|— City —|
|• Mayor||Jim Kight|
|• Total||6.02 sq mi (15.59 km2)|
|• Land||5.94 sq mi (15.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)|
|Elevation||30–200 ft (9.1–61.0 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||16,425|
|• Density||2,687.2/sq mi (1,037.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1128248|
Troutdale was incorporated on October 2, 1907. It was named after the country home of Captain John Harlow, a former sea captain from Maine, and a successful Portland businessman. According to an article in the Oregonian in 1959, he named his home Troutdale because it had a "small dale near his house where it had a fish pond which he stocked with trout."
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The area was first discovered by Lt. Broughton under the command of Captain George Vancouver in 1792. They had named Broughton's Bluff which is an outcropping directly across the Sandy River from what is now downtown Troutdale.
The earliest settlers came to Troutdale in 1850. David F. Buxton is considered to be Troutdale's true founder. He had made land claims and donated his land in 1853 in what is now the center of Troutdale. Captain John Harlow purchased part of Buxton's land in 1872 and built a home and some trout farms, he named this farm "Troutdale".
By 1882 a rail line had been built through the town. After Harlow's death in 1883, his widow Celestia began platting a town with blocks and streets. Much of the city was built in 1890-91.
As of the census of 2010, there were 15,962 people, 5,671 households, and 4,208 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,687.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,037.5 /km2). 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, 1.0% Native American, 4.6% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.6% of the population.
There were 5,671 households of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.20.
The median age in the city was 34 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 7.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,777 people, 4,671 households, and 3,690 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,761.1 people per square mile (1,066.0/km2). There were 4,865 housing units at an average density of 975.0 per square mile (376.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.54% White, 4.14% Asian, 1.90% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.62% of the population.
There were 4,671 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $56,593, and the median income for a family was $62,203. Males had a median income of $41,808 versus $30,989 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,778. About 3.3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Museums and other points of interest
Troutdale is the home of one of the most notable locations of the local McMenamins brewpub and hotel chain, the 38-acre (154,000 m2) Edgefield, which was formerly the Multnomah County Poor Farm. The site has a hotel and a variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Edgefield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
Parks and recreation
Troutdale has over a dozen municipal parks.
Open Door Christian Academy is a private school.
Electric interurban service connecting Troutdale with Gresham began in 1907, operated by the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company and connecting in Gresham with interurban service through to Portland. The line was abandoned in 1927. From at least the 1940s through the 1960s, bus transit service connecting Troutdale with Gresham and Portland was provided by a private company named Portland Stages, Inc. This service was taken over by TriMet, a then-new public agency, in 1970, and TriMet continues to provide transit service in Troutdale today. Trimet Bus Lines 77-Broadway/Halsey 80-Kane/Troutdale rd and 81-Kane/257th serve troutdale lines 80-Kane/Troutdale rd and 81-Kane/257th Serve Glenn Otto Park and Line 77 Serves Local Business like Wendy's on North Frontage and Frontage rd.
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