Metzger, Oregon

Metzger, Oregon
Metzger, Oregon
—  CDP  —
Metzger Elementary School
Location of Metzger, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°26′53″N 122°45′37″W / 45.44806°N 122.76028°W / 45.44806; -122.76028Coordinates: 45°26′53″N 122°45′37″W / 45.44806°N 122.76028°W / 45.44806; -122.76028
Country United States
State Oregon
County Washington
 – Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 – Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 3,354
 – Density 4,556.0/sq mi (1,759.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97223
Area code(s) 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-47800[1]
GNIS feature ID 1136533[2]

Metzger is a census-designated place, in Washington County. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 3,354. Its name is derived from the German word for "butcher".



Herman Metzger platted the community, which was actively marketed from 1908–1909.[4] The south branch of the Oregon Electric Railway passed through the community, and had a stop that was located off Locust Street east of Jefferson.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Washington Square, a major shopping mall, lies immediately west of Metzger.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,354 people, 1,500 households, and 831 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,556.0 people per square mile (1,750.0/km²). There were 1,583 housing units at an average density of 2,150.3 per square mile (825.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.02% White, 2.71% Asian, 1.10% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.98% Pacific Islander, 4.38% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.50% of the population.

There were 1,500 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,361, and the median income for a family was $57,159. Males had a median income of $40,139 versus $28,023 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,121. About 4.2% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 639. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 

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