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Overview

Introduction to West Linn, Oregon

West Linn, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 11 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

West Linn History

West Linn was first settled in 1839 by Major Robert Moore, who fought in the War of 1812. Prior to that, Native Americans inhabited the area. It was platted in early 1843 and was then known as Robin's Nest. On December 22, 1845, the city was renamed Linn City, after Senator Dr. Lewis Fields Linn. It was incorporated as West Linn in 1913. In 1916, the city merged with the town of Willamette.

West Linn and nearby Attractions

  • Mary S. Young State Recreation Area
  • Willamette Falls Viewpoint
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • World Forestry Center

Things To Do In West Linn

West Linn has many parks, including the Sahallie-Illahee Park, the Mary S Young Park, Burns Island Park, Cedar Island Park, Hammerle Park and Maddax Woods. Visitors can also go to the Willamette Falls Viewpoint. The city offers easy access to the Molalla River State Park, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area as well. Visitors can also pay a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Children's Museum, the Harlow House Museum, the Willamette Stone State Heritage Site or the McLoughlin House National Historic Site. In addition, West Linn hosts the Arts Festival every September.

West Linn Transportation

Portland International Airport is located close by.

West Linn Higher Education

Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University and Clackamas Community College are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,242
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+12,741
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married61.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.6%
Median Earnings25+$51,276
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,618

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,450
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,315
Median House Value$397,500

Ancestry

German23.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.8%
English15.3%
Irish12.4%
Italian5.4%
Norwegian5.1%
Scottish4.4%
French Except Basque4.2%
Swedish3.6%
Polish2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Russian2.1%
Arab1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Danishn1.4%
Portuguese1.2%
Finnish0.9%
Ukrainian0.7%
African0.6%
Czech0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Australian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Icelander0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
South African0.1%
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West Linn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97068
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.34
Approximate Longitude-122.66

West Linn 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
Distance1.2 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
Distance8.8 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
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 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
Oregon City35,057$75,125

West Linn Public Libraries

West Linn Public Library
1595 BURNS ST
West Linn, Oregon
(503) 656-7853

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West Linn Public Schools

Bolton Primary School
5933 Holmes St
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Cedaroak Park Primary School
4515 S Cedaroak Dr
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Rosemont Ridge Middle School
20001 Salamo Rd
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7550
Middle
Total Enrollment 736
Stafford Primary School
19875 Sw Stafford Rd
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7150
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Sunset Primary School
2351 Oxford St
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Three Rivers Charter School
4975 Willamette Falls Dr
ZIP: 97068
(503) 723-6019
Middle
Total Enrollment 108
Trillium Creek Primary School
1025 Rosemont Rd
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7950
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
West Linn High School
5464 W "a" St
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7800
High
Total Enrollment 1647
Willamette Primary School
1403 Se 12th St
ZIP: 97068
(503) 673-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 550

West Linn Private Schools

Columbia Academy
19200 Willamette Dr
ZIP: 97068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Kindercare Learning Center #965
3020 Lazy River Dr
ZIP: 97068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Sungarden Montessori Childrens House
2284 Long St
ZIP: 97068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
West Linn Montessori School
21580 Willamette Dr
ZIP: 97068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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