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Overview

Introduction to Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 12 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Oregon City History

Dr. John McLoughlin of the Hudson Bay Company established the city in 1829. Oregon City was the first city to be incorporated to the west of the Mississippi. In the 1840s and the 1850s, the city was the ideal place for those desiring to file land claims following their travel on the Oregon Trail. The city’s Oregon Spectator was the first newspaper to be published west of the Rocky Mountains.

Oregon City and nearby Attractions

  • Hazelwood City Park
  • Museum of the Oregon Territory
  • The Haggart Astronomical Observatory
  • Atkinson Park

Things To Do In Oregon City

The Haggart Astronomical Observatory is open to the public for viewing planets, stars and other space objects. Atkinson Park, Old Canemah City Park, Rivercrest Park and Abernethy Creek City Park are all in the area as well, while the Museum of the Oregon Territory is a popular local historical spot. The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is another historical site to visit. The city hosts the Clackamas Live and the Oregon Eel Fest every year.

Oregon City Transportation

The nearest air transportation facility is the Portland International Airport.

Oregon City Higher Education

Clackamas Community College is in the city. Other nearby colleges and universities include Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, George Fox University and Clark College.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,057
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+16,917
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,612
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,539
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,078

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,125
% Above Poverty Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,053
Median House Value$269,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
German23.5%
Irish12.5%
English12.4%
Norwegian5.7%
Italian4.4%
Swedish4%
Scottish3.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Dutch1.4%
Danishn1.4%
Canadian1.2%
Polish1.1%
Welsh1%
Greek1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Oregon City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97045
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.32
Approximate Longitude-122.52

Oregon City 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
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp56 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationN WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance8.7 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
StationESTACADA 2 SE
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp53 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip59.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durham1,417$90,268
Gladstone11,850$66,464
Johnson City547$40,833
Lake Oswego38,065$132,096
Milwaukie20,643$71,685
West Linn26,242$105,450

Oregon City Public Libraries

Oregon City Public Library
606 JOHN ADAMS
Oregon City, Oregon
(503) 657-8269

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Oregon City Hospitals

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1500 Division Street

Oregon City Public Schools

Alliance Charter Academy
16075 S Front Ave
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8556
Other
Total Enrollment 363
Carus School
14412 S Carus Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 263-7190
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Clackamas Academy Of Industrial Sciences
1306 12th St
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-7860
High
Total Enrollment 217
Gaffney Lane Elementary School
13521 S Gaffney Ln
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Gardiner Middle School
180 Ethel St
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 762
Holcomb Elementary School
14625 S Holcomb Blvd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
John Mcloughlin Elementary School
19230 S End Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8650
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Ogden Middle School
14133 S Donovan Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 873
Oregon City Senior High School
19761 S Beavercreek Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8900
High
Total Enrollment 2170
Oregon City Service Learning Academy
995 South End Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8445
High
Total Enrollment 185
Redland Elementary School
18131 S Redland Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 785-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Springwater Environmental Sciences School
16491 S Springwater Rd
ZIP: 97045
(503) 631-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 194

Oregon City Private Schools

Christie Care - Clackamas River Campus
15544 Clackamas River Dr
ZIP: 97045
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Hera Community School
903 Van Buren St
ZIP: 97045
Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
King's Academy Christian School
1201 Jq Adams St
ZIP: 97045
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Mary L Hurst Early Childhood Center
817 12th St
ZIP: 97045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
North Clackamas Christian School
19575 Sebastian Way
ZIP: 97045
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 202
St John The Apostle Catholic School
516 5th St
ZIP: 97045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
Trinity Lutheran School
16000 S Henrici Rd
ZIP: 97045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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