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Overview

Introduction to Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 7 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Lake Oswego History

Oswego and Lake Grove merged in 1959 to form Lake Oswego. The earliest inhabitants in the area were the Clackamas Indians. The town of Oswego was founded by Albert Alonzo Durham in 1847 and was incorporated in 1910. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1886.

Lake Oswego and nearby Attractions

  • Gresham History Museum
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Milo McIver State Park
  • Bald Peak State Park
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Things To Do In Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The area has numerous parks like Waluga Park West, Canal Acres Nature Park, River Run City Park and Freepons City Park. The Rail Depot Museum, the Harlow House Museum and the Barn Museum are all accessible from lake Oswego as well. Fishing and boating facilities are available at Rainbow End Lake and Lake Oswego. The Willamette Stone State Heritage Site and the McLoughlin House National Historic Site can also be visited from Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Lake Oswego Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Lewis and Clark College, the University of Portland and Portland State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,065
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+18,197
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67%
Median Earnings25+$59,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,824
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,519

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,096
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home13.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,371
Median House Value$508,500

Ancestry

German21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.7%
English14.7%
Irish14%
Scottish6.4%
Italian5.4%
Norwegian4.7%
Swedish3.8%
French Except Basque3.3%
Polish3%
Dutch2.1%
Welsh1.5%
Danishn1.2%
Russian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Iranian0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Romanian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Iraqi0.4%
US/American0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
African0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Czech0.2%
South African0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Lake Oswego Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97035, 97034
Phone Area Codes503
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.41
Approximate Longitude-122.72

Lake Oswego 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
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp56 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationPORTLAND KGW TV
Distance6.7 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
StationN WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance10.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durham1,417$90,268
Gladstone11,850$66,464
Johnson City547$40,833
Milwaukie20,643$71,685
Tigard50,787$86,902
West Linn26,242$105,450

Lake Oswego Public Libraries

Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4TH ST
Lake Oswego, Oregon
(503) 636-7628

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Lake Oswego Public Schools

Forest Hills Elementary School
1133 Sw Andrews Rd
ZIP: 97034
(503) 534-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Hallinan Elementary School
16800 Hawthorne Dr
ZIP: 97034
(503) 534-2353
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Lake Oswego Middle School
2500 Sw Country Club Rd
ZIP: 97034
(503) 534-2335
Middle
Total Enrollment 889
Lake Oswego Senior High School
2501 Sw Country Club Rd
ZIP: 97034
(503) 534-2313
High
Total Enrollment 1289
Lakeridge High School
1235 Sw Overlook Dr
ZIP: 97034
(503) 534-2319
High
Total Enrollment 1132
Westridge Elementary School
3400 Royce Way
ZIP: 97034
(503) 534-2371
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Lake Grove Elementary School
15777 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97035
(503) 534-2357
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Lakeridge Middle School
4700 Sw Jean Rd
ZIP: 97035
(503) 534-2343
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Oak Creek Elementary School
55 Kingsgate
ZIP: 97035
(503) 534-2323
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
River Grove Elementary School
5850 Sw Mcewan Rd
ZIP: 97035
(503) 534-2363
Primary
Total Enrollment 416

Lake Oswego Private Schools

Our Lady Of The Lake School
716 A Ave
ZIP: 97034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
Kindercare Learning Center
11 Monroe Pkwy
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kindercare Learning Centers #301042
3700 Red Cedar Way
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Lake Oswego Montessori School
17823 Central Ave
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Rocking Horse Day School
15750 Upper Boones Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Sonshine Express Preschool
40 Mcnary Pkwy
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
The Childrens Hour Academy
14780 Boones Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Touchstone School
2 Touchstone
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
West Hills Montessori School-lake Oswego
4515 Parkview Dr
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
West Lake Montessori School
16106 Lake Forest Blvd
ZIP: 97035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Westside Christian High School
4565 Carman Dr
ZIP: 97035
Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
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