Gaston, Oregon

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Gaston, Oregon

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High Points

Gaston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Gaston Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Gaston Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Gaston Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Gaston Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Gaston, Oregon

Comparing Gaston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Affordability of Rents 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Gaston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Hillsboro, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Portland, Oregon
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 97119
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.436
Longitude -123.138

Gaston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 54 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 15.6 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
Distance 21.6 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
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Gaston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 600 100%
Male 306 51%
Female 294 49%
Under 18 226 37.7%
18+ 374 62.3%
65+ 24 4%
Median Age 28.5
Average Family Size 3.73
White 530 88.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.8%
Other 42 7%
Mixed Race 22 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 87 14.5%

Estimated Gaston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 765
Growth 165
Growth % 27.5%

Gaston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
US/American 23%
German 12.3%
Irish 8.5%
English 7.1%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Swedish 3.8%
Russian 3.4%
Scandinavian 2.2%
Danish 2%
Dutch 2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Italian 0.8%
Swiss 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Finnish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gaston 600 $42,031
Carlton 1,514 $45,972
Cornelius 9,652 $49,456
Dundee 2,598 $56,429
Forest Grove 17,708 $47,733
Hillsboro 70,186 $57,379
Yamhill 794 $52,344
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Gaston High Schools (2004)

Serves 288 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

Gaston Colleges

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