The US Army built a large training camp at Camp White, and the need for timber and barracks brought wood mills into the city. Many of the forest workers and mill workers found Central Point a good place to live, and many of them married into the community.
In 1910, the 761 residents of Central Point had an average income of $2,000 a year and a population of about 1,500. One year later, the town had 534 inhabitants and built a town hall in Pine and Third Streets.
It was here that the road to Jacksonville, a settlement on the Rogue River, met, and the pioneers who settled here in 1852 named Central Point after their name. It became known as Manzanita or OldCentral Point, after the original owner of the city, John M. Manzita, the founder of the city.
In the 1870s, Konstantin and Theopholas Magruder ran a shop at the intersection, and Constantine's son-in-law, John M. Manzita, built a building nearby. Determined to take advantage of the railroad, the citizens of Central Point moved their village a kilometer further west, where the Magruders Amy and T.H. Beall pooled their land. Interstate 5 was built and new tourist and truck transportation facilities and businesses were opened at the intersection.
Half a dozen families lived in the hamlet, and a school was built on the site of Central Point Elementary School. The city is located on the east side of Interstate 5, about one kilometer west of downtown. Prominent residents of Central Point include John M. Manzita and his son-in-law Dennis Beall, as well as the Magruder family, the Bealls.
The Crater Rock Museum opened in 1952, Erickson Aviation in 1971. In 1989, one of the largest dog hearing clinics in the world, the Central Point Hearing Center, was moved to Central Point.
Wagonloads of apples and pears were loaded at the Central Point depot and shipped to England. In 1851, the first registered land claim in the United States was made, one of many claims that would become a central point. Missourian Phillip Olwell bought the Snowy Butte Orchard at Central Point, which had the highest price for apples in the world. Two permanent companies were founded in CentralPoint in 1930: Rogue Creamery, developed as an artisanal cheese dairy, and the central grain processing plant, whose landmark are the largest grain processing plants in North America with a capacity of 1,000 tons per day.
To maintain peace, when the Packers moved supplies from the Willamette Valley to California's gold fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the region was moved to the Pacific Northwest.
The city built its own railway depot and Matthias Welch built a grain mill in Front Street in 1892, which saved farmers a trip to Medford. The city experienced growth in the 1920s, when US Highway 99 was built through the city, bringing travelers to the area.
Eastern money was brought into the area, but Central Point stagnated as the fruit industry declined. When gold was discovered in Jacksonville in 1851, the way of life began to change, attracting miners and farmers to the valley, which led to conflicts with the local people.
The city was named in 1852 by Isaac Constant, who resettled the country at a central point where two major roads converged, one westbound from Jacksonville and Butte Creek and the other linking the Oregon-California Trail. Central Point is located in the central part of Central Oregon, north of Medford, Oregon. The city is located northwest of Medford on the west side of the Columbia River, east of Oregon State Park and south of Oswego Lake.
At the time of census no. 4 in 2000, there were 3,450 families living in the city, and the population was distributed among about 1,800 households with an average age of 65 years or older. 37.5% of the population were children under 18, 59.2% were married couples living together and 25% were children. 2% were non-family, 11.5% had a housekeeper without husband and 14.3% without husband. The average age of the population of Central Point in 2000 was 35.4 years, of which 29.6% were under 18, 37% over 25, 5.8% over 65, 27.7% under 16, 15.1% under 18 and 11% over 65.0%.
The racial composition of the city was as follows: African-American, white, black, brown, Hispanic, Latino, Indian, Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander.
The racial composition of the city was as follows: African - American, white, black, brown, Hispanic, Latin American, Indian, Asian and Indian-Pacific islanders. The poverty line was $15,000 for a family of four, which included a median income of $25,500 for those below that level.