2651
South Lane School District (Cottage Grove) 541.942.0147
Springfield Public Schools 541.747.3331
University of Oregon 541.346.1000

Chamber of Commerce
Cottage Grove 541.942.2411
Eugene 541.484.1314
Florence 541.997.3128
Springfield 541.746.1651

City Government
Cottage Grove City Hall 541.942.5501
Eugene City Hall 541.682.5010
Florence City Hall 541.997.3437
Springfield City Hall 541.726.3700

Department of Motor Vehicles
Cottage Grove 541.686.7855
Eugene/Springfield 541.686.7855
Florence 541.997.6837

Cottage Grove Sentinel 541.942.3325
Creswell Chronicle 541.895.2197
Dead Mountain Echo (Oakridge) 541.782.4241
McKenzie River Reflections 541.822.3358
Oregonian 503.221.8240
Register Guard (Eugene) 541.485.1234
Siuslaw News 541.997.3441
Springfield Times (Springfield) 541.741.7368
West Lane News (Veneta) 541.935.1882

Private Golf Courses
Eugene Country Club 541.345.0181
Shadow Hills Country Club 541.998.2365
Springfield Country Club 541.747.2517

Public Golf Courses
Diamond Woods 541.998.9707
Emerald Valley (Creswell) 541.895.2174
Fiddlers Green (Eugene) 541.689.8464
Hidden Valley (Cottage Grove) 541.942.3046
Oakway Golf Course (Eugene) 541.484.1927
Ocean Dunes (Florence) 800.468.4833
River Ridge (Eugene) 541.345.9160
Sandpines (Florence) 541.997.1940
Tokatee 541.822.3220

City of Eugene Recreation Department 541.682.5333
Lane County Parks 541.682.2000
McKenzie Baker Bay 541.942.7669
Oregon State Parks and Recreation 800.551.6949
Willamalane (Springfield) 541.736.4044