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Welcome to Lake Oswego ...

The city of Lake Oswego is primarily located in Clackamas County<1>. A portion of Lake Oswego extends into Multnomah County and Washington County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Oswego: Lk. Oswego

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Oswego has a population of 39,822 people<3> (see below for details).

Lake Oswego was established in 1847.

The community of Lake Oswego is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Lake Oswego: (503) & (971)<5>

Websites for Lake Oswego ...

Official Website:   www.ci.oswego.or.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lake-oswego.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Oswego had an population of 39,822 people. This is an increase of 8.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Oswego had a population of 36,619 people (or 9.74% of the total population of Clackamas County). This makes Lake Oswego the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lake Oswego represents 0.96% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36,619 people, the population of Lake Oswego increased 3.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 35,278 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Oswego.

Communities near Lake Oswego ...

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

  • Portland [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland [Multnomah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Lake Oswego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 654,741 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<7>
  • Vancouver [Clark County]
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    • Vancouver [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Lake Oswego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 184,463 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancouver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancouver<7>
  • Gresham [Multnomah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham
    • Gresham [Multnomah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake Oswego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 109,381 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gresham<7>
  • Hillsboro [Washington County]
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    • Hillsboro [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake Oswego
    • Estimated population in 2019: 109,128 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beaverton [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake Oswego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<7>
    • Oregon City [Clackamas County]
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      • Oregon City [Clackamas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lake Oswego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon City<7>
    • Woodburn [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodburn
      • Woodburn [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Lake Oswego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<7>
    • Wilsonville [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Lake Oswego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,918 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<7>
    • Camas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camas
      • Camas [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake Oswego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camas<7>
    • Newberg [Yamhill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberg
      • Newberg [Yamhill County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Lake Oswego
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<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 Lake Oswego. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Oswego.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Oswego ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Oregon

About Clackamas County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Oswego: www.ci.oswego.or.us/

The official website for Clackamas County: www.co.clackamas.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 Clackamas, 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 Lake Oswego.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Oswego - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Oswego) 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 Lake Oswego. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Oswego

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Oswego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4128, Longitude: -122.6998       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Oswego 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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