Introduction to Gladstone, Oregon

Gladstone, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 10 miles S of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 11,438 people lived in Gladstone.

Gladstone History

Gladstone was originally inhabited by several Indian groups. The first settlers of the area arrived in the 1840s. The city was founded in the late 1800s by Judge Harvey Cross. It was named in honor of William E. Gladstone, the Prime Minister of England. Gladstone was incorporated on January 10, 1911. The first church in the area was established by Aaron Hayes Mulkey in 1908.

Gladstone and nearby Attractions

  • Rivergreens Golf Course
  • North Clackamas Aquatic Park
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area
  • Portland Art Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Things To Do In Gladstone

Gladstone offers easy access to the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Molalla River State Park. The Portland Children's Museum, Harlow House Museum, Rail Depot Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the American Advertising Museum are some popular local historical sites. The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, George W Joseph State Natural Area and the Rooster Rock State Park are in the neighborhood as well.

Gladstone Transportation

Portland Downtown Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Gladstone Higher Education

Clackamas Community College, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College are nearby.


Total Population 11,668
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,459
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,606
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,207


Median Family Income $65,453
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $223,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 10.8%

Gladstone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Clackamas
Standard Zip Codes 97027
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.38
Longitude -122.593

Gladstone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 56 to 83 F
Oct Temp 46 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 10.2 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
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Happy Valley 15,693 $109,461
Johnson City 573 $42,500
Lake Oswego 37,310 $120,466
Milwaukie 20,449 $67,943
Oregon City 33,834 $68,358
West Linn 25,710 $102,175

Gladstone Public Libraries

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Gladstone, Oregon
(503) 656-2411
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