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Overview

Introduction to Monmouth, Oregon

Monmouth, Oregon, in Polk county, is 11 miles SW of Salem, Oregon 54 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.

Monmouth History

Monmouth was named after Monmouth, Illinois. A group of pioneers settled in the area in 1853. The City of Monmouth was incorporated in 1856. Western Oregon University was established here in 1856. The Eola Christian Church was built in the same year.

Monmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Mission Mill Museum
  • Ellmaker State Wayside
  • Adair County Park
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Monmouth

The city of Monmouth offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are several parks in the city, including the Monmouth Recreational Park, Whitesell Park, Gentle Woods Park and Marr Court Park. The Mission Mill Museum and A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village can also be visited from Monmouth.

Monmouth Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Monmouth Higher Education

Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 9,869
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,019
Age of the Population 24

Families

% of people married 33.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,518
% Above Poverty Level 67.7%
% Below Poverty Level 32.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $192,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.6%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 9.1%

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

Monmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SW of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 97361
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.848
Longitude -123.232

Monmouth 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 DALLAS 2 NE
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station SALEM MCNARY AP
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station CORVALLIS STATE UNIV
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adair Village 828 $57,350
Dallas 14,896 $57,329
Falls City 994 $39,375
Independence 8,772 $50,461
Salem 160,008 $56,668
Turner 2,525 $60,000

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

Monmouth Public Libraries

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Monmouth Public Library
168 S ECOLS ST
Monmouth, Oregon
(503) 838-1932
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