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Sandy, Oregon
—  City  —
Downtown Sandy, July 2003
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 122°15′59″W / 45.3975°N 122.26639°W / 45.3975; -122.26639Coordinates: 45°23′51″N 122°15′59″W / 45.3975°N 122.26639°W / 45.3975; -122.26639
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clackamas
Incorporated 1913
 - Mayor Linda K. Malone
 - City 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 - Land 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,000 ft (305 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 7,070
 - Density 2,044.9/sq mi (790.6/km2)
 - Metro 16,370 (for Sandy ZIP code)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97055
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-65250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1149054[2]

Sandy is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, and named after the nearby Sandy River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,385, however the 2006 estimate shows 7,070 people.[3]

The city serves as the western gateway to the Mount Hood Corridor.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), none of which is covered with water.

Motorcycles in downtown Sandy


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 96
1910 250 160.4%
1920 242 −3.2%
1930 284 17.4%
1940 473 66.5%
1950 1,003 112.1%
1960 1,147 14.4%
1970 1,544 34.6%
1980 2,905 88.1%
1990 4,152 42.9%
2000 5,385 29.7%
Est. 2007 8,643 60.5%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,385 people, 1,956 households, and 1,431 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,044.9 people per square mile (790.6/km²). There were 2,080 housing units at an average density of 789.8/sq mi (305.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.91% White, 1.15% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 1,956 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,115, and the median income for a family was $52,543. Males had a median income of $41,141 versus $25,604 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,138. About 3.8% of the families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% under the age of 18 and 5.2% of those 65 and older.

Many people who consider themselves citizens of Sandy live within a six to eight mile (13 km) radius of the city along various well-populated rural roads, as well as U.S. Route 26. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the 2006 population of the 97055 ZIP code, which includes land outside the city limits, was 16,370.


There are three schools within Sandy's city limits: Sandy Grade School, Cedar Ridge Middle School and Sandy High School. Those schools are administered by the regional Oregon Trail School District.


U.S. Route 26 runs through the middle of Sandy, forming downtown Sandy's Pioneer and Proctor Boulevards. Sandy is the northern terminus of Oregon Route 211.

Sandy operates a free public transit system called the Sandy Area Metro and has connections with the Mountain Express.



Sandy has a city-run Internet utility called SandyNet,[6] which provides high-speed online access to residents.

The Sandy Post is the community's weekly newspaper, and is the official newspaper of record for the city's legal notices.[7]

Points of interest

Sandy is the home of the annual Sandy Mountain Festival, the Sandy Oktoberfest and the yearly Hometown Holiday Festival and Parade.


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