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Damascus /dəˈmæskɪs/ is an unincorporated community and former city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. First incorporated in 2004 it was disincorporated July 18, 2016 upon voters’ decision on May 17, 2016. Damascus is located east of Happy Valley and Interstate 205 and west of Boring. The area that later became the city had a population of 9,022 in 2000. The population was 10,539 residents as of the 2010 census.
Damascus sits 712 feet (217 m) above sea-level. Located in north-central part of Clackamas County, the city’s northern boundary is the Multnomah County line. Boring lies to the east, and Clackamas to the west.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.14 square miles (41.80 km2), of which, 16.04 square miles (41.54 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.
Fire protection in the city is provided by the Boring Fire District and by Clackamas County Fire District #1 (CDFD1). One fire station, Boring Fire Station 149 – Damascus, is located in the city, with primary emergency response also from nearby CDFD1 Station 7 – Pleasant Valley and Boring Fire Station 140 – Boring. Damascus’ police force is provided under contract by the county sheriff’s office. The city is served by the North Clackamas, Oregon Trail, Estacada, Centennial, and Gresham-Barlow school districts. The latter is the second-largest employer in the city.