Scappoose, Oregon

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Scappoose, Oregon
City
Scappoose circa 1929
Scappoose circa 1929
Motto: Proactive, Efficient, and Friendly Service
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°45′15″N 122°52′31″W / 45.75417°N 122.87528°W / 45.75417; -122.87528Coordinates: 45°45′15″N 122°52′31″W / 45.75417°N 122.87528°W / 45.75417; -122.87528
Country United States
State Oregon
County Columbia
Incorporated 1921
Government
 • Mayor Scott Burge
Area[1]
 • Total 2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Land 2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (18.9 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,592
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,658
 • Density 2,397.1/sq mi (925.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97056
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-65500[4]
GNIS feature ID 1126635[5]
Website www.ci.scappose.or.us

Scappoose /skæˈps/ is a city in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. It was named for a nearby stream, which drains the southern part of the county. The name "Scappoose" is of Native American origin, and is said to mean "gravelly plain."[6] The population was 6,592 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.75 square miles (7.12 km2), all of it land.[1]

Economy[edit]

In recent years, Scappoose has increasingly become a "bedroom" community of Portland, Oregon, with many commuting to jobs in the city. Dairies, farming, and logging played an important role in the early years of Scappoose's history. In the more recent past, several factories existed in the community and provided jobs. The town was home to a shoe factory, two candle factories, and a Steinfeld's Sauerkraut factory. The area still has gravel mines and the West Coast Shoe factory.[7] Scappoose is also the home of Oregon Aero, a supplier of aeronautic seats and helmets.[8]

On April 6, 2009, the Scappoose City Council voted to significantly reduce development fees in an effort in encourage new industrial and commercial development. Also, the council waived business license fees for Scappoose-based businesses in 2010.

Demographics[edit]

The Peace Candle of the World, on the east end of Scappoose.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,592 people, 2,536 households, and 1,791 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,397.1 inhabitants per square mile (925.5 /km2). There were 2,698 housing units at an average density of 981.1 per square mile (378.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 0.4% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 2,536 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female. The median income for a household in the city was $47,796, and the median income for a family was $55,616. Males had a median income of $43,625 versus $27,346 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,837. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Grant Watts Elementary, Petersen Elementary, Scappoose Middle School and Scappoose High School are part of the Scappoose School District, which also has one school in Portland and one school in Warren.

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Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scappoose has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[9]

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