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Welcome to Astoria ...

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

The location of Astoria has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 2017, Astoria has a population of 9,862 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) and (971)<6>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 9,813 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Astoria had an population of 9,862 people. This is an increase of 4.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Astoria ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Astoria and not the distance as if you drove.<7>.

Community   2017
Brownsmead   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gearhart   [Map]   1,593   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hammond   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Seaside   [Map]   6,707   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Warrenton   [Map]   5,602   W   5 miles [8 km]
Chinook (WA)   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Astoria. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Astoria. Our list includes 35 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Astoria:

Websites for Astoria ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<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.

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Astoria.

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<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Astoria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<6>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 Astoria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Astoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1881, Longitude: -123.8155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Astoria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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