Coquille is a city that is the county seat of Coos County, Oregon, United States. The population was 4,184 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 4,215 residents. The primary economic base is the timber industry. The city derives its name from the Coquille Indian tribe. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,184 people, 1,686 households, and 1,129 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,538.3 people per square mile (593.9/km²). There were 1,850 housing units at an average density of 680.2 per square mile (262.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.64% White, 0.50% African American, 1.77% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.
Museums and other points of interest:
The historic A.J. Sherwood House (built 1901) in Coquille, Oregon is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places The Coquille Valley Historical Society established the Coquille Valley Museum in May 2005. A seasonal live theatre performance of melodrama by local volunteers is performed at the Sawdust Theatre that was resited following a fire in 1994.