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Overview

Introduction to Canby, Oregon

Canby, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 16 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon and 18 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 12,790.

Canby History

Canby was named after Major Gen. Edward R.S. Canby. Rails were laid in 1870. Canby was incorporated in February of 1893. Ferry service was established by the local businessmen in 1914.

Canby and nearby Attractions

  • Bald Peak State Park
  • Molalla River State Park
  • Harlow House Museum
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site

Things To Do In Canby

The city of Canby provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The area has numerous parks, including Champoeg State Park, Willamette Mission State Park, Maud Williamson State Park and Milo McIver State Park. The Portland Children's Museum, the Oregon History Center, the American Advertising Museum and the Rail Depot Museum are all popular local tourist spots.

Canby Transportation

Portland International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Canby Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Clackamas Community College, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College.

People

Total Population 16,821
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,421
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,287
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,230
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $875
Median House Value $242,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 11.9%

Canby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Clackamas
Standard Zip Codes 97013
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.263
Longitude -122.691

Canby 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 N WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station BEAVERTON 2 SSW
Distance 14.3 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 17.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurora 998 $81,125
Barlow 170 $35,625
Donald 1,068 $67,750
Hubbard 3,206 $52,682
Oregon City 33,834 $68,358
Wilsonville 20,335 $80,955

Canby Public Libraries

Library
Canby Public Library
292 N HOLLY STREET
Canby, Oregon
(503) 266-3394

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Canby High Schools

CANBY HIGH SCHOOL
721 SW 4TH AVE
503-266-5811
Serves 1,709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

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