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Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, in the Astoria metro area.

The community name derives from a shipwreck of the schooner Shark in 1846, when a small cannon drifted ashore

The latitude of Cannon Beach is 45.891N. The longitude is -123.96W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,608.


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Median household income
Local
$39,271
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cannon Beach demographic reports
Cannon Beach is on the Pacific Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Elk Creek
· Ecola
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Free Willy"
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Unveiling Art Festival - May 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cannon Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ecola State Park, Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Oswald West State Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cannon Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clatsop County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97145 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Cannon Beach residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cannon Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cannon Beach was $24,465, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Cannon Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cannon Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $472.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,221.


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Clatsop County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cannon Beach political report.

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The average commute time for Cannon Beach workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cannon Beach include Inn at Cannon Beach, Ocean Lodge.

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