Troutdale, Oregon

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Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,777.

Troutdale was incorporated on October 2, 1907. It was named after the country home of Captain John Harlow, a former sea captain from Maine, and a successful Portland businessman. According to an article in the Oregonian in 1959, he named his home Troutdale because it had a "small dale near his house where it had a fish pond which he stocked with trout."

The city serves as the western gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, and the Columbia River Gorge.



Troutdale is located at 45°31′46″N 122°23′30″W / 45.529551°N 122.391569°W / 45.529551; -122.391569,[3] bordering the confluence of the Sandy River and the Columbia River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), none of which is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,777 people, 4,671 households, and 3,690 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,761.1 people per square mile (1,066.0/km2). There were 4,865 housing units at an average density of 975.0/sq mi (376.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.54% White, 4.14% Asian, 1.90% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.62% of the population.

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