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People

Total Population 1,462
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 717
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,054
% Above Poverty Level 80.3%
% Below Poverty Level 19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $862
Median House Value $303,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 7.3%

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

Gearhart Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Hillsboro, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NW of Portland, Oregon
County Clatsop
Standard Zip Codes 97138
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.024
Longitude -123.91

Gearhart 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 SEASIDE
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 52 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 68 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 75.7 inches
Station ASTORIA CLATSOP CO AP
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 48 F
Apr Temp 41 to 56 F
Jul Temp 53 to 67 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 67.1 inches
Station GRAYS RIVER HATCHERY
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 48 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 50 to 73 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 109.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Elsie (97138)

Jewell (97138)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Astoria 9,537 $59,203
Cannon Beach 1,549 $64,219
Nehalem 254 $48,333
Seaside 6,483 $42,454
Warrenton 5,143 $48,672

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

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