Located in Clackamas County, Canby, OR is one of Oregon’s major urban centers. There were 15,829 people living there as of the 2010 census. It may be found on Oregon State Highway 99E, only two miles northeast of Barlow.
General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby of the Union Army was murdered by Captain Jack and the Modocs during the Civil War. Canby was named after him.
When the town was established in 1857, it was located in what was then known as Baker Prairie. In the year 1870, the town of Canby was officially laid out. On February 15, 1893, the Oregon State Assembly voted to incorporate the town of Canby.
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On a May 2016 episode of ABC’s 20/20, the town of Canby and its resident “Canby Psychic” were featured in an investigation into the $15 million fraud perpetrated on a local rancher.
There were 18,171 people and 6,498 homes in the city as of the 2020 census. As a whole, families had 2.73 members on average. There were 3,867.82 people packed into every square mile of land.
The city’s population was 87.0% White, 0.3% Black, 0.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, and 6.4% from a combination of races. Eighteen percent of the population identified as Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Only 4.6% of the population was comprised of infants and toddlers, 25.4% of the population was comprised of people aged 18-64, and 15.3% of the population was comprised of people aged 65 and over. The percentage of men in the city was 47.2%, while women made up 52.8%.
Canby Area Transport, the city’s bus service, has been in operation since 2002. The CAT system suspends service on the weekend and significant holidays. In the Oregon City Transit Center, riders may transfer to TriMet, which serves the greater Portland region, and at the Woodburn Transit Center, riders can transfer to the Salem-Keizer Transit (Cherriots) bus system.
South Metro Area Regional Transportation “SMART,” the bus subsidiary of Wilsonville, also operates a service that stops in Canby. Canby, OR was once a part of the TriMet service area, and TriMet was the only transportation operator in the city until 2002. Canby asked to leave the TriMet service area and start its own transportation service, and in late 2001, TriMet granted this request.