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Gazebo in Wait Park on a rare snowy day|
|Nickname(s): Oregon's Garden Spot|
|Motto: Home of the Good Earth|
Location in Oregon|
|Coordinates: 45°15′58″N 122°41′26″W / 45.26611°N 122.69056°W / 45.26611; -122.69056Coordinates: 45°15′58″N 122°41′26″W / 45.26611°N 122.69056°W / 45.26611; -122.69056|
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| - Total
||3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)|
| - Land
||3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)|
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||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
||153 ft (46.63 m)|
| - Total
| - Density
||3,390/sq mi (1,309.9/km2)|
| - Summer (DST)
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Canby is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 12,790 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 15,140 residents. It is located on Oregon Route 99E, two miles northeast of Barlow.
Canby is named for Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, a Civil War general who was later killed in the Modoc War by Captain Jack and his group of warriors.
The area was known as Baker Prairie when the community was founded in 1857. Canby was platted in 1870. Canby was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 15, 1893.Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.
Entering Canby from the north brings visitors past the Willamette River, and from the south through the historic community of Aurora. The Molalla River passes by the western border of the city.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,790 people, 4,489 households, and 3,366 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,390.0 people per square mile (1,309.9/km²). There were 4,743 housing units at an average density of 1,257.1/sq mi (485.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.42% White, 0.47% African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 7.47% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.52% of the population.
There were 4,489 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,811, and the median income for a family was $49,690. Males had a median income of $42,145 versus $28,775 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,322. About 6.0% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Arts and culture
The city's library is part of the Library Information Network of Clackamas County.
Annual cultural events
Canby is the home of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, where the annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo has been held since 1907. The fairgrounds, located north of Oregon Route 99E, are used in August for the fair and year-round for other events.
Museums and other points of interest
Canby is home to the Canby Depot Museum and Hart's Reptile World.
Canby students are served by the Canby School District, which includes Canby High School.
The Canby Herald is the city's bi-weekly newspaper.
Mount Hood, as seen from the Molalla Forest Road in Canby, between Southeast 13th St. and Southeast Township Road
The Union Pacific (formerly a Southern Pacific mainline) freight and passenger (via Amtrak) line runs through the center of downtown Canby although Amtrak passenger trains no longer stop here. The Amtrak Cascades stops in nearby Oregon City. The Oregon Pacific Railroad branchline to Molalla interchanges with the Union Pacific mainline at Canby.
- Mass transit
The city's bus system is Canby Area Transit (CAT). CAT buses are free and do not run on weekends or major holidays, and offer connections to Portland's TriMet bus system and WES commuter rail system in Wilsonville, Woodburn and Oregon City (bus connections only).
Oregon Route 99E bisects the city from east to west.
The historic Canby Ferry provides year-round transportation across the Willamette River (river conditions permitting) between Canby and Wilsonville.
Canby is close to the Aurora State Airport and the Portland-Mulino Airport, both of which are both served by general aviation only.
- Pedestrian and bicycle
Canby features a paved road which is closed to automobile traffic, the Molalla Forest Road. This road was formerly a private road used by logging trucks, but is now used primarily by bicyclists and pedestrians.