Sandy, Oregon

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Sandy, Oregon
—  City  —
Downtown Sandy, July 2003
Motto: "Gateway to Mount Hood"
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 122°15′59″W / 45.3975°N 122.26639°W / 45.3975; -122.26639Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 122°15′59″W / 45.3975°N 122.26639°W / 45.3975; -122.26639
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyClackamas
Incorporated1913
Government
 • MayorBill King
Area
 • City2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,000 ft (305 m)
Population (2010)
 • City9,570
 • Density2,044.9/sq mi (790.6/km2)
 • Metro16,370 (for Sandy ZIP code)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code97055
Area code(s)503 and 971
FIPS code41-65250[1]
GNIS feature ID1149054[2]
Websitewww.ci.sandy.or.us
 
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Sandy, Oregon
—  City  —
Downtown Sandy, July 2003
Motto: "Gateway to Mount Hood"
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 122°15′59″W / 45.3975°N 122.26639°W / 45.3975; -122.26639Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 122°15′59″W / 45.3975°N 122.26639°W / 45.3975; -122.26639
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyClackamas
Incorporated1913
Government
 • MayorBill King
Area
 • City2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,000 ft (305 m)
Population (2010)
 • City9,570
 • Density2,044.9/sq mi (790.6/km2)
 • Metro16,370 (for Sandy ZIP code)
Time zonePacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code97055
Area code(s)503 and 971
FIPS code41-65250[1]
GNIS feature ID1149054[2]
Websitewww.ci.sandy.or.us

Sandy is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, and named after the nearby Sandy River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,570.[3]

The city serves as the western gateway to the Mount Hood Corridor.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.

Motorcycles in downtown Sandy

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
190096
1910250160.4%
1920242−3.2%
193028417.4%
194047366.5%
19501,003112.1%
19601,14714.4%
19701,54434.6%
19802,90588.1%
19904,15242.9%
20005,38529.7%
20109,57077.7%
source:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,385 people, 1,956 households, and 1,431 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,044.9 people per square mile (790.6/km²). There were 2,080 housing units at an average density of 789.8 per square mile (305.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.91% White, 1.15% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 1,956 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,115, and the median income for a family was $52,543. Males had a median income of $41,141 versus $25,604 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,138. About 3.8% of the families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% under the age of 18 and 5.2% of those 65 and older.

Many people who consider themselves citizens of Sandy live within a six to eight mile (13 km) radius of the city along various well-populated rural roads, as well as U.S. Route 26. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the 2006 population of the 97055 ZIP code, which includes land outside the city limits, was 16,370. In 2010 Mayor Malone was voted out as the mayor. January 1, 2011 Bill King took over as Mayor of the city.

Education

There are three schools within Sandy's city limits: Sandy Grade School, Cedar Ridge Middle School and Sandy High School. Those schools are administered by the regional Oregon Trail School District.

Transportation

U.S. Route 26 runs through the middle of Sandy, forming downtown Sandy's Pioneer and Proctor Boulevards. Sandy is the northern terminus of Oregon Route 211.

Mass transit

From at least the 1940s[6] through the 1960s, bus transit service connecting Sandy with Gresham and Portland was provided by a private company named Portland Stages, Inc.[7] This service was taken over by TriMet, a then-new public agency, in 1970, and TriMet continued to provide transit service to Sandy until 2000.

Since the beginning of 2000, Sandy has operated its own public transit system, a free service called the Sandy Area Metro,[8] which connects with the Mountain Express.

Air

Media

Sandy has a city-run Internet utility called SandyNet,[9] which provides high-speed online access to residents.

The Sandy Post is the community's weekly newspaper, and is the official newspaper of record for the city's legal notices.[10]

Points of interest

Sandy is the home of the annual Sandy Mountain Festival, the Sandy Oktoberfest and the yearly Hometown Holiday Festival and Parade.

Sandy citizens constitute a large percentage of celebrators of Yuletide Christmas Festival Sweater Day.

Jonsrud Viewpoint, a wonderful view of Mt. Hood and the Sandy River valley. This viewpoint was donated to the City of Sandy by Philip Jonsrud, a son of early settlers and lifelong resident of Sandy.

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. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 215.
  5. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Oregon 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2007-41.csv. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Stage Fares To Increase" (August 6, 1947). The Oregonian, p. 9.
  7. ^ "Morgan [state public utility commissioner] Grants Bus Fare Hike". (September 17, 1958). The Oregonian, p. 1.
  8. ^ "Riders express happiness as free bus service starts" (January 5, 2000). The Oregonian (Washington County editions).
  9. ^ http://www.sandynet.org/
  10. ^ http://www.cityofsandy.com/index.asp?Type=B_LIST&SEC={A9ADF91E-86F8-401D-AED7-9DBEF6B23238}&DE={7E027CCF-22BE-4F93-B2A7-1B1A9DACFE56}#{7E027CCF-22BE-4F93-B2A7-1B1A9DACFE56} cityofsandy.com

External links

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