North Plains, Oregon

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North Plains is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States, off U.S. 26 on the northwest outskirts of the Portland metropolitan area. The population was 1,605 at the 2000 census; by July 2007 the population was estimated to be 1,813.[3]



North Plains is located at 45°35′50″N 122°59′53″W / 45.59722°N 122.99806°W / 45.59722; -122.99806 (45.597093, -122.998081).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


What was to become the city of North Plains was first platted in September 1910 by the Ruth Trust Company of Portland, which purchased area tracts after James J. Hill made plans to extend United Railways there.[5][6]

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, located just outside of town, was where David Duval won the Nike Tour Championship in 1993, and was home to the U.S. Women's Open in 1997 and 2003.[7] Horning's Hideout within the North Plains area was home to Faerieworlds Festival 2004[8]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,605 people, 594 households, and 422 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,044.7 people per square mile (794.5/km²). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 806.4/sq mi (313.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.78% White, 1.87% Asian, 1.68% Native American, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.74% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.10% of the population. On a percentage basis, North Plains is among the top 100 locations (with at least 500 residents) home to Panamanian Americans.[9]

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