Shady Cove is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,904 at the 2010 census.
Shady Cove is in northern Jackson County, on both sides of the Rogue River. Oregon Route 62 is the main road through the community, leading north 2 miles (3 km) to Trail and south 21 miles (34 km) to Medford, the Jackson county seat. The west boundary of Crater Lake National Park is 43 miles (69 km) to the northeast via Route 62.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Shady Cove has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km), of which 1.91 square miles (4.95 km) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,904 people, 1,291 households, and 819 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,520.4 inhabitants per square mile (587.0/km). There were 1,459 housing units at an average density of 763.9 per square mile (294.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.
There were 1,291 households of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.69.
The median age in the city was 51.8 years. 16.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
As of the census of 2008, there were 2,870 people, 989 households, and 689 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,153.4 people per square mile (445.4/km²). There were 1,107 housing units at an average density of 553.5 per square mile (213.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.23% White, 0.30% African American, 2.25% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population.
There were 993 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.73.
In the city, the population was 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,429, and the median income for a family was $38,819. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $23,533 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,564. About 6.4% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.