Gresham, OR Profile: Facts & Data


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Gresham, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gresham is the 4th largest city in Oregon with a population of 116,414 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Gresham, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 116,414
Population in Households 114,970
Population in Familes 91,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,444
Population Density2 5,013
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $55,865
Average Household Income $70,761
Per Capita Income $25,656


Total Housing Units 43,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,394 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,197 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,908 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $263,593
Average Home Value $286,115


Total Households 41,591
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 27,758
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.19% 1.17%
Households 0.88% 1.0%
Families 0.87% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 2018 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 # 34 91st
Median Household Income # 133 65th
Per Capita Income # 209 45th

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