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Population in 2012: 21,961 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.0%
 

Males: 10,534  (48.0%)
Females: 11,427  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  32.7 years
Oregon median age:  47.4 years

Zip codes: 97116.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $48,015 (it was $40,135 in 2000)
Forest Grove:

$48,015
Oregon:

$46,816
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,623

Forest Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $214,613 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
Forest Grove:

$214,613
Oregon:

$232,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $229,979; Detached houses: $265,933; Townhouses or other attached units: $324,769; In 2-unit structures: $299,341; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $59,687; Mobile homes: $68,860; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $31,435

Median gross rent in 2011: $745.

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  • White alone - 14,274 (68.3%)
  • Hispanic - 5,644 (27.0%)
  • Two or more races - 622 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 232 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 91 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 36 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest Grove: 101.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.6%), English (12.1%), Irish (9.5%), Norwegian (5.1%), Dutch (3.0%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 4.60 square miles.

Population density: 4775 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Forest Grove:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Grove city:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

2,332 residents are foreign born (9.5% Latin America).

This city:  11.2%
Oregon:  9.6%



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Forest Grove, Oregon as of April 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest Grove to the number of sex offenders is 10,700 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,595 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,129 (1.0%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 140 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1998: 90 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1999: 147 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2001: 121 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2002: 113 buildings, average cost: $206,200
  • 2003: 91 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2004: 115 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2005: 91 buildings, average cost: $239,700
  • 2006: 65 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2007: 122 buildings, average cost: $260,300
  • 2008: 93 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2009: 62 buildings, average cost: $249,100
  • 2010: 91 buildings, average cost: $239,100
  • 2011: 76 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2012: 90 buildings, average cost: $236,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.52 N, Longitude: 123.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,935 (-9.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,847 (32.0%)

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Crime rates in Forest Grove by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000210002020
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.55.10.00.00.09.40.09.40.0
Rapes 57663312181510
per 100,000 31.338.931.731.515.415.04.99.64.737.070.446.2
Robberies 81671013512478
per 100,000 50.15.631.736.751.35.014.724.156.318.532.937.0
Assaults 1221112586191522412865
per 100,000 75.2116.858.1131.141.030.092.972.3103.1189.8131.4300.4
Burglaries 1269121016612983517911212983104
per 100,000 789.8506.31109.6870.7661.2414.8249.3380.9525.0597.2389.5480.6
Thefts 645646674665707539469552588548464561
per 100,000 4042.93594.13561.23487.93623.82693.42292.62661.12756.32537.02177.72592.3
Auto thefts 596868599034433417232646
per 100,000 369.8378.3359.3309.5461.3169.9210.2163.979.7106.5122.0212.6
Arson 1457562503664
per 100,000 87.827.837.026.230.810.024.40.014.127.828.218.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 314.8277.1308.1322.0286.1177.2159.5183.2222.6234.7245.5273.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Oregon average:

1.57

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Forest Grove, Oregon accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,746 (+26.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Forest Grove-area historical earthquake activity is above Oregon state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1993 at 13:34:35, a magnitude 5.7 (5.5 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 12.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 41.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from Forest Grove center
On 8/19/2004 at 06:06:03, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.5 MS, 4.7 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 17.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/2003 at 19:26:30, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 10.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.2 miles away from Forest Grove center
On 8/3/2006 at 08:39:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest Grove topographic map

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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers near Forest Grove:

  • TUALITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; HILLSBORO, OR)
  • PROVIDENCE NEWBERG MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; NEWBERG, OR)

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Local government website: www.ci.forest-grove.or.us

College/University in Forest Grove:

  • Pacific University (Full-time enrollment: 2,905; 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: 2,097)
  • University of Portland (about 19 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,227)
  • Portland Community College (about 20 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 12,103)
  • Portland State University (about 21 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 16,722)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 22 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,902)
  • Clark College (about 24 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 6,136)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 30 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 3,205)

Public high schools in Forest Grove:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest Grove:

Private elementary/middle school in Forest Grove:

  • VISITATION SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 4189 NW VISITATION RD; Grades: KG - 8)
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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)

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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

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).

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 CO  NO2 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.33
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.319. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.319
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00814. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00814
U.S.:

0.05378
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.62
U.S.:

2.43

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

FOREST GROVE, CITY OF (Population served: 16275, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and MAR-04-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and MAR-04-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2004)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SHILO LABOR CAMP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
ODF BROWNS CAMP FORREST PARK (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
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-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUNSET GROVE GOLF CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ODF ELK CREEK CG (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.0%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.3% for American Indian residents, 19.8% for other race residents, 60.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest Grove, OR

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

Forest Grove compared to Oregon state average:

Forest Grove, Oregon environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.


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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

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

  • Best Western University Inn & Suites , 3933 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 , Phone: (503) 992-8888, Fax: (503) 992-8444
  • Mccormick Hall, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116 , Phone: (503) 359-2133
  • Vandervelden Apartments, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116 , Phone: (503) 359-2133
  • Mcmenamins Grand Lodge , 3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 , Phone: (503) 992-9533, Fax: (503) 992-3444
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites , 3306 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 , Phone: (503) 357-9000, Fax: (503) 359-4134
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Grove, Oregon

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Forest Grove travel time to work - commute


Forest Grove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.83%
Here25.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents25.0%14.5%8.9%4.8%4.4%
Congregations4.4%15.7%2.8%3.6%6.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.3%4.1%3.7%3.5%26.7%
Congregations3.2%4.0%5.2%5.6%49.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Washington County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
This 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.
State:

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

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

24.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$26,971$64,7301$1,638
Other Government Administration 10$54,761$65,7139$5,728
Judicial and Legal 1$4,136$49,6322$2,522
Police Protection - Officers 27$138,915$61,7400$0
Police - Other 3$10,499$41,9963$4,098
Firefighters 18$92,428$61,6190$0
Fire - Other 1$3,832$45,9840$0
Streets and Highways 12$58,841$58,8410$0
Sewerage 6$20,931$41,8620$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,875$49,50030$10,523
Water Supply 8$32,298$48,4470$0
Electric Power 20$111,280$66,7681$1,240
Local Libraries 6$25,091$50,18210$13,173
Other and Unallocable 13$47,355$43,7120$0
Totals for Government 137$656,213$57,47956$38,922

Forest Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $784,000 ($35.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $72,000 ($3.28)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($1.32)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($0.50)
    Electric Utilities: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,513,000 ($433.18)
    Sewerage: $3,247,000 ($147.85)
    Police Protection: $2,792,000 ($127.13)
    Fire Protection: $1,828,000 ($83.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,468,000 ($66.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,238,000 ($56.37)
    Financial Administration: $1,011,000 ($46.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $828,000 ($37.70)
    Libraries: $642,000 ($29.23)
    General - Other: $354,000 ($16.12)
    Housing & Community Development: $255,000 ($11.61)
    Central Staff Services: $251,000 ($11.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $151,000 ($6.88)
    General Public Buildings: $80,000 ($3.64)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($4.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $347,000 ($15.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $1,079,000 ($49.13)
    General: $273,000 ($12.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $79,000 ($3.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $72,000 ($3.28)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($2.50)
    Electric Utilities: $44,000 ($2.00)
    General Public Building: $24,000 ($1.09)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($0.87)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.50)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($0.46)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.18)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,627,000 ($301.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $102,000 ($4.64)

Forest Grove government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000,000 ($182.14)
    All Other: $1,700,000 ($77.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $245,000 ($11.16)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($2.09)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $35,000 ($1.59)
    Electric Utilities: $3,000 ($0.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $448,000 ($20.40)
    General Support: $147,000 ($6.69)
    Highways: $68,000 ($3.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $53,000 ($2.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $665,000 ($30.28)
    Rents: $648,000 ($29.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $227,000 ($10.34)
    Special Assessments: $54,000 ($2.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,355,000 ($425.98)
    Water Utilities: $1,733,000 ($78.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $749,000 ($34.11)
    General Support: $308,000 ($14.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $171,000 ($7.79)
    All Other: $78,000 ($3.55)
  • Tax - Property: $4,152,000 ($189.06)
    NEC: $1,771,000 ($80.64)
    Public Utilities: $294,000 ($13.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000 ($7.51)

Forest Grove government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $1,770,000 ($80.60)
    Water Utilities: $1,701,000 ($77.46)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,789,000 ($263.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $125,000 ($5.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,914,000 ($269.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,701,000 ($77.46)
    Electric Utilities: $1,450,000 ($66.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $320,000 ($14.57)

Forest Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,950,000 ($908.43)

10.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.09%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($674 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Multnomah County, OR  2.24% ($45,184 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  1.07% ($44,373)
from Clark County, WA  0.30% ($46,983)


8.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.64%
Oregon average:

7.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.08%
Oregon average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Multnomah County, OR  2.15% ($46,279 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.97% ($52,456)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.43% ($53,590)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Forest Grove fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $306,000
Total average daily traffic: 331
Total average daily truck traffic: 16
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 562



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 145

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Grove, OR

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
Businesses in Forest Grove, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Best Western1Starbucks1
Curves1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1UPS1
FedEx2Vons1
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