Stayton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States, located 12 miles (19 km) southeast of the state capital, Salem, on Oregon Route 22. It is south of Sublimity and east of Aumsville. Located on the North Santiam River, Stayton is a regional agricultural and light manufacturing center. The population was 7,644 at the 2010 census. Established in 1872, it was incorporated in 1891. Stayton is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.86 square miles (7.41 km), of which, 2.84 square miles (7.36 km) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,644 people, 2,882 households, and 2,031 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,691.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,039.2/km). There were 3,049 housing units at an average density of 1,073.6 per square mile (414.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 5.9% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races.
There were 2,882 households of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.
The median age in the city was 35 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,816 people, 2,519 households, and 1,851 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,525.3 people per square mile (974.7/km²). There were 2,654 housing units at an average density of 983.3 per square mile (379.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.95% White, 9.18% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.50% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.13% African American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.84% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races.
There were 2,519 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,004, and the median income for a family was $41,389. Males had a median income of $32,437 versus $24,067 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,740. About 11.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Slayton Oregon neighborhoods include: Alder Creek, East Jefferson St, Fern Ave., Fern Ridge Road, Hospital Hill, Mehama/Lyons, Quail Run, Riverhaven Lane, Stayton, Sylvan Springs