Eugene, Oregon - Facts & Figures
Eugene, Oregon is the second largest city in the state and home of the University of Oregon. Eugene calls itself "A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors" and is referred to by others as the "Emerald City," and as "Track Town, USA" (Nike had its origins in Eugene). Known and loved by tourists and residents alike for its gorgeous natural surroundings, there is no limit of things to do outside in Eugene. Kayaking, biking, running/jogging, rafting, climbing, hiking and fishing are just some of the options.
Eugene is also a forerunner in community planning. Many other communities in the country have followed its lead on social and neighborhood planning, which is made possible largely by local government and the investment of the residents. Eugene is home to food co-ops and small businesses, and it even has an area of downtown in which the development was led by the tenants who would live there. With a diverse range of people calling Eugene their home, the people have become known for their political activism and alternative lifestyles; many residents would be called "hippies" in other places in the country. The timber industry has long been the economic stabilizer of Eugene, though now health care and education play a large part in employing the population.
- Population: 156,929
- Industries: Educational services; Construction; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Accommodation and food services; Health care; Administrative and support and waste management services; Wood products
- Area Codes: 541
- ZIP Codes: 97401, 97402, 97403, 97404, 97405, 97408, 97412, 97440, 97455
- Surrounding Cities: Northwest Clackamas, OR; Springfield, OR; Coburg, OR; Pleasant Hill, OR; Creswell, OR; Veneta, OR; Junction City, OR; Badger Mountain, OR; Harrisburg, OR