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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Oswego was $42,166, compared with $21,587 nationally.
62% of Lake Oswego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lake Oswego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $773. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,847.
Libraries in Lake Oswego include Lake Oswego Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lake Oswego include Lake Oswego Review
Clackamas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Oswego political report.
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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