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Welcome to Forest Grove ...

The city of Forest Grove is located in Washington County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Forest Grove: Forest Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forest Grove has a population of 25,431 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Forest Grove.

Forest Grove is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Forest Grove: (503) and (971)<4>

The ZIP code for Forest Grove: 97116<5>

Websites for Forest Grove ...

Official Website: www.ci.forest-grove.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forest Grove had an population of 25,431 people. This is an increase of 20.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest Grove had a population of 21,083 people. This makes Forest Grove the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Forest Grove represents 0.55% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,083 people, the population of Forest Grove increased 19.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,708 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forest Grove.

Communities Also Named Forest Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Forest Grove - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey (2), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2) and Texas (3).

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

Communities near Forest Grove ...

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

  • Hillsboro [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Forest Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
  • Beaverton [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
    • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Forest Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<7>
  • Tigard [Washington County]
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    • Tigard [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Forest Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tigard<7>
  • Tualatin [Clackamas County]
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    • Tualatin [Clackamas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Forest Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newberg [Yamhill County]
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      • Newberg [Yamhill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Forest Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<7>
    • Sherwood [Washington County]
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      • Sherwood [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Forest Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<7>
    • Scappoose [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scappoose
      • Scappoose [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Forest Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scappoose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scappoose<7>
    • King City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King City
      • King City [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Forest Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King City<7>
    • Lafayette [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
      • Lafayette [Yamhill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Forest Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<7>
    • Dundee [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Yamhill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Forest Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Grove. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Forest Grove.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Grove ...

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

Adding Forest Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Forest Grove 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 Forest Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Forest Grove on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oregon

About Washington County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Forest Grove: www.ci.forest-grove.or.us/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 Washington, 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 Forest Grove.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Forest Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forest Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Forest Grove) 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 Forest Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5231, Longitude: -123.1088    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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