Agate Beach, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 12,351.
Males: 6,021  (48.8%)
Females: 6,330  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 97365

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,103 (it was $33,133 in 2000)
Agate Beach:

$45,103
OR:

$57,532

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,835 (it was $20,494 in 2000)

Agate Beach CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $252,681 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Agate Beach:

$252,681
OR:

$287,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $295,400; Detached houses: $333,619; Townhouses or other attached units: $339,456; In 2-unit structures: $269,039; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $718,544; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $284,821; Mobile homes: $156,494; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $40,192
  • Races in Agate Beach, OR (2000)

    Agate Beach races chart
    • 10,30686.5%White alone
    • 8937.5%Hispanic
    • 2612.2%Two or more races
    • 2081.7%American Indian alone
    • 1771.5%Asian alone
    • 410.3%Black alone
    • 240.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.09%Other race alone

Races in Agate Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Agate Beach: 105.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 123 feet

Land area: 59.0 square miles.

Population density: 209 people per square mile   (very low).

Agate Beach, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Agate Beach:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Agate Beach CCD:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Agate Beach CCD:  1.4% ($1,994)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Agate Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salem, OR (54.1 miles , pop. 136,924).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (87.4 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (790.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Newport, OR (0.5 miles ), Toledo, OR (2.4 miles ), Siletz, OR (3.0 miles ), Depoe Bay, OR (3.4 miles ), Waldport, OR (3.8 miles ), Lincoln Beach, OR (4.0 miles ), Eddyville, OR (4.1 miles ), Lincoln City, OR (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.64 N, Longitude: 124.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Agate Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Agate Beach, Oregon

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Earthquake activity:

Agate Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 188% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 283.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from Agate Beach center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 244.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 189.2 miles away from Agate Beach center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Agate Beach:

  • SAMARITAN PACIFIC HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; NEWPORT, OR)
  • SAMARITAN PACIFIC COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 1 miles away; NEWPORT, OR)
  • AVAMERE REHABILITATION OF NEWPORT (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; NEWPORT, OR)
  • FMC NEWPORT OREGON (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; NEWPORT, OR)
  • NEW LINCOLN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; TOLEDO, OR)

Amtrak stations near Agate Beach:

  • 2 miles: NEWPORT (956 SW 10TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, intercity bus service.
  • 7 miles: TOLEDO (U.S. HWY. 20) - Bus Station . Services: free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Agate Beach:

  • Oregon State University (about 39 miles; Corvallis, OR; Full-time enrollment: 23,206)
  • Western Oregon University (about 43 miles; Monmouth, OR; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 47 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Willamette University (about 55 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 58 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 10,746)
  • University of Oregon (about 64 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 23,329)
  • Lane Community College (about 67 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 6,373)

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Notable locations in Agate Beach: Lincoln County Rodeo and Fairgrounds (A), Newport Water Treatment Plant (B), Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Agate Beach Golf Course (D), Embarcadero Marina Resort Docks (E), Bay Street Tie Up Boat Dock (F), Port of Newport Marina and RV Park Boat Ramp North (G), Greyhound and Valley Retriever Bus Depot (H), Lincoln County Transit (I), Port of Newport Marina and RV Park Boat Ramp South (J), Port Docks Bay Front (K), Idaho Point Marina Boat Ramp (L), Sawyers Landing Boat Launch (M), Red Cross Blood Services (N), Lincoln County Public Health Department (O), United States Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Yaquina Bay (P), Oregon Coast History Center (Q), Pacific West Ambulance (R), Newport Fire Department Station 1 (S), Newport Fire Department Station 10 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Agate Beach include: Lighthouse Vineyard Christian Fellowship (A), Newport Foursquare Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Eureka Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Big Creek Reservoir Number 2 (A), Cold Springs Reservoir (B), Newport Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yaquina River (A), King Slough (B), Bowers Creek (C), Henderson Creek (D), Grant Creek (E), Wessel Creek (F), Hurbert Creek (G), Moore Creek (H), Anderson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Agate Beach include: Agate Beach State Park (1), Frank Wade Park (2), Lost Creek State Recreation Site (3), Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (4), South Beach State Park (5), Beverly Beach State Park (6), Mike Miller County Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Nye Beach (A), Ona Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  39.4%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.5%
Whole state:

11.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

5.0%

People in group quarters in Agate Beach in 2000:

  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 18 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 7 people in military barracks, etc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Oregon average:

11.5

Agate Beach travel time to work - commute Agate Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Agate Beach CCD (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,30352
Catholic2,5244
Other1,68910
Mainline Protestant1,46412
None36,054-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Lincoln County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Lincoln County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lincoln County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 111
Here:

24.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

27.1%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

14.2%

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  0.49% ($25,134 average AGI)
from Marion County, OR  0.36% ($36,770)
from Lane County, OR  0.35% ($29,542)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.60% ($37,465 average AGI)
to Lane County, OR  0.55% ($23,269)
to Marion County, OR  0.49% ($24,341)

Strongest AM radio stations in Agate Beach:

  • KNPT (1310 AM; 5 kW; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: YAOUINA BAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPPT (1230 AM; 1 kW; TOLEDO, OR; Owner: AGPAL BROADCASTING INC)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KORC (820 AM; 1 kW; WALDPORT, OR; Owner: TOTAL ACCESS, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAC (550 AM; 5 kW; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Agate Beach:

  • K204CP (88.7 FM; TOLEDO, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KWPB-LP (98.7 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: WINDS OF PRAISE BROADCASTING)
  • KSND (95.1 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: RADIO BEAM, LLC)
  • K207BO (89.3 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYTE (102.7 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: YAQUINA BAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCRF-FM (96.7 FM; LINCOLN CITY, OR; Owner: PACIFIC WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSHL (97.5 FM; GLENEDEN BEACH, OR; Owner: STEPHANIE LINN)
  • KNCU (92.7 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: PACIFIC WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLCO (90.5 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KPPT-FM (100.7 FM; TOLEDO, OR; Owner: AGPAL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K220CX (91.9 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: OREGON ST. BD. OF HIGHER EDUCATION)
  • K207BX (89.3 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K210CW (89.9 FM; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K203BT (88.5 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWVZ (91.5 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • K214CI (90.7 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHPE (107.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Agate Beach:

  • KORS-LP (Channel 55; SALEM, OR; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • K29AZ (Channel 29; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K38CZ (Channel 38; LINCOLN CITY/NEWPORT, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K42CZ (Channel 42; LINCOLN CITY, ETC., OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • K18FR (Channel 18; NEWPORT, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K15DS (Channel 15; NEWPORT, ETC., OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi E Of Hwy 101 And Windmill Drive (Lat: 44.675944 Lon: -124.043167), Call Sign: KNKN413
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Erik YoungRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Sonya R Dutton, 1 Mi E Of Hwy 101 And Windmill Drive (Lat: 44.675833 Lon: -124.043056), Type: 79.6, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 6783394277, Carol.King@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (MC: GA3B1REG)
  • 1 Mi E Of Hwy 101 And Windmill Drive (Lat: 44.675833 Lon: -124.043056), Type: 79.6, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 4256032052, Aconque@uswnvg.Com, 3350 161ST AVENUE SE

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Agate Beach compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Agate Beach on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
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