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  •   State: 
    Washington County
      County FIPS: 
    45°29′13″N 122°48′13″W
      Area total: 
    19.61 sq mi (50.80 km²)
      Area land: 
    19.61 sq mi (50.80 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    189 ft (58 m)
    1893; Incorporated 1893
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,970.38 residents per square mile of area (1,919.08/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Income taxes: 

Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. state of Oregon with a small portion bordering Portland in the Tualatin Valley. Its population was 97,494 at the 2020 census, making it the second-largest city in the county. It is home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc., although it sits outside of city limits on unincorporated county land. It was originally the home of a Native American tribe known as the Atfalati, which settlers mispronounced as "Beaverdam" The town's first library opened in a general store operated by Betts, who also served as the first postmaster of the community. In the early 1920s, Beaverton was home to Premium Picture Productions, a movie studio which produced about fifteen films. After the American Civil War, numerous other settlers, including Joshua Welch, George Betts, Charles Angel, W. Watson, and John Henry, laid out what is now known as Beaverton hoping they could bring a railroad to an area once described as, "mostly swamps & marshes connected by beaver dams" It was purchased by Guy Carr in 1923 and over the years Carr expanded it into several locations throughout Beaverton. The city is among the main cities that make up the Portland metropolitan area. It has a population of 400, was officially incorporated as Alonzo Cady, a local businessman, served as a first mayor in June 2010, and was officially named after the town of Beaverton, Oregon.


Beaverton is the primary city name, but also Aloha are acceptable city names or spellings. Beaverton's name is derived from the settlement's proximity to a large body of water resulting from beaver dams. The area of Tualatin Valley that became Beaverton was originally the home of a Native American tribe known as the Atfalati. The tribe named their village Chakeipi, which translates to "place of the beaver," which early settlers referred to as "Beaverdam" In 1893, Beaverton, which by that time had a population of 400, was officially incorporated. The town's first library opened in 1925. In December 2004, the city and Washington County announced an "interim plan" which would lead to Beaverton becoming the second-largest city in Oregon, second only to Portland. In 2016, voters approved a $35 million bond for a new 75,000-square-foot (7,2 m2) Public Safety Center built to withstand a major earthquake. In 2018, the Metro Council voted to once again expand the urban boundary to include the Cooper Mountain reserve, which will include the city's Emergency Management and Public Safety Centers. In August 2008, the Oregon Land Use Board of ruled that the city was barred from annexing property belonging to Leupold & Stevens. Beaverton's legal efforts to annex Nike cost the city over one million dollars. Nike plans to expand its campus by 3.2 million square feet (approximately 300,000 square feet) in 2016, at a projected cost of one billion dollars. The Oregon State Legislature has also passed legislation which redetermined Washington County's urban growth boundaries to include more development.


As of January 2020, Beaverton covers a total area of 19.7 square miles (51 km²), all of it land except for small creeks, ponds, and lakes. The elevation within city limits ranges from as high as 698.2 feet (212.8 m) above sea level to as low as 131.7 feet (40.1 m) The city is divided into 13 neighborhoods: Central Beaverton, Denney Whitford, Raleigh West, Five Oaks, Triple Creek, Greenway, Highland, Neighbors Southwest, Sexton Mountain, South Beaverton and West Slope. Each neighborhood runs a Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) to discuss neighborhood affairs, with the exception of Five Oaks and Triple Creek. Beaverton is bordered by Portland to the east, Hillsboro to the west, and Tigard to the south. Much of the remaining area surrounding Beaverton in the north and southwest constitutes unincorporated Washington County land. It is located along the eastern edge of the Tualatin Valley just west of the Tualatin Mountains. The city averages at 189 feet (58 m) Above sea level, the elevation of the city is between 698 feet and 698 feet (211.8m) The elevation of Beaverton's downtown area is between 603 feet (200.7m) and 605 feet (223.5m) within the city limits. It has a population of 2,816. It was founded in 1838.


As of 2020 the median income for a household in the city was $38,261, and the median incomes for a family was $71,806. Males had a median income of $41,683 versus $31,204 for females. About 5.0% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 6.8%. The racial makeup of the city is 59% Non-Hispanic White, 2.9% African American, 1.0%, Native American, 12.2% Asian, 0. 5% Pacific Islander, 8.7% from other races, and 12.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.1%. The city's population is expected to reach 97,494 as of the census of 2020. The city has a population density of 4,794.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,851.2/km²). There were 39,500 housing units at an average density of 2,108.9 per squaremile (814.3/ km²) The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is located near the border with Mexico and the state of New Mexico. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The U.N. World War I commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg with an annual commemorative commemoration.


Beaverton is home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc. Leupold & Stevens, maker of rifle scopes and other specialty optics, has been located on property adjacent to the City of Beaverton since 1968. Beaverton is the location of numerous technology organizations and companies, including Linux Technology Center of IBM, Tektronix, Maxim Integrated Products, VeriWave, and Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), a non-profit tech startup incubator. The largest employers in the city are: Beaverton Farmer's Market,BG's Food Cartel, and Tualatin Hills Nature Park. The city's largest tourist attractions are: Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Hyland Forest Park, and Red Tail Golf Center. The Beaverton City Council's 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report lists the city's top employers as the following: Beaverton Farmers Market, Grouse Mountain Vineyards, Beaverton Golf and Country Club, and Cedar Hills Crossing. The City's top tourist attraction is Cooper Mountain Vineyard, which is located in the northern part of the city. It is also home to a variety of restaurants, big-box retailers, a bowling alley, and more. It also has a number of national parks, including Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Park, Mount Rainier, and Mount Hood State Park, which are all within the city limits. The town's largest amusement park is Beaverton Lake, which was built in the 1930s and is located on the banks of the Deschutes River.


The current mayor of Beaverton is Lacey Beaty, who was first elected in 2020. The Beaverton City Council consists of six councilors. The Mayor and City Councilors are all elected at large to serve four-year terms. The city has a council-manager form of government where the City Council and Mayor hire a city manager who is the administrative head of the city. The mayor and city councilors are elected atlarge to serve 4-year term. The City Council has a mayor and councilors who are allelected at large. The council- manager form ofGovernment is the city's current system of government. The current city manager is the mayor's deputy, who is also the city council's chief of staff.


The Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, opened in 1978, features swimming, athletics, tennis, baseball, softball and basketball facilities. Beaverton became the first city in Oregon to have an ice rink dedicated to the sport of curling in 2013. In January 2017, the Evergreen Curling Club hosted the United States Curling Association Senior Women's National Championship. In 2014, the BeavertonAloha Little League Intermediate baseball team won the state tournament and traveled to Nogales, Arizona to play in the regional tournament. In 2006, the Murrayhill Little League baseball team qualified for the 2006 Little League World Series, the first Oregon team in 48 years to go that far. In addition, a Junior Softball team from Beaverton went to 2006 World Series in Kirkland, Washington, ending in sixth place. In 2002, Beaverton's Little League Softballteam took second place to Waco, Texas, in the Little LeagueSoftball World Series. In 2013, the city hosted the U.S. Curled Association Senior women's National Championships. The city's ice rink is dedicated to curling, and it was the first in the state to host such an event. The ice rink opened in January 2013, and the city's first curling club was opened in November 2013. The town has been home to the Oregon State High School Baseball and Softball teams since the 1970s. The Beaverton High School Football team has been in existence since the 1980s.


The Beaverton School District has six public high schools and several public option schools. Private schools in the area include German American School,Holy Trinity School,Jesuit High School,Saint Cecilia Grade School, Southwest Christian School, Valley Catholic School, and WoodHaven School. Portland Community College (PCC) is based in Beaverton, but some facilities operate in Portland, as well as Beaverton. The school district also has several alternative schools like the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, and Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering. The district's high school mascot is the "Beaverton Bear" and the school district has a mascot of the same name as the city of Beaverton: Beaverton Bear. The Beaverton High School football team is nicknamed the "Bears" and has won several state championships. The high school football team has won two state championships and one Oregon state championship. Beaverton has one of the highest graduation rates in the state of Oregon. It also has the second highest graduation rate in the United States, behind Portland State University, which has a graduation rate of over 80%. The district has four high schools with more than 1,000 students in each grade. It has a number of alternative schools including Merlo Station High School and the International School of the Beaverton area, which serves grades 6-12. It is also home to several private schools, including the "German American School" and "Holy Trinity" schools. The public schools are part of the Portland School District, which was formed in the 1950s.


Beaverton is served by transit bus, commuter rail, and light rail services operated by TriMet. The city is the location of a major freeway interchange for U.S. Route 26 (US 26; Sunset Highway) and Oregon Route 217 (OR 217) The Sunset Highway connects Beaverton to Hillsboro and the Oregon Coast to the west and Portland to the east. Beaverton Transit Center, TriMet's busiest transit center, serves as a transit hub for bus routes mostly operating on the west side and as the northern terminus of WES Commuter Rail. Fire protection is provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. EMS services are provided by Metro West Ambulance. Oregon Electric and Red Electric interurban lines once served the city in the early 20th century. The MAX Blue Line serves all seven stations while the MAX Red Line serves only Beaverton transit Center and Sunset Transit Center. Intercity bus services with stops in Beaverton include POINT and TCTD. In the 1940s, a division of Portland Stages, Inc., provided limited bus transit service between the city and downtown Portland. This was one of four privately owned bus companies that served the Portland metropolitan area and were collectively known as the "Blue Bus" lines. All four companies were replaced in 1970 by Tri Met, which expanded bus service to cover more areas of Beaverton. The first station southbound on WES, the second station south of Interstate 5 (I-5), is also located in the city.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon = 36.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 53. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Beaverton = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 97,494 individuals with a median age of 35.8 age the population grows by 15.75% in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,970.38 residents per square mile of area (1,919.08/km²). There are average 2.47 people per household in the 35,323 households with an average household income of $55,777 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.00% of the available work force and has dropped -5.76% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.48%. The number of physicians in Beaverton per 100,000 population = 237.8.


The annual rainfall in Beaverton = 39.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 2.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 152. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 141. 79 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 33.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 65, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 44.81%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 23 years with median home cost = $222,950 and home appreciation of -12.32%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.92 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,527 per student. There are 17 students for each teacher in the school, 422 students for each Librarian and 597 students for each Counselor. 7.42% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 26.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.18% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Beaverton's population in Washington County, Oregon of 18,891 residents in 1900 has increased 5,16-fold to 97,494 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.19% female residents and 49.81% male residents live in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon are married and the remaining 44.68% are single population.

  • 25.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Beaverton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.41% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.30% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 7.97% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.48% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, 44.81% are owner-occupied homes, another 50.15% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.04% are vacant.

  • The 24.89% of the population in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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