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Overview

Introduction to Wilsonville, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 12 miles S of Beaverton, Oregon and 15 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Wilsonville History

Wilsonville was settled in 1846 by Alphonso Boone. He established the Boones Ferry across the Willamette River in 1847. At that time, the area was known as Boones Landing. On June 3, 1880, the city was renamed Wilsonville after Charles Wilson, the first postmaster of the area. The city was incorporated in 1969. The Living Enrichment Center was established in Wilsonville in 1992 and was headquartered in the city until 2004.

Wilsonville and nearby Attractions

  • Molalla River State Park
  • Charbonneau Golf Course
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
  • Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • Champoeg State Park

Things To Do In Wilsonville

Wilsonville is home to many parks and playgrounds, including the Boones Ferry City Park, the Town Center City Park, Montebello City Park and River Fox City Park. The Charbonneau Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. One can also plan a day trip to the Champoeg State Park or the Molalla River State Park while in Wilsonville. The Portland Children's Museum, the American Advertising Museum, the Gresham History Museum and the Rail Depot Museum are all nearby as well. The city celebrates the Fall Food Fest every September.

Wilsonville Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Wilsonville Higher Education

Pioneer Pacific College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Lewis and Clark College, George Fox University and Portland State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,814
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+10,161
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.9%
Median Earnings25+$44,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,953
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,597

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,201
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,127
Median House Value$349,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.8%
English11.2%
Irish9.1%
Italian6.1%
Swedish4.2%
French Except Basque3.9%
Norwegian3.8%
Polish2.6%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Greek0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Moroccan0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
New Zealand0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
African0.1%
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Wilsonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97070
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.3
Approximate Longitude-122.78

Wilsonville 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
Distance2.2 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
StationBEAVERTON 2 SSW
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationPORTLAND KGW TV
Distance14.9 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
Durham1,417$90,268
Sherwood18,965$97,196
Tualatin27,024$95,333

Wilsonville Public Libraries

Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW WILSONVILLE RD
Wilsonville, Oregon
(503) 682-2744

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Wilsonville Public Schools

Arts And Technology High School
29796 Sw Town Center Loop
ZIP: 97070
(503) 673-7375
High
Total Enrollment 73
Boeckman Creek Primary School
6700 Sw Wilsonville Rd
ZIP: 97070
(503) 673-7750
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Wilsonville High School
6800 Wilsonville Rd
ZIP: 97070
(503) 673-7600
High
Total Enrollment 1138
Inza R Wood Middle School
11055 Sw Wilsonville Rd
ZIP: 97070
(503) 673-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 749
Boones Ferry Primary School
11495 Wilsonville Rd
ZIP: 97070
(503) 673-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Lowrie Primary School
28995 Sw Brown Rd
ZIP: 97070
(503) 673-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 541

Wilsonville Private Schools

Victory Academy
27960 Sw Canyon Creek Rd
ZIP: 97070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Northwest Montessori School
10050 Sw Wilsonville Rd
ZIP: 97070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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