Sandy, Oregon

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Sandy, Oregon
settlement_type = City
nickname =
motto =

imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Downtown Sandy, July 2003



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map_caption = Location in Oregon

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Oregon
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Clackamas
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Linda K. Malone
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1913
area_magnitude =
area_total_sq_mi = 2.6
area_total_km2 = 6.8
area_land_sq_mi = 2.6
area_land_km2 = 6.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0
area_water_km2 = 0
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population_as_of = 2006
population_note =
population_total = 7070
population_metro = 16370 (for Sandy ZIP code)
population_urban =
population_density_km2 = 790.6
population_density_sq_mi = 2044.9
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 45 |latm = 23 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 122 |longm = 15 |longs = 59 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 304.8
elevation_ft = 1000
website = []
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 97055
area_code = 503
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 41-65250GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1149054GR|3
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Sandy is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, and named after the nearby Sandy River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,386, however the 2006 estimate shows 7,070 people. [ PSU:Population Research Center] ]

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


Sandy is located at 45°23'51" North, 122°15'59" West (45.397499, -122.266319)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), none of which is covered with water.


As of the censusGR|2 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/sq mi (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 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.


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.


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.

Sandy operates a public transit system called the Sandy Area Metro.


*Sandy River Airport
*Country Squire Airpark


Sandy has a city-run Internet utility called SandyNet [] , 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. [{A9ADF91E-86F8-401D-AED7-9DBEF6B23238}&DE={7E027CCF-22BE-4F93-B2A7-1B1A9DACFE56}#{7E027CCF-22BE-4F93-B2A7-1B1A9DACFE56}]

Points of interest

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


External links

* [ City of Sandy]
* [ Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Oregon Blue Book entry for Sandy]

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