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Suburb; wine country

Forest Grove is a city in Washington County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

The latitude of Forest Grove is 45.52N. The longitude is -123.109W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,880.


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Median household income
Local
$40,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forest Grove demographic reports
Forest Grove is in the Willamette Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Tualatin
Public transportation: TriMet (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1980 movie, "The Empire Strikes Back"
Performing arts: Theatre in the Grove
Colleges and universities: Pacific University
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Forest Grove demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington 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 97113 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Forest Grove residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest Grove ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest Grove was $16,992, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Forest Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Forest Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,183.


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Libraries in Forest Grove include Forest Grove City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Forest Grove include Forest Grove News-Times

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Washington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest Grove political report.

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The average commute time for Forest Grove workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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