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Rockaway Beach

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Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,312 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe community of Rockaway was established as a seaside resort in 1909 by the Rockaway Beach Company. It was named after Rockaway Beach on Long Island in New York. Rockaway post office was established in 1911. Rockaway was connected by train to Portland in 1912. The name of the city was changed to Rockaway Beach in 1987.The Pronto Pup, a brand of corn dog, was invented at Rockaway in the late 1930s.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.71sqmi, of which, 1.60sqmi is land and 0.11sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,312 people, 667 households, and 374 families residing in the city. The population density was 820.0PD/sqmi. There were 1,875 housing units at an average density of 1171.9/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
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Rockaway Beach offers a good selection of accommodations along the waterfront. Choose between simple beachfront hotels, complete with pools, sea views, and pleasant restaurants, and trendy boutiques. Look to the north for beach resorts, providing apartments with access to great amenities. Some modest inns and motels along the coastal highway provide superb options for those on a budget.
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