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Overview

Introduction to Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton is located in the Tualatin River Valley in Washington County and is situated seven miles west of the city of Portland. In 2004 The municipality and Washington County revealed an interim plan which spans more than ten years. The plan includes annexation of nearby areas, which will make Beaverton the second largest city in the state.

The world headquarters of Nike is located in the area. Beaverton is included in the Silicon Forest and is home to numerous technology companies. The nearby landscape includes forests, rolling hills, rivers and wetlands.

History

The city's naming was inspired by the nearby large body of water, created by beaver dams. The Atfalati Indians were the original inhabitants. Settlers arrived during the 19th century. In 1847 Lawrence Hall bought a large acreage and constructed a grist mill. He made the first land claim in the region. In 1893 Beaverton was incorporated. During the early portion of the 1920s a movie studio known as Premium Picture Productions was located in Beaverton.

Attractions

  • The Flicks by the Fountain offers free movie watching during the summer months at Beaverton City Park
  • Beaverton's Farmer's Market is a prominent shopping location with residents and tourists
  • Washington Square is a popular shopping mall
  • Cedar Hills Crossing is a notable shopping location
  • Kingstad Gallery

Activities

The coastline is little over an hour away from Beaverton. Touring the local wineries, including Cooper Mountain Vineyards and Ponzi Vineyards is popular with tourists. The region is known for its Pinot Noir grape production. More than 100 parks provide the city with a vast amount of green area. Hiking trails and bicycle paths traverse through the city.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous golf courses including Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, Progress Downs Municipal Golf Course and Pumpkin Ridge. The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, The Jackson Bottom Wetlands and the Fernhill Wetlands offer visitors opportunities to view waterfowl, a variety of birds and other types of wildlife. The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is set in a scenic location and includes paved trails.

Higher Education

The city is home to Cambridge College Institute of Technology.

Transportation

A light rail system provides transportation to Portland.

Demographics

People

Total Population94,865
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+48,125
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.8%
Median Earnings25+$39,373
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,026
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,369

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,196
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation10%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,094
Median House Value$303,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37%
German16.2%
Irish10.5%
English9.2%
Italian3.7%
Scottish3.5%
Norwegian3.1%
French Except Basque2.6%
Swedish2.4%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.8%
Arab1.4%
Russian1.2%
Iranian1.1%
Danishn1%
African1%
Swiss0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Afghan)0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Beaverton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes97005, 97008, 97007, 97006, 97250
P.O. Box Zip Codes97075, 97076
Company Zip Codes97077
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.49
Approximate Longitude-122.8

Beaverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBEAVERTON 2 SSW
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationPORTLAND KGW TV
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationHILLSBORO
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durham1,417$90,268
King City3,599$76,864
Lake Oswego38,065$132,096
Portland620,589$75,394
Tigard50,787$86,902
Tualatin27,024$95,333

Beaverton Public Libraries

Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5TH ST
Beaverton, Oregon
(503) 644-2197

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Beaverton Public Schools

Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School
13600 Sw Allen Blvd
ZIP: 97005
(503) 473-0416
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Arts And Communication Magnet Academy
11375 Sw Center St
ZIP: 97005
(503) 672-3700
Other
Total Enrollment 726
Barnes Elementary School
13730 Sw Walker Rd
ZIP: 97005
(503) 672-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Beaver Acres Elementary School
2125 Sw 170th Ave
ZIP: 97005
(503) 259-3815
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Beaverton High School
13000 Sw Second St
ZIP: 97005
(503) 259-5000
High
Total Enrollment 1717
Bethany Elementary School
3305 Nw 174th Ave
ZIP: 97006
(503) 533-1810
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Community School
1841 Sw Merlo Dr
ZIP: 97006
(503) 259-5575
High
Total Enrollment 191
Elmonica Elementary School
16950 Sw Lisa Ct
ZIP: 97006
(503) 533-1815
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Five Oaks Middle School
1600 Nw 173rd Ave
ZIP: 97006
(503) 533-1890
Middle
Total Enrollment 1020
Health & Science School
18640 Nw Walker Rd
ZIP: 97006
(503) 533-1853
Other
Total Enrollment 679
Mckinley Elementary School
1500 Nw 185th Ave
ZIP: 97006
(503) 533-1845
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Meadow Park Middle School
14100 Sw Downing St
ZIP: 97006
(503) 672-3660
Middle
Total Enrollment 832
Oak Hills Elementary School
2625 Nw 153rd Ave
ZIP: 97006
(503) 533-1860
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
School Of Science & Technology
1841 Sw Merlo Dr
ZIP: 97006
(503) 259-5575
High
Total Enrollment 158
Aloha High School
18550 Sw Kinnaman Rd
ZIP: 97007
(503) 259-4700
High
Total Enrollment 2058
Aloha-huber Park School
5000 Sw 173rd St
ZIP: 97007
(503) 259-6490
Primary
Total Enrollment 992
Chehalem Elementary School
15555 Sw Davis Rd
ZIP: 97007
(503) 672-3515
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Cooper Mountain Elementary School
7670 Sw 170th Ave
ZIP: 97007
(503) 259-3830
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Errol Hassell Elementary School
18100 Sw Bany Rd
ZIP: 97007
(503) 259-3845
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Kinnaman Elementary School
4205 Sw 193rd Ave
ZIP: 97007
(503) 259-3875
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Mountain View Middle School
17500 Sw Farmington Rd
ZIP: 97007
(503) 259-3890
Middle
Total Enrollment 876
Nancy Ryles Elementary School
10250 Sw Cormorant Dr
ZIP: 97007
(503) 524-1330
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Scholls Heights Elementary School
16400 Sw Loon Dr
ZIP: 97007
(503) 524-1365
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Sexton Mountain Elementary School
15645 Sw Sexton Mtn Dr
ZIP: 97007
(503) 672-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Conestoga Middle School
12250 Sw Conestoga Dr
ZIP: 97008
(503) 524-1345
Middle
Total Enrollment 881
Fir Grove Elementary School
6300 Sw Wilson Ave
ZIP: 97008
(503) 672-3530
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Greenway Elementary School
9150 Sw Downing Dr
ZIP: 97008
(503) 524-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Highland Park Middle School
7000 Sw Wilson Ave
ZIP: 97008
(503) 672-3640
Middle
Total Enrollment 882
Hiteon Elementary School
13800 Sw Brockman Rd
ZIP: 97008
(503) 524-1315
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Mckay Elementary School
7485 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97008
(503) 672-3545
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Southridge High School
9625 Sw 125th Ave
ZIP: 97008
(503) 259-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1666
Vose Elementary School
11350 Sw Denney Rd
ZIP: 97008
(503) 672-3590
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Whitford Middle School
7935 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97008
(503) 672-3680
Middle
Total Enrollment 681

Beaverton Private Schools

German American School Of Portland
3900 Sw Murray Blvd
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
Happy Hollow Children's Center
4455 Sw 99th Ave
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Holy Trinity Catholic School
13755 Sw Walker Rd
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 253
Learning Years Day School
13050 Sw Jenkins Rd
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Living Wisdom School
4855 Sw Watson Ave
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Pilgrim Lutheran School
5650 Sw Hall Blvd
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
St Cecilia School
12250 Sw 5th St
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 223
Sunshine Montessori Pres & Child Care Center
4845 Sw Murray Blvd
ZIP: 97005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Agia Sophia Academy
14485 Sw Walker Rd
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Angels Montessori School
17451 Nw Walker Rd
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Bearverton Ymca Child Development Center
15650 Nw Blueridge Rd
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Bright Horizons Childrens Learning Center
15150 Sw Koll Pkwy Ste D
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Northwest Montessori School-beaverton
515 Sw 150th Ave
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Touchtone School
16180 Sw Regatta Ln
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Ymca - Amber Glenn
2120 Nw Amberbrook Dr
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Young Learners Preschool
1800 Nw 169th Pl C100
ZIP: 97006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Turquoise Learning Tree
15135 Sw Beard Rd
ZIP: 97007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Valley Catholic School
4275 Sw 148th Ave
ZIP: 97007
Secondary
Total Enrollment 331
Kindercare
12360 Sw Pioneer Ln
ZIP: 97008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
St Stephens Academy
7275 Sw Hall Blvd
ZIP: 97008
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
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