Polk County Courthouse
|Motto: Commitment to Community - People Serving People|
Location in Oregon
|- Mayor||Jim Fairchild|
|- Total||4. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The following is a list of 36 counties in the US state of Oregon. Polk County is a county located in the US state of Oregon. The county is named for James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns Year 1874 ( MDCCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 4 sq mi (11. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 km²)|
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|Elevation||325 ft (99. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit 1 m)|
|- Density||2,797. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 7/sq mi (1,081. 0/km²)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|- Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
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The city of Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, Oregon, United States. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American Telephone area codes 503 and 971 service several locations in Oregon, including Portland, Salem, McMinnville Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Polk County is a county located in the US state of Oregon. The county is named for James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Originally named either Cynthia Ann or Cynthian (evidence supports either form), Dallas was later named after George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States (1845 - 1849) under James Knox Polk, the same person for whom Dallas, Texas is thought to be named. George Mifflin Dallas (July 10 1792 &ndash December 31 1864 was a U The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1849 ( MDCCCXLIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common James Knox Polk ( November 2 1795&ndashJune 15 1849 was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4 1845 to March 4 1849 The population was 12,459 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 15,065 residents. 
Dallas is located on the Rickreall Creek, approximately 15 miles west of Salem, at an altitude of 325 feet above sea level. Salem (ˈseɪləm is the Capital of the US state of Oregon, and the County seat of Marion County. Mean sea level (MSL is the average (mean height of the Sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface
Dallas was first settled in 1845, on the north side of Rickreall Creek, but was moved just over a mile south due to an inadequate supply of water in 1856. It was incorporated as a town in 1874, and was successful in keeping nearby Independence from becoming the county seat in the 1880s and 1890s. Independence is a city in Polk County, Oregon, United States, on the west bank of the Willamette River. It was ranked as a city in 1901.
Louis Gerlinger, Sr., incorporated the Salem, Falls City and Western Railway Company late in October 1901 and announced plans to build a railroad from the Willamette River at Salem to the mouth of the Siletz River on the Oregon Coast, a distance of 65 miles. Louis Gerlinger Sr was a businessperson in the railroad and timber industries in the U The Willamette River (pronounced) is a Tributary of the Columbia River. Salem (ˈseɪləm is the Capital of the US state of Oregon, and the County seat of Marion County. The Siletz River (suh-LITZ is a river approximately 70 mi (113 km long on the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States. The Oregon Coast is a geographical term that is used to describe the Coast of the U  In 1902, Louis's son George T. Gerlinger organized a group of investors to build railroad lines in the area. George T Gerlinger was influential in the railroad and lumber products business in the U
On May 29, 1903, the first train ran from Dallas to Falls City. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting Falls City is a city in Polk County, Oregon, United States. The population was 966 at the 2000 census At the end of June, passenger trains began regularly scheduled trips to and from Dallas and Falls City each day; the nine-mile, forty-minute, one-way trip cost 35 cents.
Willamette Industries was founded in Dallas in 1906. Willamette Industries Inc ( NASDAQ:WMTT was a Fortune 500 forest products company based in Portland Oregon, United States. At that time the company name was Willamette Valley Lumber Company.  Louis Gerlinger, Sr. was president of the new company and H.L. Pittock, vice president. Louis Gerlinger Sr was a businessperson in the railroad and timber industries in the U Henry Lewis Pittock ( March 1, 1836 - January 28, 1919) was an Oregon ( U George T. Gerlinger served as secretary and manager while F.W. Leadbetter was treasurer. George T Gerlinger was influential in the railroad and lumber products business in the U Frederick W Leadbetter (1875-1948 was an Iowa-born financier who made his fortune primarily in lumber and paper milling in the Pacific Northwest and California. George Cone served as director and mill superintendent.  In 1967 Willamette Valley Lumber and several others merged to become Willamette Industries. 
Dallas is located at .(44. 921144, -123. 316342)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 4 square miles (11. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 km²), all of it land. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,459 people, 4,672 households, and 3,326 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 2,797. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 7 people per square mile (1,081. 0/km²). There were 4,912 housing units at an average density of 1,103. 0/sq mi (426. 2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93. 27% White, 0. 18% African American, 1. 78% Native American, 0. 55% Asian, 0. 10% Pacific Islander, 1. 39% from other races, and 2. 72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4. 01% of the population.
There were 4,672 households out of which 35. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55. 0% were married couples living together, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28. 8% were non-families. 24. 3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 57 and the average family size was 3. 02.
In the city the population was spread out with 27. 9% under the age of 18, 7. 9% from 18 to 24, 25. 9% from 25 to 44, 20. 8% from 45 to 64, and 17. 5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92. 4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,967, and the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $34,271 versus $22,941 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,734. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 7. 8% of families and 9. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 2% of those under age 18 and 5. 8% of those age 65 or over.