Damascus, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 11,155 (78% urban, 22% rural).
Males: 5,699  (51.1%)
Females: 5,456  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97009, 97089.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,878
Damascus:

$79,878
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,399

Damascus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $404,200
Damascus:

$404,200
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $466,660; detached houses: $485,124; mobile homes: $124,155

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,480.

March 2019 cost of living index in Damascus: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.1%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for American Indian residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Damascus, OR (2017)
    • 9,44183.9%White alone
    • 7396.6%Hispanic
    • 4203.7%Asian alone
    • 3292.9%Two or more races
    • 2161.9%American Indian alone
    • 580.5%Black alone
    • 260.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Damascus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Damascus, Oregon as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Damascus is 5,601 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (13.5%), German (10.5%), English (9.9%), Irish (6.0%), European (4.5%), Welsh (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 2004

Elevation: 527 feet

752 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.4% Latin America).

This city:

6.7%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,248 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,971 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (6.0 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (8.0 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (813.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Happy Valley, OR (2.0 miles ),
Redland, OR (2.1 miles ),
Sunnyside, OR (2.2 miles ),
Clackamas, OR (2.2 miles ),
Gresham, OR (2.5 miles ),
Johnson City, OR (2.5 miles ),
Oatfield, OR (2.6 miles ),
Gladstone, OR (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 45.42 N, Longitude: 122.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

Distribution of median household income in Damascus, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Damascus, OR in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Oregon:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.8. This is about average.

City:

78.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.75. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.434. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.434
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.18
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00810. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00810
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Damascus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from Damascus center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 115.8 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from Damascus center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 361.8 miles away from Damascus center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 312.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 298.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clackamas County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Damascus:

  • KAISER SUNNYSIDE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; CLACKAMAS, OR)
  • PNRS CLACKAMAS KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; CLACKAMAS, OR)
  • CARE VISTA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PORTLAND, OR)
  • HEALTHCARE AT FOSTER CREEK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PORTLAND, OR)
  • VILLAGE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRESHAM, OR)
  • REGENCY GRESHAM NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRESHAM, OR)
  • FMC DIALYSIS MT HOOD (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; GRESHAM, OR)

Amtrak stations near Damascus:

  • 8 miles: OREGON CITY (1757 WASHINGTON ST.)
  • 14 miles: PORTLAND (800 NW 6TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: VANCOUVER (FOOT OF W. 11TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Damascus:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 8 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 9 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 11 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Portland State University (about 13 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Portland Community College (about 14 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 14 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 17 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)

Public elementary/middle schools in Damascus:

  • DAMASCUS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 364, Location: 14151 SE 242ND, Grades: 6-8)
  • DEEP CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 302, Location: 14151 SE 242ND, Grades: KG-5)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 15600 SE 232ND DR, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle school in Damascus:

  • CARVER SCHOOL (Students: 23, Location: 16077 SE HIGHWAY 224, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Damascus

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Damascus: Burghardts Mill (A), Carver Park and Ride (B), Wilson Corner (C), Wetzels Corner (D), Damascus City Hall (E), Damascus Municipal Court (F), Damascus Public Works (G), Boring Fire Protection District 59 Station 149 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Damascus include: Christ the Vine Lutheran Church (A), Carver Community Church (B), Hillsview Community Church (C), Sunnyside Community Church (D), Damascus Assembly of God (E), The Voice of the Trumpet Ministries (F), Hollyview Baptist Church (G), Damascus Community Church (H), Hillsview Evangelical Covenant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Damascus Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Pidgeon (A), Connors Ponds (B), Van Zyl Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Richardson Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Damascus: Pidgeon Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Clackamas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Damascus and their reported violations in the past:

EASTMONT WATER COMPANY (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
CARVER MOBILE RANCH (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In APR-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-30-2012 to JUN-26-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 102 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
STILL MEADOW (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2011)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GREEN TREE MHP (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2005)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

82.4%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Damascus in 2010:

  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

Banks with branches in Damascus (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Damascus Branch at 19830 S.E. Highway 212, branch established on 1974/05/31. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

For population 15 years and over in Damascus:

Marital status in Damascus, OR
  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Damascus:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Oregon average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Damascus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Damascus, OR (based on Clackamas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant49,829194
Catholic27,12813
Other15,44751
Mainline Protestant15,11849
Orthodox2,2755
None266,195-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 56
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Clackamas County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Clackamas County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Clackamas County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 284
Clackamas County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clackamas County:

6.9%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clackamas County:

25.7%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
Oregon:

14.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$25,837$77,5112$8,898
Other and Unallocable 4$24,004$72,0123$17,220
Judicial and Legal 1$3,793$45,5160$0
Financial Administration 1$7,056$84,6721$2,860
Totals for Government 10$60,690$72,8286$28,978

Damascus government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($2.24)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,707,000 ($153.03)
    Financial Administration: $203,000 ($18.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $170,000 ($15.24)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($6.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($1.08)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $1,054,000 ($94.49)
    Other - General - Other: $47,000 ($4.21)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($1.34)
    Other - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.54)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.36)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($1.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $520,000 ($46.62)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $973,000 ($87.23)

Damascus government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $520,000 ($46.62)
    General Local Government Support: $102,000 ($9.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($1.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $221,000 ($19.81)
    General Revenue - Other: $68,000 ($6.10)
    Interest Earnings: $42,000 ($3.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $575,000 ($51.55)
    General Local Government Support: $228,000 ($20.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000 ($1.26)
  • Tax - Property: $3,088,000 ($276.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $368,000 ($32.99)

Damascus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,911,000 ($529.90)

9.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Oregon average:

8.52%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($513 average AGI)
Clackamas County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Multnomah County, OR  3.47% ($63,680 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  1.41% ($87,030)
from Marion County, OR  0.38% ($58,661)


8.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Oregon average:

7.23%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($560 average AGI)
Clackamas County:

0.05%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Multnomah County, OR  2.52% ($49,893 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  1.34% ($62,985)
to Marion County, OR  0.60% ($50,893)
Businesses in Damascus, OR
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Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Starbucks1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Damascus:

  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KDZR (1640 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKSL (1290 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KGUY (1010 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MILWAUKIE, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKPZ (1330 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KPHP RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KBNP (1410 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KBNP RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Damascus:

  • K242AF (96.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K274AR (102.7 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNRK (94.7 FM; CAMAS, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KGON (92.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KKSN-FM (97.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KXJM (95.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KFIS (104.1 FM; SCAPPOOSE, OR; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOO (90.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • KWJJ-FM (99.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRRC (104.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: THE REED INSTITUTE)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVMX (107.5 FM; BANKS, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLTH (106.7 FM; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: INIFINITY RADIO OF PORTLAND INC.)
  • KUPL-FM (98.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF PORTLAND INC.)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Damascus:

  • KATU (Channel 2; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • KPDX (Channel 49; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KOIN (Channel 6; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPTV (Channel 12; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KNMT (Channel 24; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • K57IF (Channel 57; SALEM, OR; Owner: LaGRANDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGW (Channel 8; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOPB-TV (Channel 10; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPXG-LP (Channel 54; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K58CO (Channel 58; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K14HN (Channel 14; VANCOUVER/CAMAS, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K16CB (Channel 16; HAPPY VALLEY, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KWBP-LP (Channel 4; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWBP (Channel 32; SALEM, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKEI-CA (Channel 56; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • K18EL (Channel 18; NEWBERG/TIGARD, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KORK-CA (Channel 35; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Damascus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 63.1mTotal length
  • $2,375,000Total costs
  • 164,452Total average daily traffic
  • 10,538Total average daily truck traffic
  • 155,314Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Damascus, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Damascus, OR

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Damascus)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 19750 Se Damascus Ln (Lat: 45.422889 Lon: -122.461472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WGJ554,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.225 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2004, Expiration Date: 06/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2014, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 3419 Via Lido 609, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 515-2544
  • Lat: 45.429333 Lon: -122.477278, Call Sign: WQAC841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2014, Expiration Date: 05/06/2024, Certifier: David Church, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2327, Fax: (262) 248-0061, Email:
  • Lat: 45.437778 Lon: -122.417500, Call Sign: WQFX224,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1430.52 MHz, 1430.57 MHz, 1430.62 MHz, 1430.67 MHz, 1430.72 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2016, Expiration Date: 10/25/2026, Certifier: Daryl Zinser, Registrant: Itron, Inc., 2111 N Molter Rd, Liberty Lake, WA 99019, Phone: (509) 891-3636, Fax: (509) 891-3727, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Damascus)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BOLKOW PHOEBUS B-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 112AJ , Serial Number: 747, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David M Kibby, 20595 Se Foster Rd, Damascus, OR 97089, Other Owners: Donald P Flinn
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 172MR , Serial Number: 17267684, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 11/25/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Zoom Zoom Ltd, 14941 Se Crosscreek Ct, Damascus, OR 97089
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2176G , Serial Number: 51476, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 10/07/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Robert G White, 9195 Se Kingswood Way, Damascus, OR 97089
  • Aircraft: S C AEROSTAR S A YAK-52 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VEDENEYEV M14P (350 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30419 , Serial Number: 811114, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2018
    Registrant (LLC): 4lo Air & Land LLC, 8864 Se Kingswood Way, Damascus, OR 97089
  • Aircraft: T&T AVIATION INC FALCON LS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-N2A (116 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 557TT , Serial Number: CA05-009, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 12/20/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Keith H Pugh, 14941 Se Crosscreek Ct, Damascus, OR 97089, Other Owners: Irene L Pugh
  • Aircraft: MARTIN EDWIN W FISHER CLASSIC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 581MM , Serial Number: C055, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 11/08/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Rofthle, 15758 Se Hwy 224 #122, Damascus, OR 97089
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6014C , Serial Number: R18200352, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Ott, 17280 Se Forest Hills Dr, Damascus, OR 97089

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 28. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 48 took place in 2015, and the least - 5 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Damascus, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.8%), and Outside Fires (39.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Damascus, OR
    • 14840.8%Structure Fires
    • 14239.1%Outside Fires
    • 6417.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Damascus, OR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Damascus, OR
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Solar energy
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Damascus, OR
  • 50.1%Electricity
  • 38.6%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Wood


Damascus compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Damascus on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
There are 25 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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