Gearhart, Oregon

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Gearhart, Oregon

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Gearhart Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Gearhart Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 8% Gearhart Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 11% Gearhart Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Gearhart College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 11% Gearhart Low Property Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Gearhart People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Gearhart, Oregon

Comparing Gearhart 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Senior Citizens 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 6
Low Property Crime 7 9

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Gearhart Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 995 100%
Male 487 48.9%
Female 508 51.1%
Under 18 198 19.9%
18+ 797 80.1%
65+ 186 18.7%
Median Age 46.7
Average Family Size 2.76
White 979 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Gearhart Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,077
Growth 82
Growth % 8.2%

Gearhart 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
German 16%
English 15.7%
Irish 10.2%
US/American 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
Norwegian 5.7%
Swedish 5.2%
French (except Basque) 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 2.8%
Finnish 2.2%
Polish 2.2%
Dutch 1.8%
British 1.5%
Danish 1.3%
European 1.1%
Swiss 1.1%
Canadian 1%
Russian 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
Northern European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gearhart 995 $49,583
Astoria 9,813 $41,446
Cannon Beach 1,588 $45,329
Nehalem 203 $47,679
Seaside 5,900 $40,957
Warrenton 4,096 $42,946
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