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Overview

Introduction to Dallas, Oregon

Dallas, Oregon, in Polk county, is 13 miles W of Salem, Oregon and 52 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.

Dallas History

Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, which was founded on December 22, 1845. Before adopting its present name, the city was known as Cynthia Ann or Cynthian. It was named after Vice President George Mifflin Dallas. This area had its first settlers in 1845 and was incorporated in 1874. The first train ran between Dallas and Falls City in May of 1903.

Dallas and nearby Attractions

  • Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • Mission Mill Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Adair County Park
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Dallas

Dallas city offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The city has numerous parks, like Dallas City Park, Birch Street Park, Kingsborough Park and Willamette Mission State Park. The Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Mission Mill Museum are located in Dallas as well. Tourists can also visit the McLoughlin House National Historic Site, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge while in Dallas.

Dallas Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Dallas Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,175
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+6,082
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,055
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,326
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,313

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,909
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$179,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
German17.9%
English15.6%
Irish12.6%
Swedish4.4%
Norwegian4.2%
Dutch3.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Italian3.1%
Scottish2.2%
Danishn1.7%
Polish1.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Finnish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Dallas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes97338
Phone Area Codes503
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.92
Approximate Longitude-123.34

Dallas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALLAS 2 NE
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp50 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationLAUREL MOUNTAIN
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 39 F
Apr Temp32 to 45 F
Jul Temp49 to 65 F
Oct Temp40 to 53 F
Annual Precip120.8 inches
StationVALSETZ
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 46 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp48 to 76 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip127.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amity1,593$64,444
Falls City939$38,889
Independence8,982$52,739
Monmouth9,919$57,778
Sheridan6,054$42,813
Willamina1,899$51,087

Dallas Public Libraries

Dallas Public Library
950 MAIN ST
Dallas, Oregon
(503) 623-2633

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Dallas Hospitals

West Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
525 Se Washington Street

Dallas Public Schools

Dallas High School
1250 Holman Ave
ZIP: 97338
(503) 623-8336
High
Total Enrollment 1089
Lacreole Middle School
701 Se Lacreole Dr
ZIP: 97338
(503) 623-6662
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Lyle Elementary School
185 Sw Levens St
ZIP: 97338
(503) 623-8367
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Oakdale Heights Elementary School
1375 Sw Maple St
ZIP: 97338
(503) 623-8316
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Whitworth Elementary School
1151 Se Miller Ave
ZIP: 97338
(503) 623-8351
Middle
Total Enrollment 407

Dallas Private Schools

Faith Christian School
2290 E Ellendale Ave
ZIP: 97338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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