Canby, Oregon

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Canby, Oregon
—  City  —
Gazebo in Wait Park on a rare snowy day

Seal
Nickname(s): Oregon's Garden Spot
Motto: Home of the Good Earth
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°15′58″N 122°41′26″W / 45.26611°N 122.69056°W / 45.26611; -122.69056Coordinates: 45°15′58″N 122°41′26″W / 45.26611°N 122.69056°W / 45.26611; -122.69056
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyClackamas
Incorporated1893
Government
 • MayorRandy Carson
Area
 • Total3.7 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land3.7 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation153 ft (46.63 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total15,829
 • Density1,156.2/sq mi (446.4/km2)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code97013
Area code(s)503 971
FIPS code41-10750[1]
GNIS feature ID1118554[2]
Websitewww.ci.canby.or.us
 
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Canby, Oregon
—  City  —
Gazebo in Wait Park on a rare snowy day

Seal
Nickname(s): Oregon's Garden Spot
Motto: Home of the Good Earth
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°15′58″N 122°41′26″W / 45.26611°N 122.69056°W / 45.26611; -122.69056Coordinates: 45°15′58″N 122°41′26″W / 45.26611°N 122.69056°W / 45.26611; -122.69056
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyClackamas
Incorporated1893
Government
 • MayorRandy Carson
Area
 • Total3.7 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land3.7 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation153 ft (46.63 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total15,829
 • Density1,156.2/sq mi (446.4/km2)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code97013
Area code(s)503 971
FIPS code41-10750[1]
GNIS feature ID1118554[2]
Websitewww.ci.canby.or.us

Canby is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 15,829 at the 2010 census.[3] It is located on Oregon Route 99E, two miles northeast of Barlow.

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History

Canby is named for Edward Richard Sprigg Canby,[4] a Civil War general who was later killed in the Modoc War by Captain Jack and his group of warriors.

The area was known as Baker Prairie[4] when the community was founded in 1857.[citation needed] Canby was platted in 1870.[5] Canby was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 15, 1893.[6]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all land.[7]

Entering Canby from the north brings visitors past the Willamette River, and from the south through the historic community of Aurora. The Molalla River passes by the western border of the city.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,790 people, 4,489 households, and 3,366 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,390.0 people per square mile (1,309.9/km²). There were 4,743 housing units at an average density of 1,257.1 per square mile (485.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.42% White, 0.47% African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 7.47% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.52% of the population.

There were 4,489 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. Households made up of individuals represented 21.2% of all households and 11.0% of all households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,811, and the median income for a family was $49,690. Males had a median income of $42,145 versus $28,775 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,322. About 6.0% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

The city's library is part of the Library Information Network of Clackamas County.

Annual cultural events

Canby is the home of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, where the annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo has been held since 1907.[8] The fairgrounds, located north of Oregon Route 99E, are used in August for the fair and year-round for other events.

Museums and other points of interest

Canby is home to the Canby Depot Museum and Hart's Reptile World.

Education

Canby students are served by the Canby School District, which includes Canby High School.

Media

The Canby Herald is the city's bi-weekly newspaper.

Transportation

Mount Hood, as seen from the Molalla Forest Road in Canby, between Southeast 13th St. and Southeast Township Road
Rail

The Union Pacific (formerly a Southern Pacific mainline) freight and passenger (via Amtrak) line runs through the center of downtown Canby although Amtrak passenger trains no longer stop here.[citation needed] The Amtrak Cascades stops in nearby Oregon City. The Oregon Pacific Railroad branchline to Molalla interchanges with the Union Pacific mainline at Canby.[citation needed]

Mass transit

The city's bus system is Canby Area Transit (CAT). CAT buses are free and do not run on weekends or major holidays, and offer connections to the Portland area TriMet WES commuter rail system[9] in Wilsonville and to Woodburn and Oregon City (bus connections only).

Automobile

Oregon Route 99E bisects the city from east to west.

Waterways

The historic Canby Ferry provides year-round transportation across the Willamette River (river conditions permitting) between Canby and Wilsonville.

Aviation

Canby is close to the Aurora State Airport and the Portland-Mulino Airport, both of which are both served by general aviation only.

Pedestrian and bicycle

Canby features a paved road which is closed to automobile traffic, the Molalla Forest Road.[citation needed] This road was formerly a private road used by logging trucks, but is now used primarily by bicyclists and pedestrians.

Notable people

Sister city

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census profiles: Oregon cities alphabetically A-C" (PDF). Portland State University Population Research Center. http://www.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.prc/files/2010_PL94_cities_A-C_updated.pdf. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 155. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  5. ^ Tims, Dana (September 4, 2010). "A thing of the past fills a modern need". The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon: Advance Publications): pp. E1, E3. 
  6. ^ Leeds, W. H. (1899). "Special Laws". The State of Oregon General and Special Laws and Joint Resolutions and Memorials Enacted and Adopted by the Twentieth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly (Salem, Oregon: State Printer): 833. http://books.google.com/?id=gsCwAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22ocean%20grove%22%20seaside%20oregon&pg=PA833. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Clackamas County Fair
  9. ^ Transit Systems that Connect With WES." Trimet. Trimet. April 17, 2009 http://trimet.org/wes/othertransit.htm
  10. ^ "Ralph Oliver Patt: Canby, Oregon". Death-Record. http://www.death-record.com/l/127167975/Ralph-Oliver-Patt. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Griewank (2010, p. 1): Griewank, Andreas (1 January 2010), Tuning guitars and reading music in major thirds, Matheon preprints, 695, Rosestr. 3a, 12524 Berlin, Germany: DFG research center "MATHEON, Mathematics for key technologies" Berlin, Postscript file and Pdf file, http://vs24.kobv.de/opus4-matheon/frontdoor/index/index/docId/675 
  12. ^ Associated Press (7 August 1991). "DOE (Department of Energy) says report on accidents at Hanford to be released soon". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Yakima). http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rH9fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MDAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2837,1619777&dq=ralph+patt&hl=en. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

    Geronios, Nicholas K. (7 August 1991). "DOE accused of concealing report: Document may detail 125 Hanford accidents". The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA). http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xxIzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H_EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6029,4575606&dq=ralph+patt&hl=en. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

  13. ^ Dorn Steele, Karen (13 July 1997). "Cracks in Hanford's clean bill of health: Congressional watchdogs want to make sure nuclear facility plugs leaks". The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA). (subscription required). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-27232026.html. 

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