Introduction to Woodburn, Oregon

Woodburn, Oregon, in Marion county, is 16 miles NE of Salem, Oregon and 27 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is home to some 20,100 residents.

Woodburn History

Woodburn was historically a farming community. It was founded in 1889 by Jesse H. Settlemier. It was named after a slash burn that got out of control in the 1880s and burned down a nearby woodlot. The city was incorporated in 1890. It is located in Marion County, which was formed on July 5, 1843 and was named after a Continental Army named Francis Marion.

Woodburn and nearby Attractions

  • Woodburn Historical Museum
  • Settlemier House
  • Woodburn Aquatic Center
  • World's Berry Center Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Ecola State Park/ Whale Watching

Things To Do In Woodburn

The Woodburn Historical Museum, Settlemier House and the World's Berry Center Museum provide insight into the history of the area. One can also spend leisure hours at the Woodburn Aquatic Center. The Maud Williamson State Park, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area and the Silver Falls State Park are all in the neighborhood as well.

Woodburn Transportation

Flights are available from Portland International Airport.

Woodburn Higher Education

Chemeketa Community College, Willamette University and George Fox University provide facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 24,282
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,662
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $22,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,356


Median Family Income $45,483
% Above Poverty Level 72.6%
% Below Poverty Level 27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $783
Median House Value $157,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 6.8%

Woodburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NE of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 97071
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.143
Longitude -122.854

Woodburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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 18.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Monitor (97071)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barlow 170 $35,625
Donald 1,068 $67,750
Gervais 2,527 $50,335
Hubbard 3,206 $52,682
Mount Angel 3,389 $55,260
St. Paul 353 $80,833

Woodburn Public Libraries

Woodburn Public Library
Woodburn, Oregon
(503) 982-5263

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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