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The 2000 Census showed that Clatsop County had a population of 35,630 people. This represented 1.04% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 36 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Clatsop had a population of 37,243 people. This is an increase of 4.53% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,039+3.95%-0.55% since 2009
200937,243+4.53%+0.4% since 2008
200837,093+4.11% 
200737,088+4.09%+0.88% since 2006
200636,763+3.18%+0.87% since 2005
200536,447+2.29%+1.07% since 2004
200436,060+1.21%+0.79% since 2003
200335,778+0.42%+0.48% since 2002
200235,606  
200135,542-0.25%-0.25% since 2000
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200035,630The Last Census

Clatsop County had 19,685 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Clatsop County has a total area<3> of 1,084 square miles [2,809 km²]. Of this total, 827 square miles [2,142 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (23.74%) being water (257.5 square miles [666 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Clatsop County had a population density of 43.07 people per square mile [16.63 people/km²], making it the state's 14th most densely populated county (out of 36 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Clatsop County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Clatsop and the state of Oregon.

Click here for the Clatsop County QuickFact (QF-41007).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Clatsop County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
AstoriaQF-41031509,7379,813-0.77%
SeasideQF-41659506,1875,9004.86%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Clatsop County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ColumbiaQF-41009   E49,59243,56013.85%
TillamookQF-41057   S24,88924,2622.58%
WashingtonQF-41067   SE537,318445,34220.65%
Pacific (WA)QF-53049   N21,27220,9841.37%
Wahkiakum (WA)QF-53069   NE4,0623,8246.22%

The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the mouth of the Columbia River is to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Clatsop. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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