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Overview

Introduction to Gresham, Oregon

Gresham is situated at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge in Multnomah County. The city of Portland is nearby. The scenic Cascade Mountains can be seen from Gresham. It's surrounded by beautiful rivers and well known Mt. Hood is close by.

History

The area was recognized as a campground due to pioneers spending the night there before they reached Portland. The residents could not establish the city until they had a post office and a postal code. To help his community, one of the local store owners allowed his store to serve as the post office in 1884. Gresham was incorporated in 1905. The municipality was named in tribute to Postmaster General Walter Quinton Gresham.

Attractions

  • Mount Hood Jazz Festival
  • Highland Pub & Brewery
  • Farmers's Market
  • Gresham Pioneer Museum
  • Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre
  • Art Walk
  • Rockin Around the Block Car Show

Activities and Entertainment

The region features excellent hiking trails and biking opportunities. Several ski resorts are only an hour away. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling opportunities are located near Mount Hood. The popular Nadaka Loop Trail traverses through a portion of the city. The nearby Columbia River Gorge is a well known location for wind surfers. The Springwater Trail is enjoyed by residents and visitors.

The region features quality golf courses including a championship course which offers scenic views of Mt. Hood. Residents and visitors participate in activities such as fishing, boating, white water rafting and water skiing in the numerous local rivers. The Pacific Ocean is approximately an hour away. Oxbow Park is a well known destination for family picnics and having access to a popular local river. Camping is also available in the park.

The historic downtown area includes attractive tree lined streets, numerous restaurants and shops. Gresham Station Shopping Center is a popular destination. Gresham features a variety of music festivals. Residents and visitors enjoy ballet, opera, theatrical performances and the symphony at nearby Portland.

Transportation

The Tri Met's bus system as well as the MAX Light Rail serve the city. Portland International Airport provides air flights.

Demographics

People

Total Population110,042
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+49,735
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,291
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,327

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,078
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation7.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$958
Median House Value$224,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.2%
German17.6%
Irish9.9%
English8.6%
Italian3.7%
Norwegian3.2%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Russian2.1%
Dutch1.6%
Ukrainian1.5%
Polish1.3%
Romanian1.1%
African1%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.9%
West Indian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Somali0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Gresham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Multnomah County
Standard Zip Codes97030, 97080
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.5
Approximate Longitude-122.43

Gresham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTROUTDALE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationVANCOUVER 4 NNE
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp54 to 77 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairview9,215$62,198
Happy Valley17,474$114,965
Maywood Park939$93,929
Sandy10,369$69,588
Troutdale16,535$72,121
Wood Village3,996$47,500

Gresham Hospitals

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
(Non-profit)
24800 Se Stark Street

Gresham Public Schools

Center For Advanced Learning
1484 Nw Civic Dr
ZIP: 97030
(503) 667-4978
High
Metro East Web Academy
1394 Nw Civic Dr
ZIP: 97030
(503) 258-4790
Other
Total Enrollment 414
North Gresham Elementary School
1001 Se 217th Ave
ZIP: 97030
(503) 661-6415
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Gresham High School
1200 N Main Ave
ZIP: 97030
(503) 674-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1683
Clear Creek Middle School
219 Ne 219th
ZIP: 97030
(503) 492-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 637
Centennial High School
3505 Se 182nd Ave
ZIP: 97030
(503) 762-6180
High
Total Enrollment 1786
Highland Elementary School
295 Ne 24th St
ZIP: 97030
(503) 665-7158
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Gresham Arthur Academy
1890 Ne Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 97030
(503) 667-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Alpha High School
876 Ne 8th St
ZIP: 97030
(503) 262-4050
High
Total Enrollment 73
Hall Elementary School
2505 Ne 23rd St
ZIP: 97030
(503) 661-6330
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Sam Barlow High School
5105 Se 302nd Ave
ZIP: 97080
(503) 258-4850
High
Total Enrollment 1720
Hogan Cedars Elementary School
1770 Se Fleming Ave
ZIP: 97080
(503) 261-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Springwater Trail High School
1440 Se Fleming Ave
ZIP: 97080
(503) 261-4600
High
Total Enrollment 163
East Orient Elementary School
7431 Se 302nd Ave
ZIP: 97080
(503) 663-4818
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Gordon Russell Middle School
3625 Se Powell Valley Rd
ZIP: 97080
(503) 667-6900
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Dexter Mccarty Middle School
1400 Se 5th St
ZIP: 97080
(503) 665-0148
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
17625 Se Foster Rd
ZIP: 97080
(503) 762-3209
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Powell Valley Elementary School
4825 Se Powell Valley Rd
ZIP: 97080
(503) 661-1510
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
West Gresham Elementary School
330 W Powell Blvd
ZIP: 97080
(503) 661-0144
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
East Gresham Elementary School
900 Se 5th St
ZIP: 97080
(503) 661-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Hollydale Elementary School
505 Sw Birdsdale Ave
ZIP: 97080
(503) 661-6226
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Butler Creek Elementary School
2789 Sw Butler Rd
ZIP: 97080
(503) 762-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Kelly Creek Elementary School
2400 Se Baker Way
ZIP: 97080
(503) 663-7483
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
West Orient Middle School
29805 Se Orient Dr
ZIP: 97080
(503) 663-3323
Middle
Total Enrollment 434

Gresham Private Schools

The Phonics Phactory
3333 Ne 8th St
ZIP: 97030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 245
Portland Adventist Elementary School
3990 Nw 1st St
ZIP: 97030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 239
Kindercare Learning Centers
2180 Ne Division St
ZIP: 97030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Stepping Stone Day School Center
260 Sw Towle Ave
ZIP: 97080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Mount Hood Christian Center Pre & Primary School
2500 Se Palmblad Rd
ZIP: 97080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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