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Happy Valley, Oregon - Basic Facts

Happy Valley is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Happy Valley.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clackamas County at latitude 45.4468 and longitude -122.5304. Clackamas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 502 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Happy Valley (see map) encompass a land area of 8.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Happy Valley, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,646
Population in Households 15,626
Population in Familes 14,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,889
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 4,964
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 4,114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,237 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 727 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $377,384
Average Home Value $415,185


Median Household Income $103,969
Average Household Income $125,369
Per Capita Income $41,179
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.82% 1.88%
Households 2.83% 1.86%
Families 2.37% 1.81%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Happy Valley, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Happy Valley to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 89th
Population Density1 # 123 68th
Diversity Index2 # 84 78th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.