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Overview

Introduction to Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop county, is 61 miles NW of Hillsboro, Oregon and 72 miles NW of Portland, Oregon.

Astoria History

John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company established Fort Astoria as a fur-trading post in 1810. In fact, the city was also named after John Jacob Astor. American pioneers first arrived in the area in the mid-1840s. The first post office of Astoria was established in 1847. It was incorporated in 1876. The early economy of the area depended upon fishing, lumber and fish processing.

Astoria and nearby Attractions

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Fort Stevens State Park
  • Fort Clatsop National Memorial
  • Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Fort Astoria
  • Heritage Museum

Things To Do In Astoria

While in Astoria, a visit to the Astoria Children's Museum, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Heritage Museum, the Uppertown Firefighters Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial may prove interesting. Tapiola Park, Shively Park and John Warren Field provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can also visit the Fort Stevens State Park and Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint. The city hosts the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival every June and the Clatsop County Fair every July.

Astoria Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Astoria Higher Education

Clatsop Community College is located in the city. Others offering courses in higher studies include Lower Columbia College, George Fox University and South Puget Sound Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,595
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+4,428
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,213
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,645
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,279

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,381
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$233,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
Irish14.2%
English13.2%
Norwegian8.3%
Swedish6%
Finnish5.1%
Italian4.6%
Welsh2.9%
Scottish2.8%
Danishn2.8%
Russian2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Canadian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
German0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Australian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Astoria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clatsop County
Standard Zip Codes97103
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.12
Approximate Longitude-123.67

Astoria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationASTORIA CLATSOP CO AP
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp53 to 67 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip67.1 inches
StationLONG BEACH EXP STN
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp52 to 66 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip81.1 inches
StationGRAYS RIVER HATCHERY
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 48 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp50 to 73 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip109.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cannon Beach1,673$61,974
Gearhart1,498$61,932
Seaside6,514$39,744
Warrenton5,260$56,875

Astoria Public Libraries

Astoria Public Library
450 TENTH ST
Astoria, Oregon
(503) 325-7323

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Astoria Hospitals

Columbia Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
2111 Exchange Street

Astoria Public Schools

Astor Elementary School
3550 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 97103
(503) 325-6672
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Astoria Middle School
1100 Klaskanine Ave
ZIP: 97103
(503) 325-4331
Middle
Total Enrollment 412
Astoria Senior High School
1001 W Marine Dr
ZIP: 97103
(503) 325-3911
High
Total Enrollment 580
Hilda Lahti Elementary School
41535 Old Hwy 30
ZIP: 97103
(503) 458-6162
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Knappa High School
41535 Old Hwy 30
ZIP: 97103
(503) 458-6166
High
Total Enrollment 139
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
92179 Lewis And Clark Rd
ZIP: 97103
(503) 325-2032
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
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