Introduction to Newberg, Oregon

Newberg, Oregon, in Yamhill county, is 15 miles SW of Beaverton, Oregon and 21 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 18,064 people lived in Newberg.

Newberg History

Newberg was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Some believe that the city got was named after Sebastian Brutscher, the first postmaster of Newberg. It was incorporated as a city in 1889. The Newberg Graphic, which is the city’s newspaper, was established in the same year.

Newberg and nearby Attractions

  • American Advertising Museum
  • Portland Children's Museum
  • Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • Maud Williamson State Park
  • Bald Peak State Park

Things To Do In Newberg

The city of Newberg offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The area has numerous parks such as the Champoeg State Park, the Molalla River State Park, the Willamette Mission State Park and the Maud Williamson State Park. While in Newberg, a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Art Museum and the Evergreen Aviation Museum may prove interesting to those interested in the area’s history.

Newberg Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Newberg Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at George Fox University, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College.


Total Population 22,451
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 10,835
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,077
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,385


Median Family Income $62,248
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $952
Median House Value $207,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 12%
Irish 12.8%

Newberg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Beaverton, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Yamhill
Standard Zip Codes 97132
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.3
Longitude -122.971

Newberg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.9 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 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dayton 2,545 $56,157
Donald 1,068 $67,750
Dundee 3,181 $69,886
Lafayette 3,770 $50,735
Sherwood 18,687 $92,820
St. Paul 353 $80,833

Newberg Public Libraries

Newberg Public Library
Newberg, Oregon
(503) 538-8376
Library Web Site

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Newberg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(503) 537-1555
Emergency Service: Yes

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