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Sandy, Oregon

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Sandy is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, and named after the nearby Sandy River5 The city serves as the western gateway to the Mount Hood Corridor, 25 miles 40 km from Portland As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,5702


  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Climate
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2010 census
  • 3 Education
  • 4 Transportation
    • 41 Mass transit
    • 42 Air
  • 5 Media
  • 6 Points of interest
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 314 square miles 813 km2, all of it land1


This region experiences warm but not hot and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 716 °F 220 °C According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sandy has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps6


Jonsrud Viewpoint in Sandy Census
Historical population
1900 96
1910 250 1604%
1920 242 −32%
1930 284 174%
1940 473 665%
1950 1,003 1121%
1960 1,147 144%
1970 1,544 346%
1980 2,905 881%
1990 4,152 429%
2000 5,385 297%
2010 9,570 777%
Est 2016 11,005 150%
Source:8 US Decennial Census9
2013 Estimate10

Many people who consider themselves citizens of Sandy live within a 6-to-8-mile 10 to 13 km radius of the city along various well-populated rural roads, as well as US Route 26 According to the US Postal Service, the 2006 population of the 97055 ZIP code, which includes land outside the city limits, was 16,370 In 2010 Mayor Linda Malone was voted out as the mayor On January 1, 2011, Bill King took over as mayor of the city

2010 censusedit

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,570 people, 3,567 households, and 2,486 families residing in the city The population density was 3,0478 inhabitants per square mile 1,1768/km2 There were 3,768 housing units at an average density of 1,2000 per square mile 4633/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 900% White, 04% African American, 13% Native American, 12% Asian, 02% Pacific Islander, 34% from other races, and 34% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 92% of the population2

There were 3,567 households of which 406% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 517% were married couples living together, 126% had a female householder with no husband present, 54% had a male householder with no wife present, and 303% were non-families 235% of all households were made up of individuals and 101% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 268 and the average family size was 3172

The median age in the city was 327 years 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 88% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 295% were from 25 to 44; 226% were from 45 to 64; and 102% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 489% male and 511% female2


There are three schools within Sandy's city limits: Sandy Grade School, Cedar Ridge Middle School and Sandy High School Those schools are administered by the regional Oregon Trail School District


US Route 26 runs through the middle of Sandy, forming downtown Sandy's Pioneer and Proctor Boulevards Sandy is the northern terminus of Oregon Route 211

Mass transitedit

From at least the 1940s11 through the 1960s, bus transit service connecting Sandy with Gresham and Portland was provided by a private company named Portland Stages, Inc12 This service was taken over by TriMet, a then-new public agency, in 1970, and TriMet continued to provide transit service to Sandy until 2000

Since the beginning of 2000, Sandy has operated its own public transit system, the Sandy Area Metro,13 which connects with Tri-Met's MAX light rail line at the Gresham Transit Center and the Mountain Express


  • Sandy River Airport
  • Country Squire Airpark


The Sandy Post is the community's weekly newspaper,14 and is the official newspaper of record for the city's legal notices15

Points of interestedit

As of 2015, the City Government offers giga-bit fiber-optic internet to all of its residents for $60 a month and 100 mbps internet for $40 a month

Sandy is the home of the annual Sandy Mountain Festival, the Sandy Oktoberfest and the yearly Hometown Holiday Festival and Parade

Jonsrud Viewpoint, a wonderful view of Mt Hood and the Sandy River valley This viewpoint was donated to the City of Sandy by Philip Jonsrud, a son of early settlers and lifelong resident of Sandy

The Tickle Creek Trail is a beautiful scenic route, located off Dubarko Rd Also known as 'The heart and soul of Sandy Oregon'


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau Retrieved December 21, 2012 
  2. ^ a b c d e "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved December 21, 2012 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved June 15, 2014 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey October 25, 2007 Retrieved January 31, 2008 
  5. ^ McArthur, Lewis A; McArthur, Lewis L 2003 1928 Oregon Geographic Names 7th ed Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press p 846 ISBN 978-0875952772 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Sandy, Oregon
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  8. ^ Moffatt, Riley Population History of Western US Cities & Towns, 1850-1990 Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996 p 215
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census" Censusgov Retrieved June 15, 2014 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013" Retrieved June 15, 2014 
  11. ^ "Stage Fares To Increase" August 6, 1947 The Oregonian Portland, Oregon, p 9
  12. ^ "Morgan state public utility commissioner Grants Bus Fare Hike" September 17, 1958 The Oregonian, p 1
  13. ^ "Riders express happiness as free bus service starts" January 5, 2000 The Oregonian Washington County editions
  14. ^ "Sandy Post" Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Retrieved April 18, 2015 
  15. ^ "Municipal Code: General Provisions" City of Sandy 2015 Retrieved April 18, 2015 

External linksedit

  • Oregon portal
  • City of Sandy official website
  • Entry for Sandy in the Oregon Blue Book
  • Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce
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