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West Linn, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of West Linn had a population of 26,886 as of July 1, 2019. West Linn 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 West Linn is located at latitude 45.3657 and longitude -122.6123 in Clackamas County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Linn encompass a land area of 7.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Clackamas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of West Linn (GNIS ID: 2412224) 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 West Linn is located within Northwest Clackamas Division of Clackamas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Linn: Linn City, Robins Nest.

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West Linn, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Linn, OR Housing Affordability Index is 101
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Linn, OR Wealth Index is 224
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 26,886 (100%)
Population in Households 26,729 (99.4%)
Population in Families 22,803 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 157 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 3,629
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $112,265
Average Household Income $144,707
Per Capita Income $54,859
Wealth Index4 224

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,090 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,109 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 455 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $529,427
Housing Affordability Index3 101
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,199
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 7,466
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.85% 1.08%
Households 0.83% 1.05%
Families 0.68% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

West Linn, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Linn to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 22 94th
Population Density # 53 86th
Diversity Index # 209 45th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 9 98th

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