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Overview

The Communities chapters highlight the cultural and socio-economic aspects of the communities surrounding the Coos estuary and its lower watersheds. The Cultural History chapter describes the significant events influencing development of the Coos estuary and its surrounding lands since the early 1800’s, providing a critical historical perspective to the remaining Communities chapters, as well as the Lands and Waterways chapters. The Community Evaluation is a ranked socio-economic assessment of the communities surrounding the Coos estuary, as determined by 500 evaluation measures, allowing comparisons between our community and other communities. The Population and Demographics chapter examines population growth and demographic characteristics of the communities surrounding the Coos estuary (e.g., age, gender), particularly in how it effects patterns of housing. The chapter on Neighborhoods, Communities, and Zoning identifies distinct neighborhoods and communities surrounding the Coos estuary, and provides zoning coverage. The final chapter on Schools and Education provides detail on school locations and infrastructure and compares quality of education between schools (K-12 and community college) within the project area.