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Astoria is a city in Clatsop County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after John Jacob Astor.
The latitude of Astoria is 46.188N. The longitude is -123.83W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,660.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Astoria demographic reports
Astoria is on the Columbia River.
Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806 near here.
The Pacific Fur Company established Fort Astoria in 1811.
Despite the efforts of reformers, early Astoria became known for its taverns and bordellos.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Free Willy"
· 1985 movie, "The Goonies"
· 2006 movie, "The Guardian"
· 2007 movie, "Into the Wild"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Clatsop County Fair - July 31-Aug. 4, 2007
- Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - June 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Astoria web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint
Historic routes: Lewis and Clark trail
Historic sites and museums: Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Uppertown Firefighters Museum, Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities:
Clatsop Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
"Welcome to Astoria - single parent capital of America."
-- 1990 movie, "Kindergarten Cop"
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Ancestry & family history
15% of Astoria residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Astoria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Astoria was $18,759, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Astoria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Astoria festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - J
- Clatsop County Fair - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Astoria include Uniontown - Alameda Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Astoria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $907.
Libraries in Astoria include Astoria Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Astoria include Astorian
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMUN.
Clatsop County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Astoria political report.
The average commute time for Astoria workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Astoria include Best Western Astoria Inn, Comfort Suites Columbia River, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hotel Elliott, Red Lion Inn.
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~ 1990 movie, "Kindergarten Cop"
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