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Sandy is a city in Clackamas County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
The community was named for the Sandy River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Oregon named Sandy. For links to other places called Sandy, OR, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sandy is 45.397N. The longitude is -122.26W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,186.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sandy 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 97055 ZIP code.
20% of Sandy residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sandy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sandy was $20,138, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Sandy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sandy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $572. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,235.
Libraries in Sandy include Sandy Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sandy include Sandy Post
Clackamas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sandy political report.
The average commute time for Sandy workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Sandy include Best Western.
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