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Overview

Introduction to Monmouth, Oregon

Monmouth, Oregon, in Polk county, is 11 miles SW of Salem, Oregon 54 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.

Monmouth History

Monmouth was named after Monmouth, Illinois. A group of pioneers settled in the area in 1853. The City of Monmouth was incorporated in 1856. Western Oregon University was established here in 1856. The Eola Christian Church was built in the same year.

Monmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Mission Mill Museum
  • Ellmaker State Wayside
  • Adair County Park
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Monmouth

The city of Monmouth offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are several parks in the city, including the Monmouth Recreational Park, Whitesell Park, Gentle Woods Park and Marr Court Park. The Mission Mill Museum and A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village can also be visited from Monmouth.

Monmouth Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Monmouth Higher Education

Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,919
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+4,331
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married32.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,146
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,670
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,403

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,778
% Above Poverty Level66.5%
% Below Poverty Level33.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$747
Median House Value$198,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.3%
English12.7%
Irish9.2%
Norwegian4%
Scottish3.6%
Italian3.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Swedish2%
Arab1.9%
Danishn1.5%
African1.4%
Polish1.3%
Nigerian0.9%
Greek0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
German0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Australian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Monmouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes97361
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.78
Approximate Longitude-123.33

Monmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALLAS 2 NE
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp50 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationSALEM MCNARY AP
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp34 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp52 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationCORVALLIS STATE UNIV
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 47 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp52 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adair Village933$67,143
Dallas15,175$58,909
Falls City939$38,889
Independence8,982$52,739
Salem161,975$58,746
Turner2,304$63,281

Monmouth Public Libraries

Monmouth Public Library
168 S ECOLS ST
Monmouth, Oregon
(503) 838-1932

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Monmouth Public Schools

Ash Creek Elementary School
1360 N 16th St
ZIP: 97361
(503) 606-9016
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Luckiamute Valley Charter School
12975 Kings Valley Hwy
ZIP: 97361
(503) 838-1933
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Monmouth Elementary School
958 E Church St
ZIP: 97361
(503) 838-1433
Primary
Total Enrollment 547

Monmouth Private Schools

Mid-valley Christian Academy
1483 N 16th St
ZIP: 97361
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
Monmouth Montessori School
1140 Main St E
ZIP: 97361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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