Forest Grove, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 24,141 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +36.3%
 
Males: 11,752  (48.7%)
Females: 12,389  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97116.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,592 (it was $40,135 in 2000)
Forest Grove:

$59,592
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,162 (it was $16,992 in 2000)

Forest Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $296,124 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
Forest Grove:

$296,124
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $290,172; detached houses: $323,183; townhouses or other attached units: $230,721; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $331,126; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,568; mobile homes: $44,831

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,043.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest Grove: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.0%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for other race residents, 5.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Forest Grove, OR (2017)
    • 16,09766.4%White alone
    • 5,77623.8%Hispanic
    • 1,1254.6%Two or more races
    • 9433.9%Asian alone
    • 1290.5%Black alone
    • 400.2%American Indian alone
    • 290.1%Other race alone
    • 140.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Forest Grove 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 Forest Grove, Oregon as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forest Grove is 11,992 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Forest Grove by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(15.4)
3
(15.0)
1
(4.9)
2
(9.6)
1
(4.7)
8
(37.0)
15
(70.4)
10
(46.2)
12
(54.0)
18
(79.1)
19
(77.8)
25
(102.0)
14
(57.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(51.3)
1
(5.0)
3
(14.7)
5
(24.1)
12
(56.3)
4
(18.5)
7
(32.9)
8
(37.0)
12
(54.0)
9
(39.6)
4
(16.4)
8
(32.6)
1
(4.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(41.0)
6
(30.0)
19
(92.9)
15
(72.3)
22
(103.1)
41
(189.8)
28
(131.4)
65
(300.4)
52
(233.8)
49
(215.4)
26
(106.4)
28
(114.2)
26
(105.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
129
(661.2)
83
(414.8)
51
(249.3)
79
(380.9)
112
(525.0)
129
(597.2)
83
(389.5)
104
(480.6)
85
(382.2)
117
(514.3)
87
(356.1)
52
(212.1)
42
(171.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
707
(3,624)
539
(2,693)
469
(2,293)
552
(2,661)
588
(2,756)
548
(2,537)
464
(2,178)
561
(2,592)
499
(2,244)
484
(2,128)
398
(1,629)
342
(1,395)
363
(1,478)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(461.3)
34
(169.9)
43
(210.2)
34
(163.9)
17
(79.7)
23
(106.5)
26
(122.0)
46
(212.6)
29
(130.4)
50
(219.8)
35
(143.2)
38
(155.0)
30
(122.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(30.8)
2
(10.0)
5
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.1)
6
(27.8)
6
(28.2)
4
(18.5)
2
(9.0)
N/A9
(36.8)
4
(16.3)
6
(24.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)274.3169.8152.9175.6213.4225.0235.4262.5233.1256.9189.9205.4157.0

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City-data.com crime index in Forest Grove, OR

Crime rate in Forest Grove detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Oregon average:

1.53
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Forest Grove, OR City Guides:

Ancestries: German (8.1%), American (8.0%), European (5.4%), Irish (3.4%), English (3.2%), Norwegian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 4.60 square miles.

Population density: 5,249 people per square mile   (average).

Forest Grove, Oregon map

2,974 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America).

This city:

12.3%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,347 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,183 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (8.0 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (22.7 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (829.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Cornelius, OR (1.6 miles ),
Chehalem Mountain, OR (2.5 miles ),
Gaston, OR (2.5 miles ),
Banks, OR (2.5 miles ),
North Plains, OR (2.7 miles ),
Hillsboro, OR (2.8 miles ),
Coast Range, OR (3.0 miles ),
Rockcreek, OR (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 45.52 N, Longitude: 123.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,435 (-10.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,728 (33.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Forest Grove, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Forest Grove, OR in 2017

Property values in Forest Grove, OR

Forest Grove satellite photo by USGS

Forest Grove tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Oregon:

4.6%
Historical population in Forest Grove, OR
Historical housing units in Forest Grove, OR

Population change in the 1990s: +3,746 (+26.8%).
Most common industries in Forest Grove, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.8%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (13.9%)
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.1%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Forest Grove, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Forest Grove, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Forest Grove, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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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 62.9. This is about average.

City:

62.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 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 19.7 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 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.434
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 7.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.16
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00810. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00810
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Forest Grove-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 183% 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 123.0 miles away from the city 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 111.4 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 129.6 miles away from Forest Grove center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 355.5 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 288.9 miles away from Forest Grove 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 310.9 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 Washington County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest Grove topographic map

Main business address for: MERIX CORP (PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Forest Grove:

  • TUALITY FOREST GROVE HOSPITAL (1809 MAPLE STREET)
  • FOREST GROVE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (3900 PACIFIC AVENUE)
  • FOREST VIEW CARE CENTER (3300 19TH AVE)
  • LOU-DEL HEALTH CARE CENTER (2122 OAK STREET)
  • MARQUIS CARE AT FOREST GROVE (3300 19TH AVENUE)
  • PNRS RAINES DIALYSIS (1809 MAPLE ST)
  • TUALITY HOME HEALTH (3201 19TH AVENUE, SUITE F)

Heliports located in Forest Grove:

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College/University in Forest Grove:

  • Pacific University (Full-time enrollment: 2,967; Location: 2043 College Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pacificu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Forest Grove:

  • George Fox University (about 17 miles; Newberg, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,954)
  • University of Portland (about 19 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Portland Community College (about 20 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • Portland State University (about 21 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 22 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 22 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 24 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)

Public high school in Forest Grove:

Private high school in Forest Grove:

  • WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 59, Location: 1531 PACIFIC AVE, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest Grove:

Private elementary/middle school in Forest Grove:

  • VISITATION SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 4189 NW VISITATION RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Forest Grove

Library in Forest Grove:

  • FOREST GROVE CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $768,214; Location: 2114 PACIFIC AVE; 87,266 books; 35 e-books; 11,236 audio materials; 6,493 video materials; 27 state licensed databases; 27 other licensed databases; 200 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forest Grove: Pacific University Chuck Bafaro Stadium (A), Pacific University Sherman Larkins Stadium (B), Pacific University Lincoln Stadium (C), Pacific University Pacific Athletics Center (D), Forest Grove Water Treatment Plant (E), Forest Grove Wastewater Treatment Facility (F), Forest Grove City Library (G), Forest Grove Municipal Court (H), Forest Grove City Hall (I), Forest Grove Fire and Rescue Headquarters (J), Theatre in the Grove (K), Forest Grove Public Works (L), Old College Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Forest Grove Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Forest Grove: MERIX CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Forest Grove include: Saint Anthony's Catholic Church (A), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Saint Bedes Episcopal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest View Cemetery (1), Mountain View Memorial Gardens (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Forest Grove include: Joseph Gale Park (1), Bard Park (2), Lincoln Park (3), Hazel Sills Park (4), Forest Glen Park (5), Rogers Park (6), Knox Ridge City Park (7), Reuter City Park (8), Stites City Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Godfather's Pizza (Museums; 2834 Pacific Avenue Suite A), Friends of Historic Forest Grove (Historical Places & Services; 2004 Main Street), Chamber of Commerce - Forest Grove (2417 Pacific Avenue).

Hotels: Grand Lodge (3505 Pacific Avenue), Quality Holiday Motel (3224 Pacific Avenue), Forest Grove Inn (4433 Pacific Avenue), Grand Lodge - Yardhouse (3505 Pacific Avenue), Best Western University Inn (3933 Pacific Avenue), Budget Inn (1925 Centre Street), Forest Grove Travelodge Suites (3306 Pacific Ave).

Birthplace of: Aaron Stark - Sport wrestler and martial artist, Anthony E. Van Dyke - Marine Corps officer, James Paul - Conductor, Richard VanGrunsven - Aerospace engineer, Bryan Herb - Television personality, Norman Ralston - Aviator, Travis Baptist - Baseball player.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

FOREST GROVE, CITY OF (Population served: 20,775, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2008)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ODF REEHERS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ODF BROWNS CAMP FORREST PARK (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUNSET GROVE GOLF CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2008)
ODF ELK CREEK CG (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ODF GALES CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.0%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Forest Grove in 2010:

  • 822 people in college/university student housing
  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Forest Grove in 2000:

  • 642 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 110 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Forest Grove (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Forest Grove Branch at 1905 Pacific Aveenue, branch established on 1999/11/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of the West: Forest Grove Branch at 1926 Pacific Avenue, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Forest Grove Branch at 1940 Pacific Avenue, branch established on 1907/03/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Columbia Community Bank: Forest Grove Branch at 2811 19th Avaenue, Suite A, branch established on 2002/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $352.2 mil, Deposits: $239.3 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Commercial Bancorp
  • West Coast Bank: Forest Grove Branch at 4110 Pacific Avenue, branch established on 1981/01/02. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $2,424.8 mil, Deposits: $1,925.6 mil, headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 63 total offices, Holding Company: West Coast Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Forest Grove:

Marital status in Forest Grove, OR
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Forest Grove:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Oregon average:

11.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forest Grove, OR (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant58,752200
Catholic55,88611
Other30,82377
Mainline Protestant17,40453
Orthodox5501
None366,295-
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: 75
This county:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
Washington County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 74
Washington County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Washington County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Washington County:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

6.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

13.8%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forest Grove:

47.7%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Forest Grove:

45.3%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.6%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forest Grove:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.0%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Forest Grove:

55.4%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Forest Grove:

79.3%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest Grove, OR Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 29$197,360$81,6660$0
Electric Power 25$162,578$78,0370$0
Firefighters 18$130,549$87,03312$8,644
Other and Unallocable 10$45,814$54,9771$2,305
Other Government Administration 9$72,874$97,16510$9,980
Streets and Highways 9$49,751$66,3352$4,462
Water Supply 9$44,067$58,7560$0
Financial Administration 6$36,460$72,9200$0
Local Libraries 6$28,924$57,8488$19,335
Parks and Recreation 6$29,947$59,89435$11,594
Sewerage 6$24,522$49,0440$0
Police - Other 4$15,697$47,0912$3,554
Judicial and Legal 2$7,297$43,7821$2,657
Fire - Other 1$4,397$52,7640$0
Totals for Government 140$850,237$72,87771$62,531

Forest Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $988,000 ($40.93)
    Regular Highways: $413,000 ($17.11)
    General Public Buildings: $381,000 ($15.78)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($10.23)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,242,000 ($589.95)
    Sewerage: $5,840,000 ($241.91)
    Police Protection: $5,347,000 ($221.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,809,000 ($157.78)
    Water Utilities: $3,764,000 ($155.92)
    Central Staff Services: $3,669,000 ($151.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,736,000 ($71.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,715,000 ($71.04)
    General - Other: $1,432,000 ($59.32)
    Libraries: $1,136,000 ($47.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $600,000 ($24.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000 ($17.40)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $1,729,000 ($71.62)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $209,000 ($8.66)
    Withdrawals: $56,000 ($2.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,770,000 ($197.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,613,000 ($66.82)
    General - Other: $538,000 ($22.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $392,000 ($16.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $374,000 ($15.49)
    Water Utilities: $161,000 ($6.67)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($1.78)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($0.83)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,549,000 ($478.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $117,000 ($4.85)

Forest Grove government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,180,000 ($214.57)
    Other: $3,533,000 ($146.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $374,000 ($15.49)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,182,000 ($48.96)
    Local Employee Contribution: $603,000 ($24.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,024,000 ($83.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,870,000 ($284.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,280,000 ($94.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $611,000 ($25.31)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,121,000 ($667.79)
    Water Utilities: $5,438,000 ($225.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,806,000 ($74.81)
    Highways: $1,407,000 ($58.28)
    General Local Government Support: $408,000 ($16.90)
  • Tax - Property: $8,456,000 ($350.28)
    Other License: $877,000 ($36.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $608,000 ($25.19)
    Other: $366,000 ($15.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $104,000 ($4.31)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000 ($1.57)

Forest Grove government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $118,212,000 ($4896.73)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $116,014,000 ($4805.68)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,636,000 ($192.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,600,000 ($149.12)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,198,000 ($91.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,036,000 ($42.91)

Forest Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $35,114,000 ($1454.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,519,000 ($1761.28)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,412,000 ($5443.52)

9.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Oregon average:

8.52%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.06%
Oregon average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Multnomah County, OR  2.14% ($61,958 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.94% ($62,985)
from Clark County, WA  0.30% ($55,448)


8.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.09%
Oregon average:

7.23%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($799 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.09%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Multnomah County, OR  1.96% ($69,206 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  1.01% ($87,030)
to Clark County, WA  0.50% ($63,341)
Businesses in Forest Grove, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Best Western1Starbucks1
Curves1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1UPS1
FedEx2Vons1
Ford1

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Grove:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUIK (1360 AM; 5 kW; HILLSBORO, OR; Owner: DOLPHIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KUPL (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KKSL (1290 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KDZR (1640 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KBNP (1410 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KBNP RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Grove:

  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K225AI (92.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBVM (88.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KBPS-FM (89.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SCHOOL DISTRICT #1, MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR)
  • KNRK (94.7 FM; CAMAS, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • 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.)
  • KFIS (104.1 FM; SCAPPOOSE, OR; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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))

TV broadcast stations around Forest Grove:

  • KATU (Channel 2; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • KPDX (Channel 49; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPTV (Channel 12; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K57IF (Channel 57; SALEM, OR; Owner: LaGRANDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWBP-LP (Channel 4; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNMT (Channel 24; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KOIN (Channel 6; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KGW (Channel 8; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOPB-TV (Channel 10; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K18EL (Channel 18; NEWBERG/TIGARD, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPXG-LP (Channel 54; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K14HN (Channel 14; VANCOUVER/CAMAS, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOXO-CA (Channel 51; NEWBERG, OR; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Forest Grove fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 64.1mTotal length
  • $3,145,000Total costs
  • 123,052Total average daily traffic
  • 14,472Total average daily truck traffic
  • 184,933Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forest Grove, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forest Grove, OR
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$194,54512$189,71246$188,9801$111,1504$182,7781$68,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$96,6808$185,8850$01$153,3200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$197,4201$152,12025$181,1742$81,7453$173,2270$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$156,0302$172,07516$185,0590$01$186,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$104,8700$05$213,0500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0329.02 , 0331.00, 0332.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,1301$148,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$118,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$166,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0329.02 , 0331.00, 0332.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forest Grove, OR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Forest Grove, OR - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 118. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 166 took place in 2007, and the least - 21 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Forest Grove, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.2%), and Outside Fires (39.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forest Grove, OR
    • 92446.2%Structure Fires
    • 78139.0%Outside Fires
    • 20510.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 914.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Grove, OR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Grove, Oregon:

  • Best Western University Inn & Suites, 3933 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 , Phone: (503) 992-8888, Fax: (503) 992-8444
  • Mcmenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 , Phone: (503) 992-9533, Fax: (503) 992-3444
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 3306 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 , Phone: (503) 357-9000, Fax: (503) 359-4134
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Grove, Oregon
Most common first names in Forest Grove, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11483.2 years
William10980.7 years
John10379.6 years
Robert8475.4 years
James7475.0 years
George7278.0 years
Helen7183.2 years
Margaret6083.3 years
Charles5775.1 years
Ruth5580.4 years
Most common last names in Forest Grove, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6077.4 years
Johnson4882.7 years
Anderson3184.7 years
Wilson3177.5 years
Jones3078.1 years
Vanderzanden2982.2 years
Brown2878.8 years
Miller2877.4 years
Davis2580.1 years
Thompson2475.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest Grove, OR
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 41.8%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest Grove, OR
  • 82.4%Electricity
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Forest Grove compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Forest Grove on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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