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Oregon's First City

The end of the Oregon Trail

Oregon City is located 13 miles South of Portland at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers. The city has three major zones, defined by steep hills or bluffs. Oregon City is home to shopping areas, recreational opportunities, businesses, a wide variety of historical and cultural attractions, and several Interpretive Centers and Museums dedicated to celebrating the Pioneer spirit. Oregon City was the first State Capital and is the County Seat of Clackamas County.


•County Seat for Clackamas County

•13 miles south of Portland

•At the confluence of the beautiful Willamette and Clackamas Rivers

•Home of the Willamette Falls

•Interstate 205 passes through the city's northern edge

•Three other state highways (OR 43, OR 99E, and OR 213) pass through or terminate in Oregon City

•The Union Pacific Railroad passes through the city. The city also has an Amtrak depot, with twice-daily service in each direction. Amtrak run the Cascade line between Portland and Eugene, Oregon.

•20 miles to Portland International Airport

City Data

Zip code: 97045

Approximate area of City: 5944 acres; 9.3 sq. miles
Highest Point: 530 feet
Lowest Point: 10 feet
Annual average high temperature: 65°F
Annual average low temperature: 45.3°F
Average temperature: 55.15°F
Average annual precipitation - rainfall: 44.2 inch


Population in 2013: 34,622
Population change since 2000: +34.4%
Males: 17,598 (50.8%)
Females: 17,024 (49.2%)
Median resident age: 36.3 years
Oregon median age: 36.8 years

Oregon City estimated median household income in 2012: $57,448
Oregon estimated median household income in 2012: $49,161

Oregon City estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $240,609
Oregon estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $223,900

Mean prices in 2009:

  • All housing units: $290,752
  • Detached houses: $305,203
  • Townhouses or other attached units: $269,239
  • In 2-unit structures: $241,574
  • In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,518
  • In 5-or-more-unit structures: $327,614
  • Mobile homes: $63,607

Median gross rent in 2012: $955.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Oregon-City-Oregon