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Overview

Introduction to Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton is located in the Tualatin River Valley in Washington County and is situated seven miles west of the city of Portland. In 2004 The municipality and Washington County revealed an interim plan which spans more than ten years. The plan includes annexation of nearby areas, which will make Beaverton the second largest city in the state.

The world headquarters of Nike is located in the area. Beaverton is included in the Silicon Forest and is home to numerous technology companies. The nearby landscape includes forests, rolling hills, rivers and wetlands.

History

The city's naming was inspired by the nearby large body of water, created by beaver dams. The Atfalati Indians were the original inhabitants. Settlers arrived during the 19th century. In 1847 Lawrence Hall bought a large acreage and constructed a grist mill. He made the first land claim in the region. In 1893 Beaverton was incorporated. During the early portion of the 1920s a movie studio known as Premium Picture Productions was located in Beaverton.

Attractions

  • The Flicks by the Fountain offers free movie watching during the summer months at Beaverton City Park
  • Beaverton's Farmer's Market is a prominent shopping location with residents and tourists
  • Washington Square is a popular shopping mall
  • Cedar Hills Crossing is a notable shopping location
  • Kingstad Gallery

Activities

The coastline is little over an hour away from Beaverton. Touring the local wineries, including Cooper Mountain Vineyards and Ponzi Vineyards is popular with tourists. The region is known for its Pinot Noir grape production. More than 100 parks provide the city with a vast amount of green area. Hiking trails and bicycle paths traverse through the city.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous golf courses including Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, Progress Downs Municipal Golf Course and Pumpkin Ridge. The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, The Jackson Bottom Wetlands and the Fernhill Wetlands offer visitors opportunities to view waterfowl, a variety of birds and other types of wildlife. The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is set in a scenic location and includes paved trails.

Higher Education

The city is home to Cambridge College Institute of Technology.

Transportation

A light rail system provides transportation to Portland.

People

Total Population 93,919
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 46,841
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.6%
Median Earnings25+ $37,769
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,903
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,868

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,351
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 9.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $1,055
Median House Value $286,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.9%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beaverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles W of Portland, Oregon
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 97005, 97006, 97007, 97008
P.O. Box Zip Codes 97075, 97076
Company Zip Codes 97077, 97078
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.487
Longitude -122.802

Beaverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BEAVERTON 2 SSW
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station PORTLAND KGW TV
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station HILLSBORO
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beaverton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Progress (97005)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Durham 1,459 $90,227
King City 3,464 $67,147
Lake Oswego 37,628 $125,159
Portland 612,206 $71,894
Tigard 50,276 $82,639
Tualatin 26,806 $86,978

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beaverton Public Libraries

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Beaverton City Library
12375 SE 5TH STREET
Beaverton, Oregon
(503) 644-2197

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Beaverton High Schools

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BEAVERTON HIGH SCHOOL
13000 SW SECOND ST
503-259-5000
Serves 1,972 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
9625 SW 125TH AVE
503-259-5400
Serves 1,957 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

ALOHA HIGH SCHOOL
18550 SW KINNAMAN RD
503-259-4700
Serves 1,870 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

ARTS & COMMUNICATION HIGH SCHOOL
11375 SW CENTER ST
503-672-3700
A Magnet School.
Serves 250 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

COMMUNITY SCHOOL
1841 SW MERLO DR
503-259-5575
A Non-traditional School
Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
1841 SW MERLO DR
503-259-5575
A Magnet School.
Serves 174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

MERLO STATION NIGHT SCHOOL
1841 SW MERLO DR
503-259-5575
A Non-traditional School
Serves 78 students.

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