Corvallis Oregon

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The Basics:

Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States. It is the county seat of Benton County and as of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 54,462. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University and a large Hewlett-Packard research campus.

Corvallis is at an elevation of 235 feet (72 m) above sea level. Situated midway in the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is about 46 miles east of Newport and the Oregon Coast, 85 miles south of Portland, 30 miles south of the state capital, Salem, 10 miles southwest of Albany, about 10 miles west of Interstate 5 at its closest point, and 48 miles north of Eugene/Springfield. Oregon Route 99W, a secondary north–south route, also runs through Corvallis. U.S. Route 20 (which leads to Newport) and Oregon Route 34 (which leads to Waldport about 56 miles to the west) both secondary East-West routes run through Corvallis from the Oregon Coast. Corvallis is at river mile 131–32 of the Willamette River.


Public schools in the city are administered by the Corvallis School District.

Corvallis is also the home of Oregon State University, and the Benton Center campus for Linn-Benton Community College.

Public Transportation:

Local bus service is provided by Corvallis Transit System (CTS). The system runs a total of eight daytime routes Monday through Saturday, covering most of the city and converging at a Downtown Transit Center. Additional commuter routes also run in the early morning and late afternoon on weekdays, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon on Saturdays. When Oregon State University is in session CTS also runs the “Beaver Bus,” a set of late-night routes running Thursday through Saturday.

Two other short-distance inter-city buses, the Linn-Benton Loop (to Albany) and the Philomath Connection, also stop at the Downtown Transit Center.


Century Link

Phone: 1-866-642-0444
Consumer’s Power Inc.

PO Box 1180
Philomath, OR 97355

Phone: 1-800-872-9036
Fax: 541-929-8673
Pacific Power

PO Box 248
Albany, OR 97321

Phone: 1-888-221-7070
Fax: 541-967-4465