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Welcome to Cannon Beach ...

The coastal city of Cannon Beach is located in Clatsop County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Cannon Beach, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Cannon Beach: Cannon Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cannon Beach has a population of 1,765 people<2> (see below for details).

Cannon Beach is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Cannon Beach: (503) and (971)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cannon Beach had an population of 1,765 people. This is an increase of 4.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cannon Beach had a population of 1,690 people. This makes Cannon Beach the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Cannon Beach represents 0.04% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,690 people, the population of Cannon Beach increased 6.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,588 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cannon Beach.

Communities near Cannon Beach ...

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

  • Seaside
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Warrenton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton is located in Clatsop County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,739 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton <5>
  • Gearhart
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gearhart have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gearhart
    • Gearhart is located in Clatsop County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,644 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gearhart <5>
  • Rockaway Beach
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Manzanita
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzanita have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzanita
    • Manzanita is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 670 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manzanita <5>
  • Wheeler
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
    • Wheeler is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeler <5>
  • Nehalem
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Arch Cape
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Foss
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foss
    • Foss is located in Tillamook County
  • Nedonna Beach
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nedonna Beach
    • Nedonna Beach is located in Tillamook County

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 Cannon Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cannon Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cannon Beach. 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 Cannon Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cannon Beach. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cannon Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cannon Beach ...

Looking for more information about Cannon Beach? 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 Cannon Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cannon Beach.

Adding Cannon Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cannon Beach was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cannon Beach on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Oregon (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cannon Beach.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cannon Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cannon Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cannon Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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