Oregon Jackson County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Jackson County, OR. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Oregon Jackson County.

1. Branch Library APPLEGATE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 18485 North Applegate Road, Applegate, OR 97527
Phone Number: (541) 846-7346 Jackson N/A N/A

2. Branch Library ASHLAND BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: (541) 774-6980 Jackson N/A N/A

3. Branch Library BUTTE FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 626 Fir St, Butte Falls, OR 97522
Phone Number: (541) 865-3511 Jackson N/A N/A

4. Branch Library CENTRAL POINT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 116 South Third Street, Central Point, OR 97502
Phone Number: (541) 664-3228 Jackson N/A N/A

5. Branch Library EAGLE POINT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 239 West Main St, Eagle Point, OR 97524
Phone Number: (541) 826-3313 Jackson N/A N/A

6. Branch Library GOLD HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 202 Dardanelles Street, Gold Hill, OR 97525
Phone Number: (541) 855-1994 Jackson N/A N/A

7. Library System JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY SERVICES
205 S Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501
Phone Number: (541) 774-8673 Jackson 1,376,216 N/A

8. Central Library JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY SERVICES
205 S Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501
Phone Number: (541) 774-8673 Jackson N/A N/A

9. Branch Library JACKSONVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 170 S Oregon St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
Phone Number: (541) 899-1665 Jackson N/A N/A

10. Branch Library PHOENIX BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 110 W Second St, Phoenix, OR 97535
Phone Number: (541) 535-7090 Jackson N/A N/A

11. Branch Library PROSPECT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 150 Mill Creek Dr, Prospect, OR 97536
Phone Number: (541) 560-3668 Jackson N/A N/A

12. Branch Library ROGUE RIVER BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 412 E Main St, Rogue River, OR 97537
Phone Number: (541) 864-8850 Jackson N/A N/A

13. Branch Library RUCH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7388 Highway 238, Ruch, OR 97530
Phone Number: (541) 899-7438 Jackson N/A N/A

14. Branch Library SHADY COVE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 22477 Highway 62, Shady Cove, OR 97539
Phone Number: (541) 878-2270 Jackson N/A N/A

15. Branch Library TALENT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 105 North I St, Talent, OR 97540
Phone Number: (541) 535-4163 Jackson N/A N/A

16. Branch Library WHITE CITY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3143 Ave C, White City, OR 97503
Phone Number: (541) 864-8880 Jackson N/A N/A

Overview of Jackson County, Oregon

Jackson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. The county was named for the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. As of 2000, the population is 181,269. The county seat is located at Medford.

Economy

The county’s principal industries are agriculture, lumber, manufacturing, and tourism.

Jackson County has over 10,000 acres (40 km²) of orchards and shares with Josephine County the Rogue Valley and Applegate wine appellations.

The mining of soapstone, a substance used in art sculpture, is a significant source of employment in Jackson county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,257 km² (2,802 mi²). 7,214 km² (2,785 mi²) of it is land and 43 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.59% water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Josephine County, Oregon- (west)
  • Klamath County, Oregon- (east)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 181,269 people, 71,532 households, and 48,427 families residing in the county. The population density is 25/km² (65/mi²). There are 75,737 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.65% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. 6.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 71,532 households out of which 30.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,461, and the median income for a family is $43,675. Males have a median income of $32,720 versus $23,690 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,498. 12.50% of the population and 8.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.30% of those under the age of 18 and 6.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

Modoc, Shasta, Takelma, Latgawas, and Umpqua Indian tribes lived within the present boundaries of Jackson County. Moreover, in the early 1850s, both the Klickitats from the north and the Deschutes from the south raided and settled the area. Gold discoveries in the Rogue and Illinois River valleys in the 1850s and completion of a wagon road connecting the county with California to the south and Douglas County to the north led to an influx of non-native settlers.

The Territorial Legislature created Jackson County on January 12, 1852, from the southwestern portion of Lane County and the unorganized area south of Douglas and Umpqua Counties. It included lands which now lie in Coos, Curry, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. The discovery of gold near Jacksonville in 1852 and completion of a wagon road, which joined the county with California to the south and Douglas County to the north, brought many pioneers.

Conflict between the miners and Native Americans led to war in 1853, which continued intermittently until the final defeat of the last band under chiefs John and George by a combined force of regular army and civilians May 29, 1856 at Big Bend on the Illinois River. The Native Americans had received the worse of the fighting throughout this conflict, and as they began to surrender, they were herded to existing reservations, beginning in January, 1856 when one group was marched to the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation west of Salem. Over the following months, other groups were forced to leave until by May, 1857 almost all of the Shasta, Takelma, and Latgawas tribes had been located on the Siletz Reservation, where they remained.

Jacksonville was designated as the first county seat in 1853. However, the city declined due to diminishing returns in the local goldfields and the construction in the 1880s of the Oregon and California Railroad, which bypassed the city. Medford, located five miles east of Jacksonville, benefited from the location of the railroad and the accompanying commerce and development. Jacksonville fended off suggestions to move the county seat until 1927 when Medford was finally selected as the county seat.

In March of 2004, Jackson County became the first of an eventual 35 counties to implement a voluntary plan of fireproofing homes situated on properties zoned as part of the forestland-urban interface. This requires homeowners to maintain a 30′ firebreak around their structures, and affects 12,000 homeowners.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Jackson County, Oregon has the following cities and towns:

  • Ashland
  • Butte Falls
  • Central Point
  • Eagle Point
  • Gold Hill
  • Jacksonville
  • Medford
  • Phoenix
  • Rogue River
  • Shady Cove
  • Talent
  • White City