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Troutdale

Troutdale, Oregon

  •   State: 
    Oregon
      County: 
    Multnomah County
      City: 
    Troutdale
      County FIPS: 
    41051
      Coordinates: 
    45°31′46″N 122°23′30″W
      Area total: 
    6.03 sq mi (15.62 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.95 sq mi (15.40 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.09 sq mi (0.22 km²)
      Elevation: 
    30–200 ft (9.1–61.0 m)
      Established: 
    1907; Incorporated 1907
  •   Latitude: 
    45,5279
      Longitude: 
    -122,3933
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    97060
      GMAP: 

    Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
    9,405
      Population density: 
    2,741.34 residents per square mile of area (1,058.44/km²)
      Household income: 
    $67,840
      Households: 
    5,684
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.60%
  •   Income taxes: 
    9.00%

Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, immediately north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,962. The city serves as the western gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, and the Columbia River Gorge. The community was once known as Sandy, after the nearby Sandy River; the post office in Sandy was established in 1854 and closed in 1868. Troutdale was named by pioneer John Harlow for the trout pond in a dale near his house. In 1925, a company, the Bissinger Wool Pullery, opened for business on Macadam Road along the west bank of the Sandy River. The company was featured in a Ripley's Believe it or Not! column because a cat was reportedly found in a stack of animal hides that the company was going to use for its products. Reynolds Aluminum was once the area's biggest employer, established in 1941 to provide aluminum for the war effort. The plant closed in 2000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Troutdale has a total area of 6.02 square miles (15.59 km²), of which 5.94 square miles is land and 0.08 sq miles (0.21 km²) is water. The region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22 °C) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

History

Troutdale is the primary city name, but also Wood Village are acceptable city names or spellings, Springdale on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Troutdale, Oregon. Troutdale was named by pioneer John Harlow for the trout pond in a dale near his house. In 1925, a company, the Bissinger Wool Pullery, was moved from Sellwood, Oregon, and opened for business on Macadam Road along the west bank of the Sandy River. Reynolds Aluminum was once the area's biggest employer. The Reynolds plant in Troutdale was established in 1941 to provide aluminum for the war effort. The plant closed in 2000. The nearby city of Wood Village was a company town founded to house workers from the Reynolds plant. The water tower is now known as the "Old Historic Water Tower" and stands near the town of Troutdale. The town of Sandy was once known as Sandy, after the nearby Sandy River; the post office in Sandy wasestablished in 1854 and closed in 1868. In 1873, the current city of Sandy in Clackamas County, which was formerly named "Revenue", established a different Sandy post office that is still in operation. An iconic water tower stands nearby. The company was featured in a Ripley's Believe it or Not! column because a cat was reportedly found in a stack of animal hides that the company was going to use for its products. The cat was taken care of and became the company's mascot, and was said to have lived a long and healthy life. The company closed in 1925 and was moved to Wood Village in the 1950s and 1960s, where it still operates.

Geography

Troutdale is located at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia rivers. The city is about 12 miles (19 km) east of Portland. Troutdale is renowned for having some of the windiest conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Periodically, strong east winds emerge from the Columbia River Gorge that affect the city's temperature and general climate. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22 °C) According to the Köppen climate classification system, Troutdale has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. It is one of the few cities in the U.S. to have the East Wind identifier in their names or services, as a result of several businesses and locations using the identifier for their name or services. It has a total area of 6.02 square miles (15.59 km²), of which 5.94 sq miles (15.38 km²) is land and 0.08sq miles (0.21 km²") is water. The area has an average monthly temperature of 71.4°F (21.6°C) The city has a dry summer, and a warm, dry winter, with an average temperature of 70.7 °F (-1.7°C). It has no annual average temperatures of more than 70°F (-2.8 °C). The city's average monthly rainfall is 0.8 inches (1.3 mm).

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 15,962 people, 5,671 households, and 4,208 families residing in the city. There were 5,907 housing units at an average density of 994.4 per square mile (383.9/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 83.6% White, 2.1% African American, 4.0% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 4,0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.62% of the population. The median income for a family was $41,808 versus $30,989 for females. About 3.3% of families were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0%) of those aged 65 and over. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.19. The city's median age was 34 years, with 27.5% of residents under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; and 7.6%) from 45 to 64; and 4.4%) from 65 years of age or older. It is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is part of the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I.

Economy

FedEx is currently the largest employer in the city, with a sizable distribution facility for its FedEx Ground operations. Other major employers include Amazon, Reynolds School District, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Albertsons/Safeway, The Home Depot, and McMenamins. While the majority of residents work in Portland or Gresham, recent industrial development related to at the Port of Portland's Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park has helped turned the community into a jobs center for the region. The city's population has grown by more than 1.5 million since the start of the century. The population is expected to grow by another 1.7 million by the end of the decade. The region's population is projected to reach more than 2 million by 2020. The area's population will grow by 1.8 million by 2023. The growth rate is predicted to outpace the national growth rate of 1.9 percent. The Portland region's unemployment rate is currently at 0.7%. The unemployment rate for the Portland area is currently 0.8%. The city has a population of 2.2 million, the highest rate in the state. The economy has grown at a rate of 0.9 per cent since the beginning of the year. The U.S. Census estimates that the city will grow to 2.1 million in the next five years, up from 0.6 per cent in 2010. The state's economy is estimated to grow at 1.4 per cent by 2026.

Tourism

Troutdale is the home of one of the most notable locations of the local McMenamins brewpub and hotel chain. It was formerly known as the Multnomah County Poor Farm. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town is also served by aerial tour company Envi Adventures that provides air tours of the Columbia River Gorge and Downtown Portland.

Education

Troutdale is served by the Reynolds School District. Reynolds High School, Walt Morey Middle School, and Sweetbriar and Troutdale elementary schools are located in the city. Open Door Christian Academy is a private school in Troutdale. The city is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is based in the town of Troutdale, Colorado. The U.N. Peace Corps has a training center in the area. The town is also home to a number of homeless shelters. The Troutdale Police Department has a unit that provides security for the city's homeless people. It is based at the Troutdale Community Center, which was established in the early 1900s.

Transportation

Electric interurban service connecting Troutdale with Gresham began in 1907. The line was abandoned in 1927. TriMet, a then-new public agency, continues to provide transit service in Troutdale today. Columbia Area Transit operates the Columbia Gorge Express to Portland and Hood River. The Troutdale Airport serves as a base for scenic aerial tours of the Columbia River Gorge provided by Envi Adventures.

Parks and recreation

Troutdale's park system includes nearly 20 parks. The city's largest park is Columbia Park which is home to the Imagination Station playground and athletic fields. Sunrise Park consists of a half-mile-long looping trail with views of Mount Hood and rentable community garden beds. Others include College Nature Park, Helen Althaus Park, Kiku Park, Lewellyn Park, Mayors Square, Visionary Park, Weedin Park, and Woodale Park.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon = 68.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Troutdale = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 9,405 individuals with a median age of 35.3 age the population grows by 18.56% in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,741.34 residents per square mile of area (1,058.44/km²). There are average 2.83 people per household in the 5,684 households with an average household income of $67,840 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.76% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.88%. The number of physicians in Troutdale per 100,000 population = 389.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Troutdale = 44.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 5.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 149. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 145. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 63, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 70.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 15 years with median home cost = $185,130 and home appreciation of -19.01%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.55 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,318 per student. There are 18.5 students for each teacher in the school, 539 students for each Librarian and 460 students for each Counselor. 9.56% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.78% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.71% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Troutdale's population in Multnomah County, Oregon of 4,162 residents in 1900 has increased 2,26-fold to 9,405 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.09% female residents and 49.91% male residents live in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon are married and the remaining 35.06% are single population.

  • 27.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Troutdale require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.02% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.76% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.31% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.65% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon, 70.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.52% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.89% are vacant.

  • The 44.04% of the population in Troutdale, Multnomah County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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