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Welcome to Klamath Falls ...

The city of Klamath Falls is located in Klamath County and is the County Seat for Klamath County.

The location of Klamath Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Klamath Falls: CLAM-ath<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Klamath Falls has a population of 21,359 people<3> (see below for details).

Klamath Falls was established in 1867.

The community of Klamath Falls is 4,090 feet [1,247 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Klamath Falls is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Klamath Falls lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Klamath Falls: (541) and (458)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Klamath Falls had a population of 20,840 people (which is 31.39% of the total population of Klamath County). This makes Klamath Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Klamath Falls represents 0.54% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,840 people, the population of Klamath Falls increased 7.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 19,462 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Klamath Falls had an population of 21,359 people. This is an increase of 2.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Klamath Falls.

Communities near Klamath Falls ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Klamath Falls and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Dorris (CA)   [Map]   907   S   18 miles [29 km]
Bonanza   [Map]   416   E   18 miles [29 km]
Dairy   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Keno   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Merrill   [Map]   834   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Midland   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Klamath Falls.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Klamath Falls. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Klamath Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Klamath Falls. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Klamath Falls:

Websites for Klamath Falls ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Klamath Falls ...

Looking for more information about Klamath Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Klamath Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Klamath Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oregon

About Klamath County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Klamath Falls:

The official website for Klamath County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Klamath Falls. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Klamath Falls.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Klamath Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Klamath Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Klamath Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Klamath Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Klamath Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2207, Longitude: -121.7748     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Klamath Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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