Gaston, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 708 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.0%
 
Males: 365  (51.7%)
Females: 343  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97119.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,005 (it was $36,458 in 2000)
Gaston:

$61,005
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,072 (it was $17,758 in 2000)

Gaston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $243,266 (it was $142,500 in 2000)
Gaston:

$243,266
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $246,788; detached houses: $266,204; mobile homes: $113,534

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,124.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gaston: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.1%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gaston, OR (2010)
    • 54785.9%White alone
    • 7011.0%Hispanic
    • 81.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.9%Two or more races
    • 40.6%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gaston, Oregon as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gaston is 576 to 1.


Crime rates in Gaston by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(149.5)
1
(143.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(152.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(124.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(310.6)
2
(304.9)
1
(150.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(389.6)
5
(642.7)
5
(624.2)
1
(124.2)
5
(776.4)
3
(457.3)
8
(1,203)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(1,818)
15
(1,928)
7
(873.9)
6
(745.3)
13
(2,019)
26
(3,963)
20
(3,008)
17
(2,541)
3
(429.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(519.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(150.4)
2
(299.0)
1
(143.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(152.4)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)141.6122.1103.638.5197.2297.3246.6245.1143.3

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Gaston, OR City Guides:

Ancestries: German (17.3%), American (9.1%), Irish (6.5%), English (6.1%), Italian (6.1%), Moroccan (4.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1911

Elevation: 195 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 3,176 people per square mile   (average).

Gaston, Oregon map

26 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

4.5%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,509 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,644 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hillsboro, OR (11.4 miles , pop. 70,186).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (25.0 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (824.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Chehalem Mountain, OR (1.9 miles ),
Forest Grove, OR (2.5 miles ),
Yamhill, OR (2.6 miles ),
Cornelius, OR (2.7 miles ),
Carlton, OR (3.2 miles ),
Hillsboro, OR (3.4 miles ),
Banks, OR (3.5 miles ),
Newberg, OR (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 45.44 N, Longitude: 123.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 503

Distribution of median household income in Gaston, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gaston, OR in 2017

Property values in Gaston, OR

Gaston satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Oregon:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Gaston, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.7%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Gaston, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
  • Computer specialists (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)

Average climate in Gaston, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 7.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.06
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00810. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00810
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Gaston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 184% 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 129.1 miles away from Gaston 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 117.5 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 349.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 135.7 miles away from Gaston center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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 282.9 miles away from the city 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 304.9 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).
Gaston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gaston:

  • LAURELWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME (ROUTE 2 BOX 145)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Gaston:

  • PNRS RAINES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)
  • TUALITY FOREST GROVE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)
  • TUALITY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)
  • FOREST VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)
  • MARQUIS CARE AT FOREST GROVE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)
  • LOU-DEL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)
  • FOREST GROVE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FOREST GROVE, OR)

Airports located in Gaston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaston:

  • Pacific University (about 7 miles; Forest Grove, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,967)
  • George Fox University (about 13 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 20 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)
  • Portland Community College (about 20 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 23,600)
  • University of Portland (about 23 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 23 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Portland State University (about 23 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)

Public high schools in Gaston:

  • GASTON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 250, Location: 300 PARK ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • OREGON VIRTUAL EDUCATION - WEST (Location: 300 PARK ST, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle school in Gaston:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gaston: Gaston Municipal Court (A), Gaston City Hall (B), Gaston Rural Fire Protection District (C), Library of Gaston (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Gaston: Wapato Valley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Court Walnut Grove (9200 Southwest Nixon Drive).

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 Gaston and their reported violations in the past:

GASTON, CITY OF (Population served: 620, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-24-2011 to OCT-24-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
LAURELWOOD WATER USERS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 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 (MAR-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-26-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-26-2009)
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • 33 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gaston that have no violations reported:

  • LA WATER CO-OP (Population served: 2,100, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.4%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.5%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Gaston:

Marital status in Gaston, OR
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Gaston:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gaston, 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
Here:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

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
Washington County:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

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

6.5%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
State:

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

13.8%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gaston:

45.1%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.7%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gaston:

11.0%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gaston:

6.7
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gaston:

34.7%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

53.0%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Gaston:

79.1%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gaston, 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
Water Supply 1$4,149$49,7880$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,233$38,7960$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$7,382$44,2920$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($66.38)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $128,000 ($180.79)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($60.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($16.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($16.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($5.65)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($4.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $111,000 ($156.78)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($2.82)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($9.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $85,000 ($120.06)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($2.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($5.65)
    Highways: $3,000 ($4.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($42.37)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $238,000 ($336.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $109,000 ($153.95)
    Highways: $35,000 ($49.44)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($12.71)
  • Tax - Property: $172,000 ($242.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000 ($43.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $587,000 ($829.10)

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gaston:

  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KUIK (1360 AM; 5 kW; HILLSBORO, OR; Owner: DOLPHIN COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KDZR (1640 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gaston:

  • K225AI (92.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Gaston:

  • KATU (Channel 2; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • K18EL (Channel 18; NEWBERG/TIGARD, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPDX (Channel 49; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KWBP-LP (Channel 4; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTV (Channel 12; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K57IF (Channel 57; SALEM, OR; Owner: LaGRANDE BROADCASTING, 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)
  • 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 45.6mTotal length
  • $3,223,000Total costs
  • 44,733Total average daily traffic
  • 3,134Total average daily truck traffic
  • 63,379Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gaston, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gaston, OR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 54000 Sw Hankins Rd (114768) (Lat: 45.477056 Lon: -123.231944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA265
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 10/01/2024, Certifier: Jessica B LyonsRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Douglas I Brandon, 13205 Sw Spring Hill Road (Lat: 45.425000 Lon: -123.114444), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services, Inc., Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222
  • Douglas I Brandon, 13205 Sw Spring Hill Road (Lat: 45.425000 Lon: -123.114444), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services, Inc., Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • FERNHILL RESERVOIR, Fernhill Reservoir 6.8 Km Ne Of Gaston (Lat: 45.486000 Lon: -123.089361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 22.8 m, Overall height: 24.2 m, Call Sign: WNSR611,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.337 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 02/22/2021, Certifier: Bill Gaffi, Registrant: Adcomm Engineering Company, 3929 184th Place Se, Bothell, WA 98012-8827, Phone: (425) 489-0125, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:
  • 49800 Sw Scoggins Valley Rd (Lat: 45.468750 Lon: -123.189333), Call Sign: WQVR545,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.350 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2015, Expiration Date: 04/22/2025, Certifier: John Schmidt, Registrant: Industrial Communications And Electronics, 201 Erie Drive, Billings, MT 59101, Phone: (406) 259-1212, Fax: (406) 259-9989, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • IOWA, Iowa Hill (Lat: 45.460833 Lon: -123.084556), Type: Upole, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQMN952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17965.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/07/2010, Expiration Date: 10/07/2020, Certifier: Ian Haight, Registrant: Freewire Broadband LLC, 7327 Sw Barnes Road #702, Portland, OR 97225, Phone: (503) 614-8282, Fax: (503) 614-8283, Email:
  • OR1 IOWA HILL, 13205 Sw Spring Hill Road (Lat: 45.424917 Lon: -123.114333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WQOF777,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 09/13/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/06/2013, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Stimsons, 49800 Sw Scoggins Valley Rd (Lat: 45.465722 Lon: -123.185306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQTU660,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17880.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2014, Expiration Date: 04/16/2024, Certifier: Tim D Miller, Registrant: Whiz To Coho Inc., 12800 Nw Bishop Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124, Phone: (503) 647-5957, Fax: (503) 214-5490, Email:
  • Milton, 50268 Dundee Road, 97119 (Lat: 45.456167 Lon: -123.201028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 5.1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQTU663,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHz, 19440.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2014, Expiration Date: 04/16/2024, Certifier: Tim D Miller, Registrant: Whiz To Coho Inc., 12800 Nw Bishop Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124, Phone: (503) 647-5957, Fax: (503) 214-5490, Email:
  • ELKCOVE, 27751 Nw Olson Rd (Lat: 45.414611 Lon: -123.185806), Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WRAK345,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2017, Expiration Date: 12/12/2027, Certifier: Patrick Fuchs, Registrant: Mcminnville Access Company, 1305 Ne Lafayette Ave, Mcminnville, OR 97128, Phone: (503) 472-9200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gaston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gaston)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$191,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0330.00

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 39. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 81 took place in 2005, and the least - 4 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gaston, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.0%), and Outside Fires (35.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gaston, OR
    • 34853.0%Structure Fires
    • 23335.5%Outside Fires
    • 517.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 243.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gaston, OR
Most common first names in Gaston, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2374.4 years
George1878.2 years
William1876.6 years
Robert1769.4 years
James1277.1 years
Mary1083.8 years
Alice979.7 years
Elizabeth983.3 years
Charles981.3 years
Helen982.0 years
Most common last names in Gaston, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1379.9 years
Clark767.4 years
Phillips786.7 years
Brown776.9 years
Johnson570.8 years
Smith568.8 years
Payne582.4 years
Hardebeck583.4 years
Lambert575.6 years
Harris580.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gaston, OR
  • 61.8%Electricity
  • 26.0%Wood
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gaston, OR
  • 69.0%Electricity
  • 21.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Wood


Gaston compared to Oregon state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Gaston on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hungary (population 500+)"
  • #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"
There are 13 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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