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Gates is a city in Marion County, in the Salem metro area. (The community straddles Marion and Linn counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Mary Gates, settler
The latitude of Gates is 44.756N. The longitude is -122.415W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 482.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gates demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97346 ZIP code.
15% of Gates residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gates ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gates was $17,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Gates residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gates, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $394. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $806.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gates political report.
The average commute time for Gates workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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