Stafford, Oregon

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Stafford, Oregon
Hamlet and census-designated place
Baptist church in Stafford
Baptist church in Stafford
Stafford is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 45°21′27″N 122°43′17″W / 45.35750°N 122.72139°W / 45.35750; -122.72139Coordinates: 45°21′27″N 122°43′17″W / 45.35750°N 122.72139°W / 45.35750; -122.72139
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clackamas
 • Total 6.1 sq mi (15.7 km2)
 • Land 6.0 sq mi (15.6 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,577
 • Density 262/sq mi (101.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97062
Area code(s) 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-69800
GNIS feature ID 1127510

Stafford is an unincorporated community, classified as a hamlet, in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is a census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 1,577 as of the 2010 census.[1] The community covers approximately 15.7 km2 (3,900 acres)[1] located in a rough triangle south of Lake Oswego, east of Tualatin, and west of West Linn. Students in the area attend the schools of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.


Stafford was named by George A. Steel, a prominent Portland pioneer, after his hometown of Stafford, Ohio, in the 1860s.[2] The Stafford School opened in the community in 1892, and the following year the Eastside Electric Railway owned by Steel reached the area.[2] In 1895, the Wanker family moves to the area and buys land where they build a store and tavern, an area later to become Wankers Corner.[2]

Parts of the area were proposed to be added to the Portland area's urban growth boundary in 1995.[2] Eventually 830 acres (3.4 km2) were added, but later removed after a court fight that ended in 2001 at the Oregon Court of Appeals.[2] In November 2006, the residents of Stafford voted 344-30 to form a hamlet, the second Oregon community to do so (after Beavercreek).[3]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Stafford CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Tims, Dana (August 24, 2006). "Graphics: Stafford timeline". The Oregonian. p. 13. 
  3. ^ Tims, Dana (2006-11-22). "Once divided, Stafford unites as a hamlet". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2006-12-11. 

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