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Scappoose, Oregon
The skyline of Scappoose circa 1929
The skyline of Scappoose circa 1929
Proactive, Efficient, and Friendly Service
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Columbia
Incorporated 1921
 • Mayor Scott Burge
 • Total 2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Land 2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
62 ft (18.9 m)
 • Total 6,592
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,397.1/sq mi (925.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-65500
GNIS feature ID 1126635

Scappoose /skæˈps/ is a city in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. It was named for a nearby stream, which drains the southern part of the county. The name "Scappoose" is of Native American origin, and is said to mean "gravelly plain." The population was 6,592 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.75 square miles (7.12 km2), all of it land.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scappoose has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 248
1940 336 35.5%
1950 659 96.1%
1960 923 40.1%
1970 1,859 101.4%
1980 3,213 72.8%
1990 3,529 9.8%
2000 4,976 41.0%
2010 6,592 32.5%
Est. 2015 6,954 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
The Peace Candle of the World, toward the south end of Scappoose.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,592 people, 2,536 households, and 1,791 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,397.1 inhabitants per square mile (925.5/km2). There were 2,698 housing units at an average density of 981.1 per square mile (378.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 0.4% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 2,536 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female. The median income for a household in the city was $47,796, and the median income for a family was $55,616. Males had a median income of $43,625 versus $27,346 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,837. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.


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Scappoose Marina


  • Scappoose Industrial Airpark, a public use airport 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of the city.
  • Chinook Ultralight Airpark, a private use airport 3 miles (5 km) east of the city.
  • Grabhorn's Airport, a private use airport 3 miles (5 km) north of the city.

Rail lines

  • Northern Pacific Railway


  • U.S. Route 30 in Oregon
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