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Overview

Introduction to Wilsonville, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 12 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon and 15 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city contains a population of approximately 13,991.

Wilsonville History

Wilsonville was settled in 1846 by Alphonso Boone. He established the Boones Ferry across the Willamette River in 1847. At that time, the area was known as Boones Landing. On June 3, 1880, the city was renamed Wilsonville after Charles Wilson, the first postmaster of the area. The city was incorporated in 1969. The Living Enrichment Center was established in Wilsonville in 1992 and was headquartered in the city until 2004.

Wilsonville and nearby Attractions

  • Molalla River State Park
  • Charbonneau Golf Course
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
  • Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • Champoeg State Park

Things To Do In Wilsonville

Wilsonville is home to many parks and playgrounds, including the Boones Ferry City Park, the Town Center City Park, Montebello City Park and River Fox City Park. The Charbonneau Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. One can also plan a day trip to the Champoeg State Park or the Molalla River State Park while in Wilsonville. The Portland Children's Museum, the American Advertising Museum, the Gresham History Museum and the Rail Depot Museum are all nearby as well. The city celebrates the Fall Food Fest every September.

Wilsonville Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Wilsonville Higher Education

Pioneer Pacific College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Lewis and Clark College, George Fox University and Portland State University.

People

Total Population 20,335
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,361
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.3%
Median Earnings25+ $42,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,844

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,955
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $996
Median House Value $336,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 11.6%

Wilsonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Clackamas
Standard Zip Codes 97070
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.311
Longitude -122.772

Wilsonville 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 N WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance 2.2 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
Station BEAVERTON 2 SSW
Distance 9.8 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
Station PORTLAND KGW TV
Distance 14.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Charbonneau (97070)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurora 998 $81,125
Barlow 170 $35,625
Canby 16,821 $68,230
Durham 1,327 $89,643
Sherwood 18,687 $92,820
Tualatin 26,604 $82,911

Wilsonville Public Libraries

Library
Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW WILSONVILLE ROAD
Wilsonville, Oregon
(503) 682-2744
Library Web Site

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Wilsonville High Schools

WILSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
6800 WILSONVILLE RD
503-673-7600
Serves 894 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

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