About This Place
Myrtle Creek is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,419 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,419 people, 1,339 households, and 914 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,952.5 people per square mile (754.3/km²). There were 1,437 housing units at an average density of 820.6 per square mile (317.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.45% White, 0.15% African American, 2.14% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.