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Gresham, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gresham is the 4th largest city in Oregon with a population of 111,705 as of July 1, 2016. Gresham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gresham is located at latitude 45.5023 and longitude -122.4416 in Multnomah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gresham (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Multnomah County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 318 feet.

The City of Gresham (GNIS ID: 2410663) 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 Gresham is located within Gresham Division of Multnomah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gresham 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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Gresham, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 111,705
Population in Households 110,262
Population in Familes 87,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,443
Population Density1 4,811
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 40,405
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 26,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,589 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,816 (48.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,391 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $236,249
Average Home Value $252,726


Median Household Income $49,531
Average Household Income $62,862
Per Capita Income $23,126
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.08%
Households 0.69% 0.95%
Families 0.57% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Gresham, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gresham 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 # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 38 90th
Median Household Income # 159 58th
Per Capita Income # 234 38th

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