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Klamath Falls is a city in Klamath County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Indian tribe, and for the falls on the Link River.

The latitude of Klamath Falls is 42.225N. The longitude is -121.78W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,108 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,286.


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Median household income
Local
$28,498
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Klamath Falls demographic reports
Klamath Falls is on Klamath Lake, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Linkville
Settled in the 1860s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Klamath County Fair - Aug. 9-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Klamath Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: OC&E Woods Line State Trail, Collier Memorial State Park, Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
Historic sites and museums: Baldwin Museum, Fort Klamath Museum, Klamath County Museum
Colleges and universities: Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Klamath Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Klamath County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97601 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Klamath Falls residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Klamath Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Klamath Falls was $16,710, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Klamath Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Klamath Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $748.


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Libraries in Klamath Falls include Klamath County Library Service District, South Suburban Branch ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Klamath Falls include Klamath Falls Herald and News

TV stations in Klamath Falls include KDKF, KFTS, KOTI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLMF., KSKF.

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Politics

Klamath County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Klamath Falls political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Klamath Falls workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Klamath Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Klamath Falls include Best Western, Best Western, Cimmaron Motor Inn, Econo Lodge Klamath Falls, Holiday Inn Express, Majestic Inn & Suites, Maverick Motel, Motel 6, Quality Inn Klamath Falls, Red Lion Inn ... More hotels.

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