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Benton County, Oregon

97330, 97331, 97333

"Heart of the Valley"

Page Contents for Corvallis, Oregon

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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Corvallis is approximately 50,008 (2000), 54462 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,307 (1990), 22283 (2010).
The amount of land area in Corvallis is 33.466 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.317 sq kilometers.
The distance from Corvallis to Washington DC is 2569 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Corvallis is positioned 44.57 degrees north of the equator and 123.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Corvallis elevation is 227 feet above sea level.
Corvallis average annual precipitation is 50 inches peryear.


in Northwest Oregon
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about 70% sunshine. There is a little snow in Corvallis each winter.
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History & History Related Items

The Calapooya Indians camped here on the west bank of the Willamette River. The first white settlers came in 1845. They bought land from the Indians. One of these settlers was Joseph Avery. He made a free canoe ferry and then sold lots on the other side to the people he ferried over the river. Corvallis is from the latin phrase "heart of the Valley." It started out known as Marysville in 1851. In two years it was renamed Corvallis. By 1858, a school was formed and churches were built. Steamboats brought in freight. By 1878 the railroad had arrived
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The settling of Corvallis


Corvallis City Government

Corvallis has a City Council/City Manager type of government with an elected mayor. Corvallis


The population of Corvallis was:
1990 - 44,757
2000 - 50,008

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