dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Molalla, Oregon

Molalla, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 25 miles S of Gresham, Oregon and 26 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Molalla History

Molalla was named after the Molalla River, which derived its name from an Indian tribe. This area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. In 1850, the Molalla post office was established. In 1851, the post office was discontinued, but was re-established in 1868. After closing down for the second time, the post office was re-established in 1875. The city was incorporated in 1913.

Molalla and nearby Attractions

  • Champoeg State Park
  • Silver Falls State Park
  • Milo McIver State Park
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Gresham History Museum
  • Portland Children's Museum

Things To Do In Molalla

Molalla city offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Molalla River State Park, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area, the Milo McIver State Park and the Silver Falls State Park all offer various facilities for recreation. The American Advertising Museum, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Mission Mill Museum and the Gresham History Museum are all nearby as well. The McLoughlin House National Historic Site can is also worth visiting.

Molalla Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Portland International Airport.

Molalla Higher Education

Lewis and Clark College, Clackamas Community College and Portland State University provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 8,726
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 3,854
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,236
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $886
Median House Value $194,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 10.4%

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

Molalla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles S of Gresham, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Clackamas
Standard Zip Codes 97038
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.147
Longitude -122.575

Molalla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station N WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station SCOTTS MILLS 9 SE
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 44 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 50 to 72 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 83.5 inches
Station PORTLAND KGW TV
Distance 26.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Liberal (97038)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurora 1,192 $77,868
Barlow 147 $48,500
Canby 16,951 $70,530
Hubbard 3,219 $54,773
Mount Angel 3,389 $54,132
Scotts Mills 459 $68,625

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

Molalla Public Libraries

Library
Molalla Public Library
201 E FIFTH ST
Molalla, Oregon
(503) 829-2593

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly┬« School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs┬«.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
Programs
  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Business Administration, BA - Human Resource Management
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Criminology - Leadership Focus

Regis University is a regionally accredited, 130-year-old Jesuit university in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, we are dedicated to the pursuit of learning and truth in an effort to make positive change in our communities as well as ourselves.

Programs
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Offers 11-stage programs that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • A member of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any of their courses.
  • Helps graduates find employment and coaches those who are looking to start their own business.

Molalla High Schools

MOLALLA HIGH SCHOOL
357 FRANCIS ST
503-829-2355
Serves 841 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

Study Online in Molalla
Additional Resources
Info for Molalla Government Officials


Are you an official in the Molalla government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top