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Overview

Introduction to Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 7 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city contains a population of approximately 35,278.

Lake Oswego History

Oswego and Lake Grove merged in 1959 to form Lake Oswego. The earliest inhabitants in the area were the Clackamas Indians. The town of Oswego was founded by Albert Alonzo Durham in 1847 and was incorporated in 1910. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1886.

Lake Oswego and nearby Attractions

  • Gresham History Museum
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Milo McIver State Park
  • Bald Peak State Park
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Things To Do In Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The area has numerous parks like Waluga Park West, Canal Acres Nature Park, River Run City Park and Freepons City Park. The Rail Depot Museum, the Harlow House Museum and the Barn Museum are all accessible from lake Oswego as well. Fishing and boating facilities are available at Rainbow End Lake and Lake Oswego. The Willamette Stone State Heritage Site and the McLoughlin House National Historic Site can also be visited from Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Lake Oswego Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Lewis and Clark College, the University of Portland and Portland State University.

People

Total Population 37,310
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,595
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.2%
Median Earnings25+ $53,106
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,210
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,984

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,466
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 12.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,273
Median House Value $478,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.8%
Irish 13.6%

Lake Oswego Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Clackamas
Standard Zip Codes 97034, 97035
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.42
Longitude -122.669

Lake Oswego 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 OREGON CITY
Distance 5.9 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
Station PORTLAND KGW TV
Distance 6.7 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
Station N WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance 10.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Grove (97034, 97035)

Mountain Park (97035)

Oswego (97034)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Durham 1,327 $89,643
Gladstone 11,668 $65,453
Johnson City 573 $42,500
Milwaukie 20,449 $67,943
Tigard 49,633 $80,759
West Linn 25,710 $102,175

Lake Oswego Public Libraries

Library
Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4TH STREET
Lake Oswego, Oregon
(503) 636-7628
Library Web Site

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Lake Oswego High Schools

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LAKE OSWEGO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2501 SW COUNTRY CLUB RD
503-534-2313
Serves 1,223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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1235 SW OVERLOOK DR
503-534-2319
Serves 1,092 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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