Portland Metropolitan Area

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The Portland metropolitan area spans Washington and Oregon.

The Portland metropolitan area, also known as Greater Portland, the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, is defined by the US Census Bureau as Clackamas County, Columbia County, Multnomah County, Washington County, and Yamhill County in Oregon, and Clark County and Skamania County in Washington. Cities in the Portland metro area include Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Vancouver. The area also includes the smaller cities of Damascus, Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone, King City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, and Wood Village in Oregon, and Battle Ground, Camas, and Washougal in Washington.

The population of the Portland metro area was estimated at 2,265,091 in 2011[1], up from 2,241,841 in 2009 and 1,927,881 in 2000.[2]


  1. Metro area populations (as of July 1, 2011), Business First
  2. Annual Estimates of the Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009, US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011.03.15.
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