The median age in the city was 33.4 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Baker City, Oregon, is located in the eastern Oregon high desert at an elevation of 4,887 feet in section 28, T.5N., R.7E. The population was 5,860 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Baker County.
Baker City is located in the eastern Oregon high desert at an elevation of 4,887 feet in section 28, T.5N., R.7E. The area is an alkali flat that hosts a large salt deposit, giving rise to the city's nickname, "The Desert City". The city is located at the junction of U.S. Routes 26 and 97, close to the Nez Perce Indian Reservation and Mt. Nameless. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
The climate in Baker City is arid, with mild winters and hot summers. Nearby Idaho, to the west, and Oregon, to the east, share relatively mild climates, while Nevada, to the south, has a much hotter and more arid climate. Due to its high elevation, Baker City experiences much less seasonal variation in temperature than lower-lying regions of Oregon. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from in January to in July, with an average of . Precipitation is sparse, with only an average of of precipitation annually.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,860 people, 2,841 households, and 1,896 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 3,151 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 74.5% White, 0.5% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 21.5% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.4% of the population.
There were 2,841 households of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.
The median age in the city was 33.4 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64;}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.