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Overview

Introduction to Dallas, Oregon

Dallas, Oregon, in Polk county, is 13 miles W of Salem, Oregon and 52 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.

Dallas History

Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, which was founded on December 22, 1845. Before adopting its present name, the city was known as Cynthia Ann or Cynthian. It was named after Vice President George Mifflin Dallas. This area had its first settlers in 1845 and was incorporated in 1874. The first train ran between Dallas and Falls City in May of 1903.

Dallas and nearby Attractions

  • Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • Mission Mill Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Adair County Park
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Dallas

Dallas city offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The city has numerous parks, like Dallas City Park, Birch Street Park, Kingsborough Park and Willamette Mission State Park. The Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Mission Mill Museum are located in Dallas as well. Tourists can also visit the McLoughlin House National Historic Site, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge while in Dallas.

Dallas Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Dallas Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University.

People

Total Population 14,896
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,623
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,332

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,329
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $704
Median House Value $182,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0%
English 14.2%
Irish 11.4%

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

Dallas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles W of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 97338
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.919
Longitude -123.315

Dallas 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 DALLAS 2 NE
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station LAUREL MOUNTAIN
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 39 F
Apr Temp 32 to 45 F
Jul Temp 49 to 65 F
Oct Temp 40 to 53 F
Annual Precip 120.8 inches
Station VALSETZ
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 76 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 127.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amity 1,558 $60,083
Falls City 994 $39,375
Independence 8,772 $50,461
Monmouth 9,869 $61,518
Sheridan 6,048 $35,417
Willamina 1,811 $45,598

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

Dallas Public Libraries

Library
Dallas Public Library
950 MAIN ST.
Dallas, Oregon
(503) 623-2633
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Dallas High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL
1250 HOLMAN AVE
503-623-8336
Serves 970 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

MORRISON CHARTER SCHOOL
1251 MAIN ST
503-623-8480
A Non-traditional School
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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