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The Fern Ridge community is located a short 15 minute drive from Eugene.  Nestled against the coastal mountains, it's the relaxing atmosphere of the country and a place where you know your neighbors.

The largest city within the Fern Ridge area is Veneta so most of our statistical information is reflective of this city.

Population (year 2014): 4,722
Elevation: 400 feet
County: Lane
Land area: 2.7 square miles
Zip code: 97487

Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $37,326 (year 2000)
Median house value: $225,800 (year 2017)

Races in Veneta:
White Non-Hispanic (91.0%)
Hispanic (4.2%)
Two or more races (3.8%)
American Indian (3.4%)
Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: English (16.4%), German (10.1%), United States (8.9%), Irish (7.8%), French (5.7%), Scottish (4.5%).

For population 25 years and over in Veneta

High school or higher: 83.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
Unemployed: 11.0%
Mean travel time to work: 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Veneta city
Never married: 22.6%
 Now married: 62.9%
Separated: 1.8%
Widowed: 3.7%
Divorced: 9.1%

2.0% Foreign born

Avg. Housing Price: $163,987
Population: 2,840

Normal climate for Fern Ridge area

Based on data reported by main weather stations
Local weather information for the Fern Ridge area

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days with precip. 18 15 17 13 10 7 3 4 6 11 17 18
Wind speed (mph) 7.8 7.8 8.2 7.7 7.4 7.6 8.0 7.6 7.4 6.7 7.4 7.6
Morning humidity (%) 92 92 91 90 91 90 87 88 89 93 93 92
Afternoon humidity (%) 80 72 65 58 55 50 39 39 43 62 78 84
Sunshine (%) 28 38 48 52 56 55 68 65 62 44 28 23
Days clear of clouds 2 3 3 4 6 8 16 14 12 5 2 1
Partly cloudy days 4 4 6 7 9 8 8 9 8 9 6 4
Cloudy days 25 21 22 19 17 14 7 8 9 17 23 26
Snowfall (in) 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2

 

Hospitals/medical centers near Veneta:

SACRED HEAR MEDICAL HOSPITAL AT RIVERBEND (About 23 Miles East, Springfield, OR)       LANE COUNTY PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; EUGENE, OR)

SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; EUGENE, OR)
MCKENZIE-WILLAMETTE HOSPITAL, INC (about 24 miles; SPRINGFIELD, OR)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Veneta:

MAHLON SWEET FIELD (about 11 miles; EUGENE, OR; ID: EUG)
CORVALLIS MUNI (about 31 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; ID: CVO)
NEWPORT MUNI (about 60 miles; NEWPORT, OR; ID: ONP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Veneta:

HOBBY FIELD (about 27 miles; CRESWELL, OR; ID: 77S)
COTTAGE GROVE STATE (about 30 miles; COTTAGE GROVE, OR; ID: 61S)
LEBANON STATE (about 45 miles; LEBANON, OR; ID: S30)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Veneta:

LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; EUGENE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,853)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (about 21 miles; EUGENE, OR; FT enrollment: 16,239)
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; FT enrollment: 15,404)
LINN-BENTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; ALBANY, OR; FT enrollment: 3,057)
WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; MONMOUTH, OR; FT enrollment: 4,209)
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; SALEM, OR; FT enrollment: 2,325)
CHEMEKETA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; SALEM, OR; FT enrollment: 5,253)

24949 Hwy 126
Veneta, OR 97487
(541) 935-8443
(541) 935-1164 fax