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Welcome to Oregon City ...

The city of Oregon City is located in Clackamas County<1> and is the County Seat for Clackamas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oregon City has a population of 37,353 people<2> (see below for details).

Oregon City was established in 1829.

The community of Oregon City is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Oregon City: (503) and (971)<4>

The ZIP code for Oregon City: 97045<5>

Websites for Oregon City ...

Official Website: www.orcity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oregon City had an population of 37,353 people. This is an increase of 17.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oregon City had a population of 31,859 people (which is 8.47% of the total population of Clackamas County). This makes Oregon City the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Oregon City represents 0.83% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,859 people, the population of Oregon City increased 23.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,754 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oregon City.

Communities Also Named Oregon City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Oregon City - it's located in California.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oregon City.

Communities near Oregon City ...

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

  • Portland [Multnomah County]
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    • Portland [Multnomah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Oregon City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 656,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<7>
  • Gresham [Multnomah County]
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    • Gresham [Multnomah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Oregon City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gresham<7>
  • Beaverton [Washington County]
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    • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Oregon City
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Oregon City
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County]
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      • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Oregon City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Oswego have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Oswego
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Oswego<7>
    • Tualatin [Clackamas County]
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      • Tualatin [Clackamas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Oregon City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<7>
    • Woodburn [Marion County]
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      • Woodburn [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Oregon City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<7>
    • Camas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camas
      • Camas [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Oregon City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,981 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camas<7>
    • Wilsonville [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Clackamas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Oregon City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,985 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<7>
    • Newberg [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberg
      • Newberg [Yamhill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Oregon City
      • 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>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oregon City. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oregon City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oregon City ...

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

Adding Oregon City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Oregon City

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oregon City: www.orcity.org/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oregon City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oregon City - 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 Oregon City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oregon City 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oregon City) 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 Oregon City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oregon CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oregon City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3365, Longitude: -122.6049    
<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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