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Corvallis is a city in Benton County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Latin term for "heart of the valley."

The latitude of Corvallis is 44.564N. The longitude is -123.26W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 50,126.


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Median household income
Local
$35,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Corvallis demographic reports
Corvallis is on the Willamette River.
Former and merged names include:
· Marysville
· Avery's
Produces most of the country's grass seed
Well-known residents have included:
· Joseph Hansen, Olympic gold medalist (rowing)
· Ben Masters, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • da Vinci Days - July 20-22, 2007
  • Benton County Fair - Aug. 1-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Corvallis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Corvallis Community Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Siuslaw National Forest, Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site
Historic sites and museums: Benton County History Center
Colleges and universities: Oregon State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 111

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Corvallis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Corvallis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97331 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Corvallis residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Corvallis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Corvallis was $19,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Corvallis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Corvallis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,149.


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Libraries in Corvallis include Corvallis-Benton County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Corvallis include Corvallis Gazette-Times

TV stations in Corvallis include KOAC.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOAC.

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Benton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Corvallis political report.

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The average commute time for Corvallis workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Corvallis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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