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Encyclopedia > Clatsop County, Oregon
Clatsop County, Oregon
Seal of Clatsop County, Oregon
Seal (Detail)
Map of Oregon highlighting Clatsop County
Location in the state of Oregon
Formed 1844
Seat Astoria
Area
 - Total
 - Water

2,809 km² (1,085 mi²)
667 km² (18 mi²) 23.74% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35,630
17/km² 
http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/

Clatsop County is a county located in the state of Oregon. The county was named for the Clatsop tribe of Native Americans, who lived along the coast of the Pacific Ocean prior to European settlement. As of 2000, the population is 35,630. The county seat is Astoria. Image File history File links Clatsop_County_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Oregon_highlighting_Clatsop_County. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... Oregon Geographic Names is an authoritative compilation of the origin and meaning of place names in the state of Oregon. ... The Clatsop (in the original language, La t cap, meaning placed of dried salmon) (Lāk!Ä“lak, dried Salmon, F. Boas) are a small tribe of Chinookan-speaking Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ...

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Economy

The principal industries of Clatsop County are fishing, lumber, and agriculture. About 30% of the lands within the county boundaries belong to the state of Oregon, as part of the state forests. The Port of Astoria was created in 1914 to support trade and commerce.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,809 km² (1,085 mi²). 2,143 km² (827 mi²) of it is land and 667 km² (258 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 23.74% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Adjacent Counties

Columbia County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 35,630 people, 14,703 households, and 9,454 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (43/mi²). There are 19,685 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.14% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.03% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 4.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 14,703 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% are married couples living together, 9.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.70% are non-families. 29.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.88. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,301, and the median income for a family is $44,575. Males have a median income of $32,153 versus $22,479 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,515. 13.20% of the population and 9.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.80% of those under the age of 18 and 8.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

The Lewis and Clark Expedition stayed for the winter of 1805-6 in the area of the future county at Fort Clatsop. Astoria, Oregon's oldest city, was established as a fur trading post in 1811 and named after John Jacob Astor. The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804–1806) was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... Fort Clatsop Fort Clatsop was the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the Oregon Country near the mouth of the Columbia River during the winter of 1805-1806. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Jacob (originally Johann Jakob) Astor (July 17, 1763 - March 29, 1848) made a fortune in fur trading and real estate. ...


Clatsop County was created from the northern and western portions of the original Twality District on June 22, 1844. Until the creation of Vancouver County five days later, Clatsop County extended north across the Columbia into present-day Washington. The Provisional and Territorial Legislatures further altered Clatsop County's boundaries in 1845 and 1853. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ...


Before 1850 most of Clatsop County's government activity occurred in Lexington, a community located where Warrenton is now. However, commercial and social activities came to center on Astoria as that city grew, and an election in 1854 chose Astoria to be the new county seat. Warrenton is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. ...


Fort Stevens, located near the peninsula formed by the south shore of the Columbia river and the Pacific Ocean, became the only continental US military installation attacked in World War II, when when submarine I-25 of the Imperial Japanese Navy fired 17 rounds at the base June 21, 1942, then escaped before the 10-inch shore guns could return fire. While the damage caused was slight (reportedly only a baseball backstop was damaged and a powerline severed), the presence of the enemy ship sowed panic along the Pacific coast of the United States. Fort Stevens is a decommisioned American military fort in the state of Oregon that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... Ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ...


Cities and towns


Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ... Looking northwest up the beach. ... Gearhart is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. ... Seaside is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. ... Warrenton is a city located in Clatsop County, Oregon. ...

Flag of Oregon

State of Oregon (capital: Salem)
Flag | Governors | Congress | Ballot measures | Parks | Fair | Grape | Trail | Music | Breweries | Rivers File links The following pages link to this file: Eugene, Oregon Oregon Portland, Oregon Willamette Valley Beaverton, Oregon Tigard, Oregon Washington County, Oregon Corvallis, Oregon Salem, Oregon Oregon City, Oregon Lake Oswego, Oregon Flag of Oregon Yamhill County, Oregon Wheeler County, Oregon Wasco County, Oregon Wallowa County, Oregon Union County... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ... The flag of Oregon bears upon its obverse the state seal supported by thirty-three stars, the words State of Oregon, and the year 1859. ... The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Senators Gordon Smith, Republican Ron Wyden, Democrat Representatives David Wu, Democrat, 1st District Greg Walden, Republican, 2nd District Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, 3rd District Peter DeFazio, Democrat, 4th District Darlene Hooley, Democrat, 5th District Categories: Oregon politicians ... The following is a partial list of Oregon ballot measures, dating back to 1990. ... This is a list of Oregon state parks. ... The Oregon Country Fair takes place every year in Veneta, Oregon, 15 miles west of Eugene for a three-day bash with 50,000 people. ... Binomial name Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt. ... For other uses of the term, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation) The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Oregons music scene is most active in Portland and the college town of Eugene. ... The following is a list of Oregon-based breweries and microbreweries. ... The following is a partial listing of rivers in the state of Oregon, United States of America. ...

Pacific NW regions:

Columbia River Gorge and Plateau | Treasure Valley | Inland Empire Darker red states are always part of the Pacific Northwest. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Treasure Valley is a region in Idaho roughly synonymous with the Boise metropolitan area. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ...

Intrastate regions:

Eastern | Western | Mount Hood Corridor | Coast | Willamette Valley Eastern Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to mean the area of the state of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, save the region around the Dalles and sometimes Klamath County. ... Western Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to apply to the portion of the state of Oregon that is west of the Cascade Range. ... The Mt. ... The Oregon Coast is a geographical term that is used to describe all or part of the coast of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean. ... The Willamette Valley is the region in northwest Oregon in the United States that surrounds the Willamette River as it proceeds northward from its emergence from mountains near Eugene to its confluence with the Columbia River. ...

Major metros:

Eugene | Medford | Portland | Salem Eugene is the third largest city [1] and boasts the second largest metropolitan population [2] in the state of Oregon, and is also the county seat of Lane County, Oregon. ... Medford is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ... The Portland metropolitan area is the urban area centered in northern Oregon (Multnomah County and parts of Washington, Yamhill, and Clackamas counties) and southern Washington (Clark County). ... State Capitol building in Salem Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. ...

Smaller cities:

Albany | Astoria | Bend | Brookings | City of The Dalles | Coos Bay | Corvallis | Dallas | Grants Pass | Gresham | Hermiston | Hood River | Klamath Falls | La Grande | Lebanon | McMinnville | Monmouth | Newberg | Ontario | Pendleton | Prineville | Redmond | Roseburg | Saint Helens | Silverton | Woodburn This List of cities in Oregon includes all incorporated towns and many unincorporated communities, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Albany is a city in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. ... Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon6, situated near the mouth of the Columbia River. ... Bend is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... Brookings is a city located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Disamb: For the German rock group The Dalles, see The Dalles (band) The Dalles is a city located in Wasco County, Oregon. ... Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon. ... Benton County Courthouse Corvallis is a city located in Benton County in central western Oregon. ... Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, Oregon. ... Grants Pass is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, Oregon6. ... Downtown Gresham at NE Roberts St and Powell Blvd. ... Hermiston is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... Hood River is a city and county seat of Hood River County, Oregon, and a river port on the Columbia River. ... Klamath Falls is a city located in Klamath County, Oregon. ... La Grande is a city located in Union County, Oregon. ... McMinnville is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Monmouth is a city located in Polk County, Oregon. ... Newberg is a city located in Yamhill County, Oregon. ... Downtown Ontario. ... Pendleton is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... Prineville is a city located in, and the county seat of Crook County6. ... Redmond is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon. ... Roseburg is a town and the country seat of Douglas County, Oregon6. ... St. ... Silverton is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ... Woodburn is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. ...

Counties:

Baker | Benton | Clackamas | Clatsop | Columbia | Coos | Crook | Curry | Deschutes | Douglas | Gilliam | Grant | Harney | Hood River | Jackson | Jefferson | Josephine | Klamath | Lake | Lane | Lincoln | Linn | Malheur | Marion | Morrow | Multnomah | Polk | Sherman | Tillamook | Umatilla | Union | Wallowa | Wasco | Washington | Wheeler | Yamhill Map of the counties of Oregon List of Oregon counties: Baker County Benton County Clackamas County Clatsop County Columbia County Coos County Crook County Curry County Deschutes County Douglas County Gilliam County Grant County Harney County Hood River County Jackson County Jefferson County Josephine County Klamath County Lake County Lane... Baker County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Clackamas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Coos County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Crook County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Curry County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Deschutes County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Gilliam County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Harney County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1889. ... Hood River County is a county created in the state of Oregon in 1908. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Josephine County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Klamath County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Lane County is a county in the state of Oregon. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Malheur County is a county located in the southeast corner of the state of Oregon. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Morrow County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Location in the state of Oregon Formed 22 December 1854 Seat Portland Area  - Total  - Water 1,206 km² (466 mi²) 79 km² (30 mi²) 6. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Sherman County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Tillamook County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Umatilla County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wallowa County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wasco County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Wheeler County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Yamhill County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Clatsop County History (528 words)
The county currently occupies an area of 873 square miles and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the Columbia River, on the east by Columbia County, and on the south by Tillamook County.
The first county government was organized in the mid-1840s with the election of justices of the peace, clerk, sheriff, assessor, treasurer, and the formation of district courts and the county board of commissioners.
The voters of Clatsop County approved a home rule charter in 1988, which called for a board of county commissioners as the policy determining body of the county, and a county administrative officer.
Clatsop County, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (677 words)
The county was named for the Clatsop tribe of Native Americans, who lived along the coast of the Pacific Ocean prior to European settlement.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
Clatsop County was created from the northern and western portions of the original Twality District on June 22, 1844.
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