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Overview

Introduction to Woodburn, Oregon

Woodburn, Oregon, in Marion county, is 16 miles NE of Salem, Oregon and 27 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Woodburn History

Woodburn was historically a farming community. It was founded in 1889 by Jesse H. Settlemier. It was named after a slash burn that got out of control in the 1880s and burned down a nearby woodlot. The city was incorporated in 1890. It is located in Marion County, which was formed on July 5, 1843 and was named after a Continental Army named Francis Marion.

Woodburn and nearby Attractions

  • Woodburn Historical Museum
  • Settlemier House
  • Woodburn Aquatic Center
  • World's Berry Center Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site
  • Ecola State Park/ Whale Watching

Things To Do In Woodburn

The Woodburn Historical Museum, Settlemier House and the World's Berry Center Museum provide insight into the history of the area. One can also spend leisure hours at the Woodburn Aquatic Center. The Maud Williamson State Park, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area and the Silver Falls State Park are all in the neighborhood as well.

Woodburn Transportation

Flights are available from Portland International Airport.

Woodburn Higher Education

Chemeketa Community College, Willamette University and George Fox University provide facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,765
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+9,997
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.9%
Median Earnings25+$23,721
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,844

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,980
% Above Poverty Level73.7%
% Below Poverty Level26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$806
Median House Value$157,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.3%
German11.5%
Irish5.7%
Russian4.9%
English4.8%
Norwegian1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Ukrainian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Danishn0.7%
Italian0.7%
Polish0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Woodburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes97071
Phone Area Codes503,971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.13
Approximate Longitude-122.82

Woodburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSILVERTON
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches
StationN WILLAMETTE EXP STN
Distance10.9 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
StationSALEM MCNARY AP
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp52 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barlow171$48,438
Donald1,173$64,145
Gervais2,591$51,836
Hubbard3,268$62,167
Mount Angel3,429$46,500
St. Paul389$86,167

Woodburn Public Libraries

Woodburn Public Library
280 GARFIELD ST
Woodburn, Oregon
(503) 982-5252

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Woodburn Public Schools

Academy Of International Studies (at Woodburn)
1785 N Front St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 980-6100
High
Total Enrollment 308
French Prairie Middle School
1025 N Boones Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97071
(971) 983-3550
Middle
Total Enrollment 596
Heritage Elementary
440 Parr Rd
ZIP: 97071
(503) 916-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 930
Lincoln Elementary School
1041 N Boones Ferry Rd
ZIP: 97071
(503) 981-2825
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Nellie Muir Elementary School
1800 W Hayes St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 982-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Valor Middle School
450 Parr Rd
ZIP: 97071
(503) 981-2750
Middle
Total Enrollment 640
Washington Elementary School
777 E Lincoln St
ZIP: 97071
(971) 983-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Wellness, Business And Sports School
1785 N Front St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 980-6150
High
Total Enrollment 358
William P Lord High School
2630 N Pacific Hwy
ZIP: 97071
(503) 981-2522
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Woodburn Academy Of Art, Science And Technology
1785 N Front St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 980-6200
High
Total Enrollment 393
Woodburn Arthur Academy
575 Gatch St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 981-5746
Primary
Total Enrollment 161
Woodburn Arts And Communications Academy
1785 N Front St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 980-6250
High
Total Enrollment 372
Woodburn Success
610 Young St
ZIP: 97071
(503) 980-6185
High
Total Enrollment 144

Woodburn Private Schools

Elliott Prairie Christian School
5383 S Schneider Rd
ZIP: 97071
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
St Luke School
529 Harrison St
ZIP: 97071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
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