The City of Beaverton is located seven miles west of Portland, Oregon, in the Tualatin River Valley, encompasses 18.6 square miles, and is home to about 90,000 residents. The city is Oregon’s sixth largest city and the second-largest incorporated city in Washington County.
Recreation Opportunities & Attractions
Beaverton is a family-friendly city and is well-known for its many attractive and well-planned neighborhoods. Residents enjoy easy access to a complete range of community services, including the largest shopping district in west metropolitan Portland and dozens of churches serving all denominations.
The city also has a vast amount of green space with over 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres. A park is located within a half mile of every home, and the city features 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths. Through a partnership with Tualatin Hills and Recreations Facilities where Beaverton residents and visitors are able to enjoy many outdoor activities. Ski slopes to the east and ocean beaches to the west provide additional opportunities for recreation.
There are over 38,500 students in 46 schools from grades K-12 in the Beaverton School District (the third largest district in Oregon). Nationally acclaimed for their students’ high SAT scores, Beaverton schools have formed strong partnerships with area businesses. Several highly regarded private schools as well as some of the region’s best state and private universities and community colleges are also located within 30 miles radius.
General City Overview
Average rainfall: 36.3 inches per year
City size: 19.6 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 / Murray-Scholls Transit Center area)
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
Median Household Income: $56,123 (2012)
Population: 93,395 (July 1, 2014)
Population density: 4,690 residents per square mile (2013)
Property tax statement: $4.24 per $1,000 assessed value for operations and debt service (figure based on 2013-2014 tax year).
provided by the Information Office of the City of Beaverton.