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The City of Astoria had a population of 10,306 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Astoria is located at latitude 46.1879 and longitude -123.8313 in Clatsop County. The formal boundaries for the City of Astoria encompass a land area of 6.15 sq. miles and a water area of 3.95 sq. miles. Clatsop County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Astoria 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 Astoria is located within Astoria Division of Clatsop County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Astoria: Clatsop, Fort Astoria, Fort George.

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Astoria, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 10,306 (100%)
Population in Households 10,027 (97.3%)
Population in Families 6,874 (66.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 279 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 1,679
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $58,816
Average Household Income $79,899
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $36,860
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,390 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,381 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 501 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $309,505
Average Home Value $342,971
Housing Affordability Index3 87


Total Households 4,772
Average Household Size 2.10
Family Households 2,397
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.54% 0.25%
Households 0.41% 0.22%
Families   0.03%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.10%
Owner Occupied HU   0.58%

Astoria, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Astoria to the other 426 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 65 85th
Population Density # 137 68th
Median Household Income # 259 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 175 41st
Per Capita Income # 166 61st
Diversity Index # 143 66th

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