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Gresham, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gresham is the 4th largest city in Oregon with a population of 115,054 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 115,054
Daytime Population: Workers 36,361
Daytime Population: Residents 62,157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 98,518
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 113,610
Population in Familes 90,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,444
Population Density2 4,955
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $53,071
Average Household Income $67,301
Per Capita Income $24,574


Total Housing Units 43,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,532 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,836 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,113 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $244,153
Average Home Value $260,641


Total Households 41,368
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 27,452
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 1.19% 1.2%
Households 0.92% 1.09%
Families 0.84% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 18 96th
Diversity Index # 38 90th
Median Household Income # 143 62nd
Per Capita Income # 204 46th

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