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Welcome to Astoria ...

The city of Astoria is located in Clatsop County<1> and is the County Seat for Clatsop County.

The pronunciation of Astoria: as-STORE-ee-a<2>

When the people of Astoria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Astorian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Astoria has a population of 10,023 people<4> (see below for details).

Astoria was established in 1810.

The community of Astoria is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Astoria lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Astoria: (503) & (971)<6>

Websites for Astoria ...

Official Website: www.astoria.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Astoria had an population of 10,023 people. This is an increase of 5.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Astoria had a population of 9,477 people (or 25.59% of the total population of Clatsop County). This makes Astoria the county's most populous community.

The population of Astoria represents 0.25% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,477 people, the population of Astoria decreased 3.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,813 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Astoria.

Communities Also Named Astoria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Astoria - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Astoria.

Communities near Astoria ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Astoria.

  • Seaside (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
    • Seaside lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Astoria and is located in Clatsop County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaside<8>
  • Gearhart (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gearhart
    • Gearhart lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Astoria and is located in Clatsop County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,644 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gearhart have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gearhart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gearhart<8>
  • Long Beach (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Astoria and is located in Pacific County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<8>
  • Ilwaco (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ilwaco
    • Ilwaco lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Astoria and is located in Pacific County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ilwaco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ilwaco<8>
  • Warrenton (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the west of Astoria and is located in Clatsop County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,739 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<8>
  • Megler (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Megler
    • Megler lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Astoria and is located in Pacific County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Megler
  • Hammond (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
    • Hammond lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Astoria and is located in Clatsop County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammond have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<8>
  • Svensen Junction (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Svensen Junction
    • Svensen Junction lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Astoria and is located in Clatsop County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Svensen Junction
  • Chinook (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Dahlia (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlia
    • Dahlia lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Astoria and is located in Wahkiakum County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Astoria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Astoria.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Astoria. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Astoria.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Astoria. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Astoria.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Astoria ...

Looking for more information about Astoria? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Astoria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Astoria.

Adding Astoria to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Astoria in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Astoria was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Astoria in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Astoria on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Astoria

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Oregon

About Clatsop County

About Oregon

The official website for Astoria: www.astoria.or.us/

The official website for Clatsop County: www.co.clatsop.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Clatsop, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Astoria. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Astoria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Astoria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Astoria.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Astoria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Astoria) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Astoria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AstoriaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Astoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1862, Longitude: -123.8302    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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