Tualatin Community Profile

18880 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062-7092
Phone 503-692-2000 • Fax 503-692-5421
Web Page www.tualatinoregon.gov • E-Mail: slombos@ci.tualatin.or.us

City Location

County(ies): Washington, Clackamas    Incorporated in 1913
Location: North Willamette Valley
Nearest Major Highway and Distance: I-5, I-205–Local miles
Nearest Major City and Distance: Portland–12 miles
Estimated Drive Time: 15 minutes
Distance to Portland: 12 miles
Source: Oregon Department of Transportation, State of Oregon Map; Oregon Blue Book

Recreational Amenities

Golf/driving range, swimming, boating, fishing, Tualatin Commons Lake, Promenade, Tualatin River, city parks, nature trails, skate park, and library. The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Crawfish Festival in August each year. Concerts are held on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the lake at Tualatin Commons during July and August each year.

Planning a vacation or a tour through an area of Oregon? Visit the Oregon Tourism Commission's web site at www.traveloregon.com for more information.

Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce, local convention and visitor bureau


Elevation: 123'
Measurement Location: Tualatin

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Hottest Month: August Coldest Month: January
Driest Month: July Wettest Month: December
Precipitation—Average annual: 37.390"
Humidity (Hour 10, local time):
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Source: Oregon Climate Service


1990 2000
City of Tualatin 14,664 22,791
Washington County 311,554 445,342
Clackamas County 278,850 338,391

Washington County has 727 sq miles and 689 persons/sq mile
Clackamas County has 1,879 sq miles and 195 persons/sq mile.

Sources: US Census; population per square mile figures based on 2006 PSU population estimates and Oregon Bluebook county square mileage

Community Age Groups

1980 1990 2000
Under 5 years 747 7,330 1,730

5-19 years 1,782 3,421 5,287

20-44 years 3,755 7,421 9,671

45-64 years 863 2,076 4,776

65+ years 201 765 1,327

Median Age 27 31 31.9

Source: US Census, 0 or N/A indicates data is not available. Median value is the middle value, not an average.


Total Housing Units 1980 1990 2000 Median Value of
Housing, 2000
City of Tualatin 3,043 6,025 9,217 $190,900
Washington County 89,348 124,716 178,913 $184,800
Clackamas County 84,424 109,003 136,954 $199,000

City of Tualatin 2000 Housing Breakout:
Vacancy Rate: 6.36%

Owner Occupied: 27
Median Owner Cost (mortgaged): $1,499
Renter Occupied: 30
Median Gross Rent: $768

Also visit Housing and Community Services Web Site: oregon.gov/OHCS/

Source: US Census. Median value is the middle value, not an average.

Industry and Manufacturing

Principal Industries of the County(ies):
Washington County—Agriculture, business services, manufacturing (rubber & plastic; industrial machine & equipment, instruments, electronics)

Clackamas County—Paper, lumber, agriculture, manufacturing (fabricated metal products and industrial machine and equipment)

Source: Oregon Employment Department, Covered Employment and Payroll Reports, 1998

Agricultural Products of the Area (Top 3 largest gross farm sales):
Washington County—Specialty products, grass and legume seeds, small fruits and berries
Clackamas County—Specialty products, eggs and poultry, small fruits and berries

Source: Oregon State University, Extension Economic Information Office

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the County:
Washington County—838; Clackamas County—651
Source: Oregon Employment Department, Covered Employment and Payroll Reports, 1998

Total Number of Manufacturing Companies in the City: 162
Source: City Administration

5 Largest Employers, Public and Private as of July, 2006

Employer—Product/Service Number of
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital—Hospital 823

United Parcel Service—Package Delivery Service 547

GE Security—Remote Sensing Components 500

Tigard-Tualatin School District (Tualatin Schools Only) 415

Novellus Systems, Inc.—Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing 400

Source: City Administration

Oregon Employment Labor Market Information

For additional information visit the Oregon Employment Department, Labor Market Analysis database. www.qualityinfo.org.

Local and Regional Economic Development Organizations

City of Tualatin Community Development Department

Tualatin Chamber of Commerce

Washington County

Clackamas County

Portland Development Commission

Westside Economic Alliance Tigard, Oregon

Association of Regional Economic Development Partners

Business Oregon, Regional Development Officer

Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce, Business Oregon


Public and Private Schools K–12

Public School District:
Tigard-Tualatin School District 23J
6960 SW Sandburg St
Tigard, OR 97223-8039
Phone: 503-431-4000
Fax: 503-431-4047
Web site: www.ttsd.k12.or.us
E-mail: ttsdgeneral@ttsd.k12.or.us

Staff and Enrollments:
District Certified Staff: reported October 2000—678
Total District Enrollment: reported October 2001—11,765

Other Schools in the School District (Private, Parochial)
To see if there are private and/or parochial schools in this district please visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/pubs/directory/
Source: Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Community Colleges and Public Universities

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Locate local workforce assistance at www.worksourceoregon.org.

Financial Information

Financial Institutions

Commercial Banks: 9
Savings and Loans: 0
Credit Unions: 0
Source: City Administration


Sales Tax—Oregon has no general sales tax.

Property Tax
Who pays? Owners of real and business personal property, according to the assessed value of taxable residential, commercial, farm, industrial, utility and timber property.

County assessors combine permanent operating tax rates (set in fiscal year 1997-98) with other levy rates to determine consolidated tax rates. These rates are applied to the assessed value of each property to determine the tax extended. A constitutional limitation is applied to the tax extended to arrive at the tax imposed for the property. For fiscal year 2009-10, the average tax rate was $9.50 per $1,000 of real market value. Maximum assessed value is limited to a 3% annual growth rate, unless certain changes affect the property. The assessed value of new construction is set at the average rate of similar properties in the area.

Additional and specific county information is available by contacting the Washington County assessor's office at 503-648-8741 or the Clackamas County assessor's office at 503-655-8671.

Business Taxes

Property—see above

Income—Corporations doing or authorized to do business in Oregon pay excise tax. Corporations not doing or authorized to do business, but having income from an Oregon source, pay income tax.

  • Corporate tax rate is 6.6% of first $10 million of taxable income and 7.6% of any amount of taxable income in excess of $10 million
  • Minimum excise tax for S corporations is $150
  • Minimum excise tax for C corporation is $150 for Oregon sales below $500,000 with a graduated increase up to $100,000 for Oregon sales of $100 or more.

For more information contact the Oregon Department of Revenue, 955 Center St., NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-378-4988, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Unemployment Insurance—Employers pay this. For 2010, new employers are assigned a fixed rate of 3.1% of taxable wage base. Tax rates for existing employers are based on employers' experience and range from 1.8% to 5.4% of taxable wage base. Taxes are paid quarterly and are due by the end of the month following the quarter. In 2010, the tax is paid on the first $32,100 of wages paid to each employee. The rate schedule in effect depends on the balance in the Trust Fund as of August 31 each year and the amount of revenue needed to maintain the balance at a level adequate to pay benefits. For more information contact the Oregon Employment Department, 875 Union St., NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-947-1488, www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/UI/.

Utilities, Railroad, Weight-mile—Who pays? For-hire and private motor carriers operating into, within and through the state. The weight-mile tax is one of two components of transportation taxes in Oregon; the other is gas, use and jet fuel taxes. In general, vehicles are subject to one tax or the other, not both. Oregon bases its weight-mile tax on the number of miles traveled in Oregon and the weight of the vehicle. Per-mile rates depend on declared combined weight of vehicle. This tax is levied on all trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Trucks subject to the weight-mile tax are exempted from Oregon's diesel fuel tax.

Several classes of trucks have the option of being taxed on an annual, flat-fee basis. Trucks operating under flat-fees can make monthly payments based on the average mileage for trucks of that type operating under the flat fee.

For more information contact the Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transport Branch, 550 Capitol St., NE, Salem, OR 97301-2530, 503-378-6699, www.oregon.gov/ODOT/MCT/.


Motor Vehicle Licensing, Driver Licensing, Fuels—Who pays? Owners and operators of motor vehicles. Oil companies importing fuels. Truckers using Oregon highways. Fees—Registration fees, driver license fees and renewals. Contact the Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services Division 503-945-5000, www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/

Hunting and Fishing Licenses—contact Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, PO Box 59, Portland, OR 97207, general information 503-872-5268, licenses/tags/permits 503-872-5275, www.dfw.state.or.us.

Amusement Device Tax—An excise tax is imposed upon every person who operates an amusement device in Oregon. An amusement device is a video lottery game terminal. More information from the Oregon Lottery Commission, 500 Airport Rd SE, Salem, 97301, www.oregonlottery.org.

Emergency Communications (9-1-1) Tax—Telephone companies providing local exchange access services in Oregon Collect this tax from their customers. The tax, which is $0.75 per line per month, is reported and paid quarterly. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Hazardous Substance Fee—Paid by possessors of nonpetroleum hazardous substance. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Petroleum Load Fee—Paid by petroleum suppliers and importers to Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Timber Severance Tax—Paid by timber owners on harvested timber's value. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Forest Products Harvest Tax—Paid on timber cut from any land in Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Dry Cleaning Tax—Paid by operators of dry cleaning facilities. A tax also is imposed on the sale or transfer of dry cleaning solvents within Oregon. More information from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, www.deq.state.or.us.

Alcoholic Beverages—Manufacturers and/or import wholesalers of malt beverages and wines pay a privilege tax. Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of distilled spirits, malt beverages and wines pay license fees. Employees who serve alcoholic beverages pay for service permits. For more information contact the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, PO Box 22297, Portland, OR 97222, 503-872-5000 or 1-800-452-6522 (in Oregon), www.oregon.gov/OLCC/.

Tobacco Products—Cigarette and tobacco products distributors are required to purchase tax stamps for cigarettes or pay a percentage of the wholesale price on other tobacco products. More information from the Oregon Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Transit Payroll Tax—paid by employers in the Tri-Met (Portland area) and Lane Transit District (Eugene) for mass transit systems. Administered by the Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

State Transient Lodging Tax—Public and private lodging providers who provide temporary overnight lodging must pay 1% state lodging tax. The tax in in addition to and not in place of any local transient lodging tax. Every lodging provider in Oregon collects the tax from the customer at the time the fee for lodging is paid. Contact the Oregon Department of Revenue for more information, www.oregon.gov/DOR/.

Many local governments in Oregon collect other taxes, such as hotel-motel taxes. Contact the city or county in which you are interested for more complete information about taxes in that area.

Source: Oregon Department of Revenue, "A Summary of Taxes," January 2010; County information—County Assessor's Office


Oregon's Business Incentives.

City Incentives

Grant program for downtown business facade improvements. Contact city.

Community Services and Resources

Public Safety/Emergency Services

Fire Station(s) serving community: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, 22 stations
Number of paid and volunteer firefighters: 12
Rating by Insurance Services Organization (ISO): 2

Comments: There are 12 career firefighters assigned to the TVF&R station in Tualatin with four firefighters on duty at any time. System wide, TVF&R has 400 career firefighters/paramedics and 120 volunteer firefighters.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) October 2005

Police Department: Tualatin Police Department
Number of paid and reserve officers: 38

Comments: The Tualatin Police Department has 35 sworn officers. Two are School Resource Officers (SRO's) and administer the D.A.R.E. program. Each summer the Police Department participates in the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program for middle school youth. The city has a Community Response Unit to focus on specific issues within the city of Tualatin.

Nearest Hospital and distance: Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin
Regional Hospital and distance: Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin
Emergency services to community: Ambulance Service; Life Flight
General Clinic(s): 5
Source: City Administration

Communications Resources

Local Newspapers: Tigard/Tualatin Times

Regional Newspapers: The Oregonian

Radio Stations: The city receives 28 Portland Metropolitan area radio stations

TV Stations: The city receives 7 Portland Metropolitan area stations

Available Cable Television: Comcast

Telephone Service Provider(s): Verizon

Local Internet Service Provider(s): Yes

Number of Internet Service Providers: Data unavailable at this time.
Source: City Administration

Library System
Tualatin has one public library which is a member of the Washington County Library Cooperative, giving residents access to all public libraries in Washington County. The Tualatin library is open seven days a week.
Source: City Administration

Planning Service/Regulatory

Regulatory System Year Acknowledged Year Last
Year of Periodic Review Comments
Comprehensive Plan 1981 2005

Zoning Ordinance

Building Permit System

Subdivision Ordinance

Strategic Plan

Territory Covered by Zoning

Municipality Yes
County No
Source: City Administration

Industrial Lands

Does the Community seek industrial development? Yes
Community's available land and buildings—www.oregonprospector.com
Source: Business Oregon

Special Districts and Associations (ports, water, sewer, etc.)

Name of Special District and the Oregon Revised Statute it was created under:
Community Action Organization; Metro Area Communications Commission; Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue; Clean Water Services; Washington County Communications; Port of Portland; Tri-Met; Portland Community College Library District

Special Districts Association of Oregon—727 Center St., NE Salem, OR 97301, 503-371-8667 or 800-285-5461 www.sdao.com
Source: City Administration

Community Infrastructure

Water Supply

Operator: City of Tualatin

District: N/A

Source: Surface Water; Portland Bull Run Watershed; Columbia South Shore Well Field

Supply: Treated; Capacity (MGD)—10.80; Pressure (PSI)—50.00 to 75.00 PSI

Current Water Utilization on Meter Size (MGD): 4.04 MGD Average Daily Use

Water Costs per thousand gallons: Base rate per/thousand = $1.89/100 cubic feet = $2.53/1000 gallons.

Water Costs for Total Consumption of Residential: $17.71 + $6.90 = $24.61/month

Age of Water System: 1969

Water System Comment(s):

Compliance Issues: None

Water debt repayment included as part of tax assessment? No

Date of Current Master Plan: 2003

Plans for Upgrading or Expanding: Currently beginning construction on an additional 5 million gallon reservoir.
Source: City Administration

Wastewater Treatment System

Operator: City of Tualatin
Age of Wastewater Collection System: 1969
District: Clean Water Services

System Design Capacity (MGD): Unknown

System Utilization (MGD): Unknown

Collection System Fees: $17.81 base fee + $1.23 user fee

Hook-up or Connection Fee: See SDC fee below

Access Fee or System Development Fee: $2,600/EDU + $35 installation fee

Comment(s) on Wastewater System: The treatment facilities are provided by Clean Water Services.

Compliance Issues: None

Date of Last Facility Plan: 2000

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion: Plants being expanded to meet demands.

Storm Drain: Yes

Storm Water Discharge Fee:

Fees or issues related to storm drains: Storm Water SDC $225 for water quality, $275 for water quantity (total $500) /2,640 sq ft of impervious cover area.
Source: City Administration



Is there access to broadband infrastructure? Yes, fiber optic
Is there route diversity? Yes

Type Access Monthly Fee Other Fee
T1 Yes Not Available
DSL Yes Not Available
Cable No Not Available

For Oregon Telecommunications information and resources, visit www.oregon4biz.com.

Natural Gas

Provider: Northwest Natural Gas

Lines and Feed: A range of sizes exists. Please contact Northwest Natural Gas at 503-226-4211 for more information.

Rate Structure: Residential rates and cost history. Industrial and commercial rates vary. Visit NW Natural or call 503-226-4211 for more information.

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:


Provider: Portland General Electric

Lines and Feed: All jurisdictions in Washington and Multnomah counties, with the exception of Maywood Park and Forest Grove, use Portland General Electric for electrical service. Power is transmitted to the Portland area through 230kV transmission lines, where the voltage is stepped down to 115kV (and in some cases 57kV) for power transmission to distribution substations throughout the region. At each distribution substation, the voltage is further stepped down to 13kV for distribution through neighborhoods to homes and businesses. Customers can elect to choose the voltage at which they receive electric power service. Most homes and smaller businesses choose 120V480V. Larger businesses can receive power at either 13kV or 115kV, and use their own transformers and other equipment to step down the voltage to meet their specific requirements. For businesses with power-sensitive and high-reliability needs, special site-specific arrangements may be made, such as alternative service and backup generators.

Rate Structure
Residential rate (Schedule 7): $10 Basic Charge plus 5.918 cents per kWh for the first 250 kWh and 7.029 cents for all additional kWh above 250 kWh plus 3% public purpose charge and 38 cents per bill for low income bill payment assistance.

Small nonresidential rate (Schedule 32 or less than 30 kW): Basic Charge $10 for single phase and $16 for three phase. 7.547 cents per kWh for the first 5,000 kWh and 5.461 cents per kWh for all additional kWh above 5,000 kWh. This includes 0.038 cents per kWh for the low income bill payment assistance program before the 3% public purpose charge.

Large nonresidential and industrial rate: visit portlandgeneral.com or call PGE Customer Service 1-800-542-8818.

Plans for Upgrade/Expansion:

Solid Waste Management

Provider: United Disposal; Rossman Sanitary; Keller Drop Box

Permit Status:

Utility Expansion Plans:

Utilities Sources: City Administration; PGE information supplied by PGE. Note: Utility rates are updated periodically. Actual rates may change more often than that. For the most current rate for any carrier please consult the Department of Energy Web site at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/Power.shtml.



Highways: I-5 North/South route, local; I-205 East/West route, local; Hwy 99W North/South route, local

Transportation Access Fee: $0


Community Air Service: Yes

Air Passenger Service: Yes

If no local service, list closest Air Facility: Portland International Airport, 25 miles; air passenger and air freight services available at Portland International Airport

Airport Freight Service: Yes

Air Service Comments: The Tualatin area also is served by Hillsboro Airport which offers all general aviation services as well as the Aurora Airport which provides services to private and business aircraft.


Rail Service: Yes, Portland & Western; Willamette Pacific

Freight Service: Yes

Passenger Service: No

If no local service, list closest Rail Service: Passenger service via Amtrak is available from Portland and Salem, Oregon.


Marine: No

Public Transportation

Transportation issues which might confront development, such as non-attainment air shed, etc.: Increasing congestion

Public Transportation Comment: Bus and light rail service throughout the Portland area is provided by Tri-Met. Plans are underway for the construction of a commuter rail system to operate between Beaverton and Wilsonville with a stop in Tualatin.

Services Available in the Community

Bus Service

Services Available in the Community: Yes, Tri-Met; the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce provides van services throughout the business/industrial area of Tualatin during business hours. SMART bus service is provided in the Wilsonville area.

Scheduled Bus Service Available: Yes

Buses Per Day: 242

Local Charter Services: Yes, RAZ Transportation; Gray Line of Portland; Laidlaw Transit; First Student; Blue Star

Distance to Nearest Bus Service: Service throughout the local area

Trucking Service

Scheduled Freight Carrier Services: Yes

Overnight Express Parcel Service Available: Yes: DHL, Federal Express, United Parcel Service

Overnight Express Mail Service Available: Yes

Transportation Comments: The city of Tualatin, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), developed a Transportation System Plan (TSP) in 2001 which serves as a guide for the development and management of appropriate transportation elements within Tualatin. The TSP incorporates the community's vision while remaining consistent with state, regional and other local plans. It identifies projects that best address Tualatin's needs for a 20-year period.

Other Transportation Resources

For more information relating to transportation topics please visit the Department of Transportation Web sites.
Bicycle and Pedestrian information
Public Transportation, bus and rail
Source: City Administration, local chamber of commerce (proprietary information)