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Mc Minnville, McMinnville, Oregon

  •   State: 
    Yamhill County
      County FIPS: 
    45°12′42″N 123°11′50″W
      Area total: 
    10.58 sq mi (27.40 km²)
      Area land: 
    10.58 sq mi (27.40 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    157 ft (47.9 m)
    1856; Incorporated 1876
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,244.07 residents per square mile of area (1,252.54/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Income taxes: 

McMinnville is the county seat of and largest city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2019 census, the city had a population estimate of 34,743. The city identifies as a center of the well-developed wine industry in the Willamette Valley. Linfield University provides higher education, including new degrees in wine studies. Attractions include Wings and Waves Water Park, Joe Dancer Park, and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, the home of Howard Hughes's famed Spruce Goose flying boat. The lowest temperature recorded is 7 °F (22 °C) on January 31, 1950, while the highest is 114 °f (46 °C), most recently on June 28, 2021. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, McMinnville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Annual precipitation averages 37.64 inches (956 mm), with normal monthly precipitation peaking in November. The normal monthly mean temperature ranges from 40.5°F (4.7°C) in December to 67.5 °F [19.7 °C] in August. It is 54 miles from Lincoln City on the Pacific Ocean, 37 miles (60 km) from Portland, and 26 miles (42km) from Salem, the state capital. It was originally called McMinnille College but is known today as Linfield College. The town was incorporated as a town in 1876 and became a city in 1882.


William T. Newby joined the Great Migration of 1843, of people from the eastern states to the west. He claimed land in 1844 on the present site of McMinnville in what was known as the Oregon Country. He built a grist mill in 1853 at what would become the west end of Third Street. On May 5, 1856, Newby platted a town and named it after his hometown. He later made a substantial donation of land to support founding an institution of higher learning in the town. It was originally called McMinnvill College but is known today as Linfield University.McMinnville was incorporated as a town in 1876 and became a city in 1882. County residents voted to move the county seat of Yamhill County from Lafayette to McMinnvile in 1886. The city was named after Newby's hometown, which was then called McMinville, Tennessee. The town is now home to the University of Linfield, a private, non-profit college. The university was founded in 1856 and is located in McMinvile, a suburb of Portland, Oregon. It is one of the oldest colleges in the U.S. and the only one in the state to be named after a former president of the United States. The college was founded by Newby and his son, William Newby Jr., in 1858. The school is now known as McMinvillle College and is based in the city's downtown area.


McMinnville is 54 miles from Lincoln City on the Pacific Ocean, 37 miles from Portland, and 26 miles from Salem. The city has an area of 10.58 square miles (27.40 km²), all of it land. The lowest temperature recorded is 7 °F (22 °C) on January 31, 1950, while the highest is 114 °f (46 °C), most recently on June 28, 2021. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, McMinnville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Annual precipitation averages 37.64 inches (956 mm), with normal monthly precipitation peaking in November. The normal monthly mean temperature ranges from 40.5 °F in December to 67.5  °F (19.7  C) in August. It is just 43 miles from the Pacific Coastal community of Lincoln City, which often sees a Marine Layer offering cool foggy days. A warm summer day makes a quick beach trip an ideal feature of living in McMinville. It has no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F  (22.0 °C). It experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average annual temperatures above 37.4 inches (962 mm) The city is located on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley, which is part of the Pacific Coast region of the U.S. state of Oregon.


As of the census of 2010, there were 32,187 people, 11,674 households, and 7,779 families living in the city. There were 12,389 housing units at an average density of 1,171.0 per square mile (452.1/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 82.2% White, 0.7% African American, 1.2%. Native American,1.5% Asian, 0%.2% Pacific Islander, 10.7%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.6%. The median income for a household in theCity was $38,953. The per capita income for the city is $17,085. Out of the total population, 14.0% of those under the age of 18 and 7.8% of. those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14. The median age in the City was 34 years and the median age for a resident was 32.7 years. The city has a population density of 3,042.2 inhabitants per squaremile (1,174.6/ km²) and a population growth rate of 2.4% over the past decade. The population of the City has grown from 26,499 people in 2000 to 32,186 people in 2010. It is the largest city in the state, with a population of 32,188 people.


Michelbook Country Club, a private 18-hole par 72 championship golf course, was developed on the farmland of Captain Francis Michelbook. The majority of the vineyards of the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) are in the area surrounding McMinnville. The city has brick-and-mortar locations for many of the largest national banks in the United States including Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, KeyBank, US Bank, and Bank of America. In 2019 the Oregon International Air Show was moved to theMcMinnville Municipal Airport. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were to be showcased in the 2021 Oregon International air show at the McMinville Airport in July and August. In 2016, Organic Valley purchased Farmers Cooperative and claims to be the nation's largest farmer-owned organic cooperative and one of the world's largest organic consumer brands. As of 2021 there are 597 wineries in the valley and 764 vineyards. Linfield University expanded to offer a B.A. or B.S in wine studies. There are 6 craft breweries, including 2 gluten-free breweries. Cascade Steel, which specializes in producing high-quality finished steel products from recycled steel, uses electric arc furnace (EAF) mini-mill production for a wide range of hot rolled products including rebar, coiled reinforcing bar, wire rod, and merchant bar. In 2021 a massive fire decimated 3/2-mile radius of McMinnvillians' homes forcing residents to evacuate.

Arts and culture

Turkey Rama is a three-day festival held in downtown McMinnville celebrating the ongoing tradition of the turkey barbecue. The International Pinot Noir Celebration has been held every July since 1987 on the Linfield University campus. The nearby Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is best known as the home of the Spruce Goose, the world's largest propeller-driven seaplane, built by the famed aviator Howard Hughes. There is also an "IMAX class" digital 3D theater, the Wings & Waves indoor waterpark (containing wave pool, 4 slides emerging from 747 on building's roof, and educational displays), and the newly built Boy Scout Jamboree park. The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum is a pair of large symmetrical buildings with glass facades, a local landmark which can be seen for miles. It is one of 2 museums operated by the Yamhill County Historical Society striving to protect, preserve and share the heritage of Yam Hill County. The Museum hosts many annual events including Farm Fest in early April and Harvest Fest in mid August. The museum is also home to another 80 historic aircraft and exhibits, including a SR-71 "Blackbird", a Titan II SLV Missile (with its launch control center), and a Grumman F6F3 "Hellcat." There is an indoor, all-season waterpark that includes ten waterslides, ranging from slides for the little ones to slides for daredevils, and a fun wave pool.

Parks and recreation

McMinnville Community Center is headquarters for the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department. The largest city park is the 100-acre sports field complex and community park named after a longtime city manager Joe Dancer. The city parks department also partners with Chemeketa Community College, whose students may earn college credits through use of the Aquatic Center. Since 1956 the city has overseen the aquatic center, which includes two indoor swimming pools, a hot tub, and Fitness Center. Wortman Park is a large forested park with a small stream running through it. A disc golf course was installed 1991 and is home to the annual Squirrel Open, an Oregon Disc Sports Association's Oregon Series tournament. It is within walking distance from the downtown business district. It opened in 1910, when the city sold $3,000 in park bonds to finance construction of a bandstand and a small zoo featuring bears, deer and other regional animals. The city also administers youth sports leagues in both baseball and basketball, along with other many other competitive sports. It has 18 parks throughout the city, including soccer fields, playground equipment, and walking pathways (1 mile paved) and trails (.95 mile soft) Throughout the city there are a number of parks that are open to the public, including Joe D dancer Park, Discovery Meadows Community Park, and City Park. It also has a skate park and a 22-acre community p has picnic shelters (available to rent), playgrounds, play structure w/towers, climbing walls, climbing boulders, and water features.


In 1858, Linfield University was founded as Baptist College of McMinnville. Chemeketa Community College is the second multi-campus community college in the state of Oregon. The city's school district is responsible for the education of nearly 7,000 K-12 school children. The largest high school of the county, McMinnvil High School (MHS), has an enrollment of over 2,000 students. Private schools in the city include the McMinville Montessori School and St. James Catholic Elementary School. The school district also bears the burden of oversight, administration, and maintenance of Wascher Elementary in the nearby community of Lafayette, Oregon. For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit For support on suicide matters call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch or click here. For support in the U.S. call the national suicide prevention Lifeline on 1- 800-273 8255. For support in Australia, call the Salvation Army on 877-8457 or visit http:// For help in the UK, call the Samaritans on 08457 909090 or  click here.  For help with a variety of issues, visit the  Samaritans. On the UK side of the border in Scotland, call 0800 “The Samaritans’”.


McMinnville is on Oregon Route 99W approximately 38 miles (61 km) south of downtown Portland and approximately 46 miles (74 km) north of Corvallis. Oregon Route 18 forms a bypass around the city along its southern border. The Portland & Western Railroad serves McMinnville on its Westside Branch. Public transit is provided by the Yamhill County Transit Area. Willamette Valley Medical Center is an 88-bed acute-care, full-service facility, accredited by The Joint Commission. The city has the 2nd lowest electricity rates and the 3rd lowest water rates in the entire state. The only recreational boat dock in the city has been unusable for years and is difficult to use for boaters due to low water levels in the Yam Hill River, which runs through the city. The town is home to the Portland and Western Railroad, which has a depot in downtown McMinville. It is a hub for P&W, with trains operating between McMINnville and Newberg, Willamina, Dallas and Albany. Greyhound Bus formerly served McMinnville until 2004 with a stop on its PortlandSan Francisco route, ending nearly 80 years of service on the route dating back to the Southern Pacific Railroad's rail and bus passenger service. The City of McMinsville has a municipal utility, McMinns Water and Light, which provides electricity and water service to the city and its surrounding communities. It also provides commuter service to Newberg and Tigard, and commuter trips to Hillsboro and Salem.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 60. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in McMinnville = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 113,540 individuals with a median age of 33.5 age the population grows by 16.26% in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,244.07 residents per square mile of area (1,252.54/km²). There are average 2.69 people per household in the 10,818 households with an average household income of $46,114 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.76% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.38%. The number of physicians in McMinnville per 100,000 population = 145.4.


The annual rainfall in McMinnville = 41.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 136. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 154. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 63, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 57.26%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $194,830 and home appreciation of -13.29%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,698 per student. There are 19.3 students for each teacher in the school, 499 students for each Librarian and 422 students for each Counselor. 4.40% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.43% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.50% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • McMinnville's population in Yamhill County, Oregon of 1,420 residents in 1900 has increased 79,96-fold to 113,540 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.96% female residents and 49.04% male residents live in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon are married and the remaining 42.04% are single population.

  • 21.5 minutes is the average time that residents in McMinnville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.49% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.73% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.37% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.86% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, 57.26% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.01% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.73% are vacant.

  • The 25.41% of the population in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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