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Overview

Introduction to Gladstone, Oregon

Gladstone, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 10 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Gladstone History

Gladstone was originally inhabited by several Indian groups. The first settlers of the area arrived in the 1840s. The city was founded in the late 1800s by Judge Harvey Cross. It was named in honor of William E. Gladstone, the Prime Minister of England. Gladstone was incorporated on January 10, 1911. The first church in the area was established by Aaron Hayes Mulkey in 1908.

Gladstone and nearby Attractions

  • Rivergreens Golf Course
  • North Clackamas Aquatic Park
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area
  • Portland Art Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Things To Do In Gladstone

Gladstone offers easy access to the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Molalla River State Park. The Portland Children's Museum, Harlow House Museum, Rail Depot Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the American Advertising Museum are some popular local historical sites. The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, George W Joseph State Natural Area and the Rooster Rock State Park are in the neighborhood as well.

Gladstone Transportation

Portland Downtown Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Gladstone Higher Education

Clackamas Community College, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,850
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+5,574
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,894
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,300
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,352

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,464
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,053
Median House Value$232,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.1%
English12.2%
Irish10.2%
Italian7.1%
Norwegian4.1%
French Except Basque3.8%
Swedish2.7%
Dutch1.9%
Arab1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Lebanese1.3%
Iranian1.1%
Finnish1%
Danishn1%
Russian0.9%
Polish0.8%
Czech0.8%
West Indian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Palestinian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Belizean0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Basque0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Gladstone Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97027
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.38
Approximate Longitude-122.59

Gladstone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOREGON CITY
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp56 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationN WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp53 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Happy Valley17,474$114,965
Johnson City547$40,833
Lake Oswego38,065$132,096
Milwaukie20,643$71,685
Oregon City35,057$75,125
West Linn26,242$105,450

Gladstone Public Libraries

Gladstone Public Library
135 E DARTMOUTH
Gladstone, Oregon
(503) 656-2411

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Gladstone Public Schools

Gladstone Center For Children And Families
18905 Portland Ave
ZIP: 97027
(503) 496-3939
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Gladstone High School
18800 Portland Ave
ZIP: 97027
(503) 655-2544
High
Total Enrollment 737
John Wetten Elementary School
250 E Exeter
ZIP: 97027
(503) 656-6564
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
Walter L Kraxberger Middle School
17777 Webster Rd
ZIP: 97027
(503) 655-3636
Middle
Total Enrollment 494

Gladstone Private Schools

Grace Christian School
6460 Glen Echo Ave
ZIP: 97027
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 113
Northwest Alternative School
18000 Webster Rd
ZIP: 97027
Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
1505 Ohlson Rd
ZIP: 97027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 150
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