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Welcome to Gearhart ...

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

The location of Gearhart has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gearhart has a population of 1,617 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Gearhart is near sea level<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Gearhart: (503) & (971)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gearhart had an population of 1,617 people. This is an increase of 10.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 62.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gearhart had a population of 1,462 people. This makes Gearhart the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Gearhart represents 0.04% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,462 people, the population of Gearhart increased 46.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 995 people).

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

Communities near Gearhart ...

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

  • Astoria [Clatsop County]
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    • Astoria [Clatsop County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Gearhart
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Astoria<7>
  • Warrenton [Clatsop County]
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    • Warrenton [Clatsop County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Gearhart
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,739 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<7>
  • Cannon Beach [Clatsop County]
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    • Cannon Beach [Clatsop County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Gearhart
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,779 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Beach<7>
  • Hammond [Clatsop County]
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    • Hammond [Clatsop County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Gearhart
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jeffers Garden [Clatsop County]
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      • Jeffers Garden [Clatsop County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Gearhart
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    • Tolovana Park [Clatsop County]
    • Tongue Point Village [Clatsop County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tongue Point Village
      • Tongue Point Village [Clatsop County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Gearhart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tongue Point Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tongue Point Village
    • Arch Cape [Clatsop County]
    • Svensen Junction [Clatsop County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Svensen Junction
      • Svensen Junction [Clatsop County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Gearhart
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    • Megler [Pacific County]
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      • Megler [Pacific County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Gearhart
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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 Gearhart. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gearhart.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gearhart. See our Newspapers Page for Gearhart.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gearhart ...

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

Adding Gearhart to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gearhart 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 Gearhart was on a map titled Map of Oregon (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Oregon

About Clatsop County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gearhart. 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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gearhart.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gearhart - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gearhart) 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 Gearhart. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GearhartOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gearhart. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0265, Longitude: -123.9168       In this case, the coordinates for Gearhart have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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