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Welcome to Nehalem ...

The coastal city of Nehalem is located in Tillamook County<1>.

The pronunciation of Nehalem: nee-HAY-lem<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nehalem has a population of 301 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Nehalem is near sea level<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Nehalem: (503) and (971)<5>

The ZIP code for Nehalem: 97131<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nehalem had an population of 301 people. This is an increase of 11.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nehalem had a population of 271 people. This makes Nehalem the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 271 people, the population of Nehalem increased 33.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 203 people).

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

Communities near Nehalem ...

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

  • Seaside [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
    • Seaside [Clatsop County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Nehalem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaside<8>
  • Tillamook [Tillamook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillamook
    • Tillamook [Tillamook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Nehalem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillamook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tillamook<8>
  • Cannon Beach [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Beach
    • Cannon Beach [Clatsop County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Nehalem
    • 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<8>
  • Rockaway Beach [Tillamook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
    • Rockaway Beach [Tillamook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Nehalem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,436 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockaway Beach<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bay City [Tillamook County]
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      • Bay City [Tillamook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Nehalem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay City have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay City<8>
    • Garibaldi [Tillamook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garibaldi
      • Garibaldi [Tillamook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Nehalem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garibaldi have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garibaldi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garibaldi<8>
    • Foss [Tillamook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foss
      • Foss [Tillamook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Nehalem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foss
    • Nedonna Beach [Tillamook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nedonna Beach
      • Nedonna Beach [Tillamook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southwest of Nehalem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nedonna Beach
    • Arch Cape [Clatsop County]
    • Twin Rocks [Tillamook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rocks
      • Twin Rocks [Tillamook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Nehalem
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rocks

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nehalem ...

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

Adding Nehalem to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tillamook County: www.co.tillamook.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 Tillamook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Nehalem. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nehalem.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nehalem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>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 Nehalem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nehalem or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nehalem) 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 Nehalem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NehalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nehalem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7177, Longitude: -123.8962    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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