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Encyclopedia > Milwaukie, Oregon
Milwaukie, Oregon
Nickname: The Dogwood City of the West
Motto: A great place to live, work, and play.
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°26′44″N 122°37′24″W / 44.44556, -122.62333
County Clackamas County
Incorporated 1903
Government
 - Mayor James Bernard
Area
 - City 12.5 km²  (4.8 sq mi)
 - Land 12.5 km² (4.8 sq mi)
 - Water 0.1 km² (0.04 sq mi)
Elevation 11.9 m (39 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 20,835
 - Density 1,644.7/km² (4,256.5/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.cityofmilwaukie.org

Milwaukie (IPA: [mɪl wɔ ki]) is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Known as the Dogwood City of the West, it was founded in 1847 as a rival to upriver Oregon City by Lot Whitcomb, who named it for Milwaukie, Wisconsin (later spelled Milwaukee). The population was 20,490 at the 2000 census. The 2006 estimate is 20,835 residents.[1] The city was incorporated in 1903 and is noted as the birthplace of the Bing cherry. It is more recently known as the home of Dark Horse Comics. The city has become a suburb of Portland and also adjoins the unincorporated areas of Clackamas and Oak Grove. This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias OR county maps by Bumm13. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Clackamas County (IPA: ) is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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Geography

Milwaukie is located at 45°26′48″N, 122°37′56″W (45.445491, -122.623353)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²). 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.41%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,490 people, 8,561 households, and 5,282 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,644.7/km² (4,256.5/mi²). There were 8,988 housing units at an average density of 721.5/km² (1,867.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.96% White, 0.95% African American, 0.94% Native American, 2.36% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 were 8,561 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $43,635, and the median income for a family was $51,649. Males had a median income of $36,674 versus $29,957 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,342. About 6.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Community

Most children living in Milwaukie attend one of seven area public elementary schools, Rowe Middle School, Alder Creek Middle School, Rex Putnam High School, and Milwaukie High School. Milwaukie High School hosts the nationally recognized[1] Living History Day annually, occurring every November since 1996. On this day thousands of veterans are welcomed into the school to help educate students about the past. There is also a private Catholic high school, La Salle High School, named after St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, and the Portland Waldorf School, which serves grades K-12. Rex Putnam High School, often called simply Putnam High School or RPHS is a public high school in Milwaukie, Oregon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this school-related article may require cleanup. ... La Salle High School is a Catholic College Preparatory located near Portland, Oregon. ... Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, painting 1734 (15 years after the subjects death) by Pierre Léger St. ...


Currently, the downtown area of Milwaukie is undergoing a revival in which new apartments and retail space are under construction and a riverfront park is being developed. Existing attractions include a Sunday farmer's market and many restaurants, coffee shops and stores. Many small businesses have been switched by the City Council to parking lots to accommodate this surge of residential and commercial zones.[citation needed]


Notable residents

Mike Bliss (born April 5, 1965, in Milwaukie, Oregon) is a NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...

Sister City

Milwaukie has one sister city [2], as designated by Sister Cities International: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between a city in the United States and a city in another country. ...

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