Scappoose is a small community located 20 miles northwest of Portland in the heart of a Pacific wonderland. The town is surrounded by lush green forests, the majestic Columbia River, and panoramic views of the snowcapped Cascade Mountains. It is no secret why the Chinookan People made this unique place their home for centuries.
It is no secret why the Chinookan People made this unique place their home for centuries. Scappoose lies at one end of the Crown Z Trail – a nearly 22-mile multi-use trail spanning the width of Columbia County and connecting to Vernonia. Chapman Landing – a historic lumber terminal that offers spectacular views of South Columbia County – is located just east of Scappoose and is accessible via the Crown Z Trail.
Unlike some cities, Scappoose isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Scappoose are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Scappoose is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scappoose who work in sales jobs (12.37%), management occupations (10.84%), and office and administrative support (9.62%).
Also of interest is that Scappoose has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.04% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Scappoose, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Scappoose overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Scappoose, 23.67% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Scappoose in 2018 was $35,997, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,988 for a family of four. However, Scappoose contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Scappoose is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scappoose home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scappoose residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Scappoose include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Scappoose is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.