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Oregon City, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Oregon City had a population of 36,380 as of July 1, 2017. Oregon City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oregon City is located at latitude 45.3413 and longitude -122.5923 in Clackamas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oregon City (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Clackamas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 125 feet.

The City of Oregon City (GNIS ID: 2411332) 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 Oregon City is located within Northwest Clackamas Division of Clackamas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oregon City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oregon City: Willamette, Willamette Falls.

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Oregon City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,380
Daytime Population: Workers 17,035
Daytime Population: Residents 18,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,816
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 35,670
Population in Familes 28,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 710
Population Density2 3,767
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $64,365
Average Household Income $78,668
Per Capita Income $30,068


Total Housing Units 14,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,659 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,898 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,013 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $305,003
Average Home Value $327,965


Total Households 13,556
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 9,250
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.52% 1.33%
Households 1.44% 1.29%
Families 1.34% 1.21%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Oregon City, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oregon City to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 16 96th
Population Density # 51 87th
Diversity Index # 168 56th
Median Household Income # 59 85th
Per Capita Income # 95 75th

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