Introduction to Milwaukie, Oregon

Milwaukie, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 5 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Milwaukie History

It is believed that the city was named after Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1848. In 1850, the Milwaukie post office was established. The city was incorporated in 1903.

Milwaukie and nearby Attractions

  • Barn Museum
  • Portland Children's Museum
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Champoeg State Park
  • Milo McIver State Park
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site

Things To Do In Milwaukie

The city of Milwaukie is home to a number of recreation parks, including the Rooster Rock State Park, the Molalla River State Park, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site. The Harlow House Museum, Portland Art Museum, the American Advertising Museum and the Rail Depot Museum all offer insight into the area’s history. Opportunities for fishing and boating are available at Crystal Lake and Kellogg Lake.

Milwaukie Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Portland International Airport.

Milwaukie Higher Education

Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College and Clackamas Community College are the local centers of higher education.


Total Population 20,566
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,898
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 43%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26%
Median Earnings25+ $34,241
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,913
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,163


Median Family Income $65,610
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.3%


People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $933
Median House Value $228,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 13%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milwaukie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Clackamas
Standard Zip Codes 97222, 97267
P.O. Box Zip Codes 97269
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.446
Longitude -122.638

Milwaukie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Milwaukie, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oak Lodge (97267)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gladstone 11,741 $66,108
Happy Valley 16,462 $110,484
Johnson City 573 $40,500
Lake Oswego 37,628 $125,159
Portland 612,206 $71,894
West Linn 25,963 $101,181

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milwaukie Public Libraries

Ledding Library
10660 SE 21ST AVE.
Milwaukie, Oregon
(503) 786-7580
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Milwaukie Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
10150 SE 32ND AVENUE
(503) 513-8300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Milwaukie High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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Serves 1,412 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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Serves 249 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

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