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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,867
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+3,892
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.1%
Median Earnings25+$37,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,452
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,535
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$957
Median House Value$207,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
German26.5%
Irish10%
English9.2%
Swedish4%
Italian3.3%
Norwegian2.8%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Russian1%
Polish0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.5%
Finnish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Molalla Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97038
Phone Area Codes503
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.07
Approximate Longitude-122.55

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)

StationN WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance12.7 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
StationSCOTTS MILLS 9 SE
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp32 to 44 F
Apr Temp36 to 53 F
Jul Temp50 to 72 F
Oct Temp42 to 59 F
Annual Precip83.5 inches
StationPORTLAND KGW TV
Distance26.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurora1,289$77,941
Barlow171$48,438
Canby17,218$72,208
Hubbard3,268$62,167
Mount Angel3,429$46,500
Scotts Mills416$66,875

Molalla Public Libraries

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

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Molalla Public Schools

Molalla Elementary School
910 Toliver Rd
ZIP: 97038
(503) 829-4333
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Molalla High School
357 Francis St
ZIP: 97038
(503) 829-2355
High
Total Enrollment 741
Molalla River Academy
16897 S Callahan Rd
ZIP: 97038
(503) 829-6672
Primary
Total Enrollment 195
Molalla River Middle School
318 Leroy
ZIP: 97038
(503) 829-6133
Middle
Total Enrollment 504
Renaissance Public Academy
39214 S Sawtell Rd
ZIP: 97038
(503) 759-7002
Other
Total Enrollment 108
Rural Dell Elementary School
10500 S Hwy 211
ZIP: 97038
(503) 651-2128
Primary
Total Enrollment 238

Molalla Private Schools

Country Christian School
16975 S Highway 211
ZIP: 97038
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 196
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