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Roseburg Chamber North Umpqua RIver
Welcome to Roseburg, Oregon

"Roseburg is the heart of the scenic and recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua. This land of authentic outdoor adventures and experiences is bordered by picturesque rivers and lush valleys. Roseburg, centrally located in the center of Douglas County, Oregon is known for its 359 miles of streams along the north and south forks of the Umpqua River. The year-round natural beauty of the Land of Umpqua contributes to a quality lifestyle enjoyed by residents and appreciated by guests to our area."

Debbie Fromdahl, President & CEO
Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Population

With a population of 22,275 people and an urban growth area that includes more than 60,000, Roseburg ranks 23rd in size among Oregon’s 242 cities. It is the municipal seat of Douglas County, ranked #9 among counties in Oregon, which is home to approximately 110,395.

Demographics

DOUGLAS COUNTY TOTAL POPULATION
(based on 2010 US Census)

107,667

  ETHNIC DIVERSITY

White
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
All other races

        83.6%
        11.7%
          1.8%
          2.9%

Roseburg Chamber Cooper Ridge Scenery

Climate

At an elevation of 465 feet, Roseburg defines the word temperate. Sunny days are common, and extremes of any weather condition are rare. Low and high temperatures range from between 34 and 48 degrees in January, 39 and 63 in April, 53 and 84 in July, and 43 and 67 in October. Snowfall on the valley floor is unusual, and summer humidity is very low. The average annual rainfall is approximately 33 inches.

Location

Roseburg is located on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon’s scenic Douglas County. The city is nestled in a lush, forested region known as the Land of Umpqua. Roseburg is 67 miles south of Eugene, Oregon’s third largest city, and 123 miles north of the California border. Portland, the state’s largest city, is 175 miles to the north. The Pacific Coast lies only 80 miles to the west. To the east, along the breathtaking North Umpqua Scenic Highway, lie Diamond Lake (79 miles) and Crater Lake National Park (99 miles).

Transportation

Roseburg Regional Airport offers Private charters and air freight.

 

Mahlon Sweet Field – Eugene Airport (541) 682-5430 operating with Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (82 miles North of Roseburg)

 

Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport (541) 774-6029 operating with Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines (94 miles South of Roseburg)

 

Umpqua Transit (541) 440-6500 Roseburg’s local public transportation system. Operating Monday through Friday with transportation to the greater Douglas County area.

 

Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (541) 957-2512 Offers freight service.

Education

Roseburg Public Schools serves nearly 6,000 K-12 students on 13 campuses, including eight elementary, two middle, Roseburg High, Mt. Nebo Alternative and Phoenix Charter Schools.

 

Umpqua Community College (UCC) is a comprehensive public community college. The college serves more than 13,500 unique students each year, offering transfer programs and strong career and technical education (CTE) programs in a variety of high-demand fields such as business, computer science, engineering, human services and nursing.

 

UCC also provides adult basic education, workforce development, community education classes, and a truck driving program. The college works closely with local businesses and professionals to ensure students are learning the skills needed to be successful in the workforce.

Real Estate

Employment

Roseburg offers a diversity of housing opportunities from modern subdivisions and well established neighborhoods to new development areas and spacious country living just minutes away from city amenities.

 

Roseburg also offers a multitude of assisted living facilities and retirement homes, perfect for those looking to retire. 

 

Average home sale price: $275,000

Average number of days on market: 69

Average property tax rate: $9.33

The greater Roseburg area has many opportunities for job seekers looking for employment. From mills to manufacturing companies, hospitality and health care industries to customer service.

 

Businesses of the Roseburg area are always looking for new employees with great work ethics. From entry level positions to physician’s recruitments and training opportunities you may just find your next job here. 

Government

Health Care

The city of Roseburg follows a mayor/city manager form of government, with the mayor presiding over a council of eight elected citizens, who represent four wards.

 

Roseburg is the seat of Douglas County government, which is led by an elected board of three paid commissioners. Both the city and county are firmly committed to providing open, participatory government that is held accountable to citizens.

 

Federal
Senators: Jeff Merkley, D; Ron Wyden, D
Representative: Peter DeFazio, D

 

State
Governor: Kate Brown, D
Senators: Dallas Heard, R; Floyd Prozanski, D
Representatives: David Brock-Smith, R; Cedric Hayden, R; Gary Leif, R

 

Douglas County
Commissioners: Chris Boice, Tim Freeman &

Tom Kress

 

City of Roseburg
Mayor: Larry Rich

Councilors:

Alison Eggers, Ward 1, Position 1

Linda Fisher-Fowler, Ward 1, Position 2

Tom Ryan, Ward 2, Position 1

Andrea Zielinski, Ward 2, Position 2

Bob Cotterell, Ward 3, Position 1

Brian Prawitz, Ward 3, Position 2

Beverly Cole, Ward 4, Position 1

Ashley Hicks, Ward 4, Position 2

Roseburg offers a wide array of high-quality healthcare services and professionals are available to residents of Douglas County. Most medical facilities are always looking to relocate physicians and/or are in need of employees in the medical health care force.

 

Mercy Medical Center is Roseburg’s hospital and is home to more than 1,000 staff offering residents of the area local access to comprehensive and state-of-the art medical services. This includes the Shaw Heart and Vascular Center, a regional resource for preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative care for conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

 

Located on the campus of Mercy Medical Center, the Community Cancer Center has provided comprehensive services to cancer patients throughout the region for more than 30 years. Roseburg also has several urgent clinic facilities, private practices, specialized physicians and surgeons.

 

The VA Roseburg Health Care System (“VARHS”) includes a Veterans Administration facility and four community based outpatient clinics. VARHS offers primary care and hospital services in medicine, surgery and mental health for the 62,000 veterans who reside in Central and Southern Oregon. 

 

Aviva Health, formerly Umpqua Community Health Clinic provides high-quality and affordable medical and dental services for both uninsured and insured people of all ages. While Peak Medical offers alternative medicine and approaches to hormone and vitamin level testing and treatments. Hope Clinic for Women offers free consultations and ultrasounds to new and expecting mothers. Evergreen Family Medicine is home to a number of family practice physicians as well as Family Tree Medical Clinic and NOVA Health is here to serve Roseburg’s Urgent Care needs.

Banks & Financial Institutions

Roseburg and Douglas County is served by a number of national and community banking institutions and credit unions with personal assistance during business hours as well as conveniently located 24-hour ATM’s.

 

Banner Bank
Cascade Community Credit Union
First Community Credit Union
First Interstate Bank
Northwest Community Credit Union
Oregon Pacific Bank
Rogue Credit Union
Umpqua Bank
US Bank

Media

TV
KEZI TV — ABC, Eugene, Roseburg
KLSR TV — FOX, Eugene
KOBI TV — NBC, Medford
KMTR TV — NBC, Eugene
KPIC TV — CBS, Roseburg
KSYS TV — Public Television, Medford

 

Radio
KGRV 700 AM — Christian
KQEN 1240 AM — News/Talk/sports
KRSB 103.1 FM — Country

 

Newspaper
The Roseburg Beacon — Weekly
The News-Review — Daily, except Monday