Beaverton City Trivia

June 9, 2016 11:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Beaverton Historical Society

  • Up to 20,000 visitors visit our Farmer’s Market each week!
  • Average rainfall: 36.3 inches per year (about 6 inches less than Baltimore).
  • City size: 18.7 square miles
  • Coordinates: N 45º 29.14 W 122º 47.84 (latitude / longitude)
  • Elevation above sea level:
  • Low: 131.7 feet above sea level (at the Progress Ridge Rock Quarry)
  • Average: 189 feet above sea level
  • High: 698.2 feet above sea level (just north of
    Highway 26 and Camelot Center)
  • Form of government: Strong mayor (mayor / council)
  • Location: Seven miles west of Portland, Oregon
  • Population density: 4,821 residents per square mile
  • Property tax statement: $4.24 per $1,000 assessed value for operations and debt service (figure based on 2012-2013 tax year)
  • Voted 2013 Safest City in Oregon (by CQ Press)
  • Received 2012 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award (by U.S. Conference of Mayors)
  • Received “Smarter City” Energy Leader Designation (by Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Voted 100 Best Places to Live in America (by Money magazine)
  • Voted Best places to Raise Kids (by BusinessWeek magazine)
  • Voted Top 25 Suburbs for Retirement (by Forbes.com)
  • Voted 100 Best Walking Cities in America (by Prevention magazine)
  • Received 2008 Recycler of the Year (from the Association of Oregon Recyclers)
  • Received Tree City USA Designation (by the Arbor Day Foundation)
  • Received Bicycle Friendly Community, Bronze Award (by the League of American Bicyclists)
  • Received Green Power Community Designation (by Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Received Public Involvement Project of the Year, Beaverton Community
  • Vision program (by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter)
  • How big is Beaverton? 18.6 square Miles
  • Beaverton’s average elevation is 186 feet above sea level.
  • Beaverton’s general cost of living index is 110.9 which is over twice as low as
  • New York (212.1) and lower than San Francisco (177.0), San Diego (141.0) and Seattle (118.6).
  • Beaverton is rated the safest city in the pacific northwest and in the top 50 nationwide.
  • The Beaverton School District is the 3rd largest in Oregon.
  • Percentage of female population (2010): 51.4%
  • Percentage of Foreign born persons (2011): 21.8%
  • Number of veterans: 5724
  • Number of housing units (2010): 39500
  • Homeownership rate (2011): 49.7%
  • Number of households: 36,458
  • Median household income: $55,115
  • Persons below poverty level (2011): 12.1%
  • Total number of businesses (2007: 9381)
  • Persons per square mile (2010): 4,795
  • Hottest month: July (average temp of 81 with a record high of 106 in 2006)
  • Coldest month: Feb (average temp of 35 with a record low of 0 in 1983)
  • December is the wettest month of the year.
  • At an average of 36 inches of rain per year, Beaverton ranks lower than both Baltimore and Miami.
  • Beaverton’s longest daylight stretch during the summer is almost 16 Hours! (5:21am to 9:02pm)
  • In 1990, Beaverton received over 9 inches of snow over a two day period.
  • Beaverton has over 200 parks with 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25 mile bike path network.

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