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Seaside, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Seaside had a population of 6,696 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Seaside is located at latitude 45.989 and longitude -123.921 in Clatsop County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seaside (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Clatsop County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Seaside (GNIS ID: 2411854) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Seaside is located within Seaside Division of Clatsop County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seaside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Seaside, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,696
Population in Households 6,624
Population in Familes 4,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 1,702
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 3,031
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,604
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,330 (27.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,701 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,780 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $289,356
Average Home Value $359,850


Median Household Income $40,844
Average Household Income $55,214
Per Capita Income $24,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.61%
Households 0.33% 0.55%
Families 0.39% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Seaside, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seaside to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 85 78th
Population Density1 # 133 65th
Diversity Index2 # 108 72nd
Median Household Income # 261 31st
Per Capita Income # 171 55th

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