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City Facts

Detroit is a city in Marion County, Oregon, USA. It was named for Detroit, Michigan, in the 1890’s because of the large number of people from Michigan in the community. The city was incorporated in 1952. Elevation is around 1,700 feet above sea level.

Recreation, food, and lodging (see DLRABA link on left) are important to this city’s economy. Much of the income and resources are secured in the summer months. Government, is the county’s main employer and economic base.


According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.96 square miles, of which, 0.59 square miles is land and 0.37 square miles is water.


As of the 2010 census, there are 202 people, 96 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density is 342.4 inhabitants per square mile. There are 368 housing units at an average density of 623.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city is 95.5% white, 1.5% Native American , and 3.0% from two or more races (Hispanic/Latino).

There are 96 households of which 19.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, 1.0% has a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% are non-families. 30.2% of all households have someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city is 51.4 years. 18.3% of residents are under the age of 18; 4% are between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.9% are from 25 to 44; 48.1% are from 45 to 64; and 15.8% are 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city is 49.5% male and 50.5% female.


Latitude: N 44.74    Longitude: W 122.15


Detroit public schools are part of the Santiam Canyon School District.


This region experiences warm and dry summers, with average summer temperatures around 81 °F. Winters often have snow accumulation and average around 40°F.

According to the Koppen Climate Classification system, Detroit has a warm-summer ‘Mediterranean’ climate.