Happy Valley, Oregon

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Happy Valley, Oregon

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Happy Valley Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Happy Valley Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Happy Valley College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Happy Valley People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Happy Valley Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Happy Valley Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Happy Valley, Oregon

Comparing Happy Valley 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
Racial Diversity 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Age of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Happy Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Gresham, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Multnomah
Standard Zip Codes 97015, 97236, 97266
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.46
Longitude -122.52

Happy Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 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 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Happy Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,519 100%
Male 2,250 49.8%
Female 2,269 50.2%
Under 18 1,419 31.4%
18+ 3,100 68.6%
65+ 306 6.8%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.28
White 3,949 87.4%
African-American 35 0.8%
Asian 400 8.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.3%
Other 20 0.4%
Mixed Race 95 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 85 1.9%

Estimated Happy Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,282
Growth 3,763
Growth % 83.3%

Happy Valley 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 18.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
English 11.1%
US/American 7.2%
Irish 7%
European 4.3%
Italian 3.9%
Swedish 3.7%
Norwegian 3.4%
Scottish 2.7%
Dutch 2.4%
Ukrainian 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Hungarian 1.5%
Northern European 1.5%
British 1.4%
Swiss 1.1%
Iranian 1%
Danish 1%
Polish 1%
Lebanese 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Palestinian 0.6%
Syrian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
South African 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Boring (97089)
Carver (97015)
Damascus (97015, 97089)

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)
Happy Valley 4,519 $95,922
Fairview 7,561 $43,317
Gladstone 11,438 $52,500
Gresham 90,205 $51,126
Johnson City 634 $36,985
Maywood Park 777 $61,750
Milwaukie 20,490 $51,649

Happy Valley Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(503) 652-2880
Emergency Service: Yes

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