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Lake Oswego is a city in Clackamas County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. (The community straddles Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The original community of Oswego was named for Oswego, NY. Lake Oswego was formed by the merger of Oswego and Lake Grove, in 1959.

The latitude of Lake Oswego is 45.420N. The longitude is -122.669W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,085.


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Median household income
Local
$71,597
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Oswego demographic reports
Lake Oswego is in the Willamette Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Lake Grove
· Oswego
Public transportation: TriMet (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Donald Schollander, swimmer, Olympic medalist
· Julianne Phillips, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lake Oswego web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Lakewood Theatre
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 84

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake Oswego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clackamas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97068 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Lake Oswego residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Oswego ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Oswego was $42,166, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

62% of Lake Oswego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Lake Oswego festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lake Oswego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $773.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,847.


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Libraries in Lake Oswego include Lake Oswego Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lake Oswego include Lake Oswego Review

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Politics

Clackamas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Oswego political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lake Oswego workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lake Oswego between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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