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Cranberry Capital of Oregon

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The population of Bandon is approximately 3,185 (2007), 3066 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,599 (2000), 1466 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bandon is 6.752 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bandon is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.891 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bandon to Washington DC is 2618 miles. The distance to the Oregon state capital is 145 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bandon is positioned 43.11 degrees north of the equator and 124.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bandon elevation is 67 feet above sea level.
Bandon per capita income is $17,225.
Bandon median income is $28,600 (2005).

The Bandon median home price is $313,644 (2007).

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Bandon location: on the southern Oregon coast. Bandon is on the beautiful scenic highway 101 about 23 miles south of Coos Bay and about 100 miles north of the California border. It is about 230 miles south of Portland. Other nearby communities include Coquille, Barview, Myrtle Point, Bunker Hill, North Bend, Port Orford and Powers.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Bandon is mild. Some say the weather is comparable to the San Francisco area. Rarely does the temperature go below freezing in the winter and summer temps hover around the low seventies. There is considerable rain in the area with January-February being the wettest months and July being the driest. During the rainstorms, it may become quite windy, but generally between 10-30 mph. It usually doesn’t get too foggy here.
Bandon average annual precipitation is 66 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67 degrees F.
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Bandon history:

Here is a history page for Bandon. The page includes a great timeline for Bandon. Also try this interesting history page for Bandon. More history information may be found on this page.

The first settlers came to the area in 1853. Originally the town was known as Averill, but changed to Bandon in 1874. The city was incorporated on 18 February 1891. The Woolen Mill was begun in 1893 with the Bandon Lighthouse built in 1896.

Bandon was named by George Bennet, an Irishman, who settled nearby in 1873 and named the town after Bandon, Ireland, his former home. Gorse was introduced to the area by Bennet and has flourished both in town and in surrounding areas.
The incorporation date of Bandon: 1891

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Bandon attractions:

Each year, the city of Bandon holds a number of successful festivals, the Seafood and Wine Festival in May, the Cranberry Festival in September and the Festival of Lights in December. Bandon is often referred to as Bandon-by-the-Sea, especially in tourism.

Bandon has over 900 acres of cranberry bogs which gives credence to their claim as the cranberry capital of Oregon. The Cranberry Festival has crafts, exhibits of cranberry dishes and a Cranberry Bowl football game!

Bandon Historical Society Museum
270 Fillmore & Hwy 101
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: 541-347-2164

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Go to this photography gallery for great photos of Bandon.

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Economy & Industry

Bandon economy: primarily agriculture with the cranberry being one of the principle crops. Tourism is also an important part of the economy. The beaches of Bandon as well as other outdoor areas are much sought for travelers all around the globe. Golfing has become an important staple of the area today.
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