Location in Oregon
ASTORIA OREGON Latitude and Longitude:
|• Mayor||Arline J. LaMear ( D) |
|• Total||10.11 sq mi (26.18 km2)|
|• Land||6.16 sq mi (15.95 km2)|
|• Water||3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)|
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
|Population ( 2010) |
|• Estimate (2012 )||9,527|
|• Density||1,538.5/sq mi (594.0/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 ( PST)|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|Area code(s)||503 and 971|
|FIPS code||41-03150 |
|GNIS feature ID||1117076 |
Astoria is a port city and the seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States.  Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River where it meets the Pacific Ocean, the city was named after John Jacob Astor, an investor from New York City whose American Fur Company founded Fort Astoria at the site in 1811, 207 years ago. Astoria was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 20, 1876. 
Located on the south shore of the Columbia River, the city is served by the deepwater Port of Astoria. Transportation includes the Astoria Regional Airport with U.S. Route 30 and U.S. Route 101 as the main highways, and the 4.1-mile (6.6 km) Astoria–Megler Bridge connecting to neighboring Washington across the river. The population was 9,477 at the 2010 census. 
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Media
- 7 In popular culture and entertainment
- 8 Warships named Astoria
- 9 Museums and other points of interest
- 10 Sister cities
- 11 Notable people
- 12 See also
- 13 Image gallery
- 14 Notes and references
- 15 Further reading
- 16 External links
The Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805–1806 at Fort Clatsop, a small log structure south and west of modern-day Astoria. The expedition had hoped a ship would come by to take them back east, but instead they endured a torturous winter of rain and cold, later returning the way they came.  Today the fort has been recreated and is now a historical park. 
In 1811, British explorer David Thompson, the first person known to have navigated the entire length of the Columbia River, reached the partially constructed Fort Astoria near the mouth of the river. He arrived just two months after the Pacific Fur Company's ship, the Tonquin.  The fort constructed by the Tonquin party established Astoria as a U.S., rather than a British, settlement,  became a vital post for American exploration of the continent and was later used as an American claim in the Oregon boundary dispute with European nations.
The Pacific Fur Company, a subsidiary of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, was created to begin fur trading in the Oregon Country.  During the War of 1812, in 1813, the company's officers sold its assets to their Canadian rivals, the North West Company. The fur trade would remain under British control until U.S. pioneers following the Oregon Trail began filtering into the town in the mid-1840s. The Treaty of 1818 established joint U.S. – British occupancy of the Oregon Country.  
Washington Irving, a prominent American writer with a European reputation, was approached by John Jacob Astor to mythologize the three-year reign of his Pacific Fur Company. Astoria (1835), written while Irving was Astor's guest, cemented the importance of the region in the American psyche.  In Irving's words, the fur traders were "Sinbads of the wilderness", and their venture was a staging point for the spread of American economic power into both the continental interior and into the Pacific. 
As the Oregon Territory grew and became increasingly more colonized by Americans, Astoria likewise grew as a port city near the mouth of the great river that provided the easiest access to the interior. The first U.S. post office west of the Rocky Mountains was established in Astoria in 1847  and official state incorporation in 1876. 
Astoria attracted a host of immigrants beginning in the late 19th century: Nordic settlers, primarily Finns, and Chinese soon became larger parts of the population. The Finns mostly lived in Uniontown, near the present-day end of the Astoria–Megler Bridge, and took fishing jobs; the Chinese tended to do cannery work, and usually lived either downtown or in bunkhouses near the canneries. By the late 1800s, 22% of Astoria's population was Chinese. 
In 1883, and again in 1922, downtown Astoria was devastated by fire, partly because it was mostly wood and entirely raised off the marshy ground on pilings. Even after the first fire, the same format was used, and the second time around the flames spread quickly again, as collapsing streets took out the water system. Frantic citizens resorted to dynamite, blowing up entire buildings to stop the fire from going further.  
|Panoramic views of Astoria in the early 20th century|
Astoria has served as a port of entry for over a century and remains the trading center for the lower Columbia basin, although it has long since been eclipsed by Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, as an economic hub on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Astoria's economy centered on fishing, fish processing, and lumber. In 1945, about 30 canneries could be found along the Columbia; however, in 1974, the Bumble Bee Seafoods corporation moved its headquarters out of Astoria and gradually reduced its presence until closing its last Astoria cannery in 1980.  The lumber industry likewise declined; Astoria Plywood Mill, the city's largest employer, closed in 1989, and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway discontinued service to Astoria in 1996. 
From 1921 to 1966, a ferry route across the Columbia River connected Astoria with Pacific County, Washington. In 1966, the Astoria–Megler Bridge was opened. The bridge completed U.S. Route 101 and linked Astoria with Washington on the opposite shore of the Columbia, replacing the ferry service. 
Today, tourism, Astoria's growing art scene, and light manufacturing are the main economic activities of the city. Logging and fishing persist, but at a fraction of their former levels.  It is a port of call for cruise ships since 1982, after $10 million in pier improvements to accommodate these larger ships. To avoid Mexican ports of call during the Swine Flu outbreak of 2009, many cruises were re-routed to include Astoria. The floating residential community MS The World visited Astoria in June 2009.  The town's seasonal sport fishing tourism has been active for several decades    and has now been supplanted with visitors coming for the historic elements of the city. The more recent microbrewery/ brewpub scene  and a weekly street market  have helped popularized the area as a destination.
In addition to the replicated Fort Clatsop, another point of interest is the Astoria Column, a tower 125 feet (38 m) high, built atop Coxcomb Hill above the town, with an inner circular staircase allowing visitors to climb to see a panoramic view of the town, the surrounding lands, and the Columbia flowing into the Pacific. The tower was built in 1926 with financing by the Great Northern Railway and Vincent Astor of the Astor family, the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor, in commemoration of the city's role in the family's business history and the region's early history.  
Since 1998, artistically-inclined fishermen and women from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest have traveled to Astoria for the Fisher Poets Gathering, where poets and singers tell their tales to honor the fishing industry and lifestyle. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.11 square miles (26.18 km2), of which 6.16 square miles (15.95 km2) is land and 3.95 square miles (10.23 km2) is water. 
Astoria lies within the Mediterranean climate zone ( Köppen Csb), with very mild temperatures year-round, some of the most consistent in the contiguous United States; winters are mild for this latitude (it usually remains above freezing at night) and wet. Summers are cool, although short heat waves can occur. Rainfall is most abundant in late fall and winter and is lightest in July and August, averaging approximately 67 inches (1,700 mm) of rain each year.  Snowfall is relatively rare, occurring in only three-fifths of years. Nevertheless, when conditions are ripe, significant snowfalls can occur.
Astoria is tied with Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas, as the city with the highest average relative humidity in the contiguous United States. The average relative humidity in Astoria is 89% in the morning and 73% in the afternoon. 
Annually, there are an average of only 4.2 afternoons with temperatures reaching 80 °F (26.7 °C) or higher, and 90 °F or 32.2 °C readings are rare. Normally there are only one or two nights per year when the temperature remains at or above 60 °F or 15.6 °C.  There are an average of 31 mornings with minimum temperatures at or below the freezing mark. The record high temperature was 101 °F (38.3 °C) on July 1, 1942. The record low temperature was 6 °F (−14.4 °C) on December 8, 1972, and on December 21, 1990.
There are an average of 191 days with measurable precipitation. The wettest "water year", defined as October 1 through September 30 of the next year, was from 1915–16 with 108.04 in (2,744 mm) and the driest from 2000–2001 with 44.50 in (1,130 mm). The most rainfall in one month was 36.07 inches (916.2 mm) in December 1933, and the most in 24 hours was 5.56 inches (141.2 mm) on November 25, 1998.  The most snowfall in one month was 26.9 in (68 cm) in January 1950,   and the most snow in 24 hours was 12.5 in (32 cm) on December 11, 1922. 
|Climate data for Astoria Regional Airport, Oregon (1981–2010 normals,  extremes 1892–present)|
|Record high °F (°C)||70
|Mean maximum °F (°C)||58.9
|Average high °F (°C)||49.8
|Average low °F (°C)||37.7
|Mean minimum °F (°C)||26.7
|Record low °F (°C)||11
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||10.20
|Average snowfall inches (cm)||0.4
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)||21.4||17.7||21.0||18.4||16.4||13.2||8.3||7.4||9.4||15.9||21.4||20.6||191.1|
|Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)||0.6||0.7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.1||0.3||1.7|
|Source: NOAA  |
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As of the 2010 census,  there were 9,477 people, 4,288 households, and 2,274 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,538.5 inhabitants per square mile (594.0/km2). There were 4,980 housing units at an average density of 808.4 per square mile (312.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.2% White, 0.6% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.
There were 4,288 households, of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.0% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the 2000 census,  there were 9,813 people, 4,235 households, and 2,469 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,597.6 people per square mile (617.1 per km²). There were 4,858 housing units at an average density of 790.9 per square mile (305.5 per km²). The racial makeup of the city was:
- 91.08% White
- 0.52% Black or African American
- 1.14% Native American
- 1.94% Asian
- 0.19% Pacific Islander
- 2.67% from other races
- 2.46% from two or more races
5.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,235 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with:
- 24.0% under the age of 18
- 9.1% from 18 to 24
- 26.4% from 25 to 44
- 24.5% from 45 to 64
- 15.9% 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,011, and the median income for a family was $41,446. Males had a median income of $29,813 versus $22,121 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,759. About 11.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
Astoria operates under a council–manager form of city government. Voters elect four councilors by ward and a mayor, who each serve four-year terms.  The mayor and council appoint a city manager to conduct the ordinary business of the city.  The current mayor is Arline LaMear, who took office on January 5, 2015.  Her predecessor, Willis Van Dusen, served as mayor for 24 years, starting in 1991. 
The Astoria School District has four primary and secondary schools, including Astoria High School. Clatsop Community College is the city's two-year college. The city also has a library and many parks with historical significance, plus the second oldest Job Corps facility (Tongue Point Job Corps) in the nation.
The Daily Astorian is the main newspaper serving Astoria, it was established nearly 146 years ago, in 1873,  and has been in publication continuously since that time.  The Coast River Business Journal is a monthly business magazine covering Astoria, Clatsop County, and the Northwest Oregon coast. It, as with The Daily Astorian, is part of the EO Media Group (formerly the East Oregonian Publishing Company) family of Oregon and Washington newspapers.  The local NPR station is KMUN 91.9, and KAST 1370 is a local news-talk radio station.
Astoria was the setting of the 1985 film The Goonies, which was filmed on location. Other movies filmed in Astoria include Short Circuit, The Black Stallion, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Benji the Hunted, The Ring Two, Into the Wild, The Guardian and Cthulhu.    
Pop punk band The Ataris' fourth album was titled So Long, Astoria as an allusion to The Goonies. A song of the same title is the album's first track. The album's back cover features news clippings from Astoria, including a picture of the port's water tower from a 2002 article on its demolition. 
Pop punk band Marianas Trench have an album titled Astoria. The band states the album was inspired by 1980s fantasy and adventure films, and The Goonies in particular. That film inspired the title, as it was set in Astoria, the album's artwork, as well as the title of their accompanying US tour (Hey You Guys!!). 
Two U.S. Navy cruisers were named USS Astoria: A New Orleans-class heavy cruiser (CA-34) and a Cleveland class light cruiser (CL-90). The former was lost in the Pacific Ocean in combat at the Battle of Savo Island in August 1942, during World War II,  and the latter was scrapped in 1971 after being removed from active duty in 1949. 
- Columbia River Maritime Museum
- Astoria Riverfront Trolley
- Clatsop County Historical Society Heritage Museum, located in the Old City Hall
- Astoria Regional Airport
- Clatsop Spit
- CGAS Astoria
- Oregon Film Museum
- Captain George Flavel House Museum
- The Astoria Column (the highest point in Astoria)
- Walldorf, Germany, which is the birthplace of Astoria's namesake, John Jacob Astor, who was born in Walldorf near Heidelberg on July 17, 1763. The sistercityship was founded on Astor's 200th birthday in 1963 in Walldorf by Walldorf's mayor Wilhelm Willinger and Astoria's mayor Harry Steinbock. 
- Bobby Anet, college basketball guard who helped guide the University of Oregon to win the inaugural NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship in 1938–1939 attended Astoria High school. 
- Alexander G. Barry, American attorney Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives.
- Jona Bechtolt, electronic musician and multimedia artist raised in Astoria.
- Del Bjork, a professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL). He played two seasons for the Chicago Bears (1937–1938).
- Brian Bruney, Major League Baseball relief pitcher. 
- Marie Dorion, the only female member of an overland expedition sent by the Pacific Fur Company to Fort Astoria in 1810. 
- George Flavel, maritime pilot and businessman.
- Charles William Fulton, lawyer and Oregon senator.
- Jerry Gustafson, football player. 
- Darrell Hanson, American politician in the state of Iowa.
- Michael Hurley, American singer/songwriter. 
- Duane Jarvis, American guitarist and singer/songwriter.
- Wally Johansen, a college basketball guard who played for the University of Oregon when it won the inaugural NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship in 1938–1939.
- Consuelo Kanaga, a photographer and writer who became well known for her photographs of African-Americans.
- Augustus C. Kinney, a physician and scientist, was a leading expert on tuberculosis.
- Kenneth Koe, chemist of Chinese descent, helped develop sertraline, which was branded and sold as Zoloft.
- Carl W. Leick, a German born architect who moved to Astoria. His Astoria designs include the Captain George Flavel House, the Clatsop County Courthouse, and the Grace Episcopal Church. 
- Armand Lohikoski, American born – Finnish movie director and writer.
- Robert Lundeen, American businessperson, most notable for his association with the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) and Tektronix Inc. 
- Ranald MacDonald, first man to teach the English language in Japan and one of the interpreters between the Tokugawa shogunate and Commodore Perry when the latter made his trips to Japan on behalf of the U.S. government in the early 1850s.
- Holly Madison, Playboy model and one of Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriends,  born in Astoria, but left before her second birthday.
- Donald Malarkey, World War II U.S. Army soldier of the 101st Airborne Division who was portrayed in the television series Band of Brothers. 
- Petra Mathers, a German-born American writer and illustrator of children's picture books.
- George H. Merryman, A doctor who made house calls by horse and buggy then later built the first modern hospital in Klamath Falls. Served in both the Oregon House of Representatives & Oregon Senate.
- Royal Nebeker, American painter and print maker. Lived and worked in Astoria for 30 years.
- Gene Nelson, American dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director.
- Albin W. Norblad, Attorney in the U.S. state of Oregon, and a judge of the Oregon Circuit Court for the 3rd judicial district.
- Kerttu Nuorteva, A Soviet intelligence agent during World War II. Daughter of Santeri Nuorteva.
- Santeri Nuorteva, Finnish socialist politician and journalist, who edited Toveri ("The Comrade") in Astoria in 1912–1913.  Father of Kerttu Nuorteva.
- Maila Nurmi, a.k.a. 1950s TV horror hostess Vampira and co-star of Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space attended Astoria High School in the late 1930s. 
- Mike Pecarovich, American college football coach, lawyer, and actor.
- Allan Pomeroy, mayor of Seattle from 1952 to 1956. 
- Jordan Poyer, NFL football player, raised in Astoria and played for Astoria teams. 
- Ken Raymond, an expert in bioinorganic and coordination chemistry.
- Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone. The only female member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific in 1804–1806.
- Arnie Sundberg, American weightlifter who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
- Willis Van Dusen, businessman and mayor of Astoria from 1991 through 2014.
- Gary Wilhelms, American politician who was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.
- Stanley Paul Young, American biologist. 
- Eric Zener, American photorealist artist best known for figure paintings of lone subjects, often in or about swimming pools.
- The Clatsop tribe of Native Americans
- Socialist Party of Oregon § The Finnish Socialists of Astoria
- Western Workmen's Co-operative Publishing Company
- Columbia Memorial Hospital
- Astoria Regional Airport
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Clatsop County, Oregon — 43 Astoria structures & districts listed (2016)
Suomi Hall, the meeting hall of Finnish and Scandinavian immigrants, under the Astoria–Megler Bridge.
Coast Guard cutter Alert docked at Astoria.
The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship docked at Astoria.
The Liberty Theatre located in the Astor Building.
The Heritage Museum, located in the former Astoria City Hall.
A Chinookan Indian Burial Canoe replica at the top of Coxcomb Hill.
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