The name Tillamook comes from the Tillamook (Killamook or Calamoxes) Indians.
According to the 2010-2011 Oregon Blue Book the city of Tillamook's elevation is 22’ and the county encompasses 1,125 square miles. The average temperature in January is 42.2° F, in July it is 58.2° F and it rains an average of 90.90" each year. The population is approximately 25,845.
The Real Market Value of property in Tillamook County is $6,103,214,368 and the Assessed Value is $3,897,063,492 for the 2010/11 tax year.
The economy for Tillamook County comprises mainly of Agriculture, Forest Products, Fishing, and Recreation.
Dairy farms dominate our county’s fertile valley. We are the home of the world-famous Tillamook Cheese Factory.
The reforested, 355,000 acres, known as the “Tillamook Burn” is rapidly maturing. Commercial thinning will become increasingly evident.
Since 1936, the Oregon Board of Forestry has acquired by deed approximately 654,000 acres of forestland to be managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) as state forests under ORS Chapter 530. All but about 85,000 acres of these were tax-foreclosed lands acquired directly from 15 Western Oregon Counties under ORS 530.010 – 530.170 and its predecessors. The 85,000 acre balance was acquired by either donation or purchase from private landowners with county consent pursuant to ORS 530.010(2). Collectively these 654,000 acres are known as County Forest Trust Lands.
With 75 miles of scenic coastline, four bays and nine rivers, we offer the finest deep-sea and stream fishing, charter and dory boats, clamming, crabbing, whale and bird watching, beachcombing and hiking. Our forests also furnish excellent hunting, backpacking and other recreational activities.
Oregon Blue Book - Tillamook County
Tillamook County History - State Archives
This page last updated on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:48 AM