Biggs Junction, Oregon

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Population in 2010: 22. Population change since 2000: -56.0%
Males: 10  (47.6%)
Females: 12  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 97065

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,891 (it was $19,167 in 2000)
Biggs Junction:

$23,891
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,458 (it was $19,532 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $234,837 (it was $134,400 in 2000)
Biggs Junction:

$234,837
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $223,079; Detached houses: $241,523; Mobile homes: $210,783
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  • Hispanic - 11 (50.0%)
  • White alone - 9 (40.9%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (9.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Biggs Junction: 266.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Welsh (24.0%), United States (20.0%), English (14.0%), German (14.0%), Norwegian (14.0%), Irish (8.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 225 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

Biggs Junction, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Biggs Junction:

  • High school or higher: 100.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Biggs Junction CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

12 residents are foreign born (12.0% Asia, 12.0% Latin America).

This place:  24.0%
Oregon:  9.6%

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

Biggs Junction CDP:  0.0% ($0)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)

Biggs Junction satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (65.8 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (87.9 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (811.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Maryhill, WA (1.2 miles) , Rufus, OR (2.2 miles ), Wishram, WA (2.4 miles ), Centerville, WA (2.6 miles) , Wasco, OR (2.9 miles ), Goldendale, WA (3.2 miles ), Moro, OR (3.7 miles ), Wahkiakus, WA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 120.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Biggs Junction household income distribution Biggs Junction home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

Average climate in Biggs Junction, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Biggs Junction-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 177% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 135.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from Biggs Junction center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 395.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 417.8 miles away from Biggs Junction center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 361.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sherman County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Biggs Junction:

  • MT ADAMS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GOLDENDALE, WA)
  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; GOLDENDALE, WA)
  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HLTH SVCS HH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GOLDENDALE, WA)
  • OREGON VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; THE DALLES, OR)

Amtrak stations near Biggs Junction:

  • 7 miles: WISHRAM (WEST END OF RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 miles: THE DALLES (201 E. FEDERAL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Biggs Junction:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 66 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 77 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 88 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 88 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Clark College (about 88 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Portland State University (about 91 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 91 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)

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Notable locations in Biggs Junction: Biggs (A), Biggs Service District Sewer System Facility (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sherman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 49.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 7.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.6%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Biggs Junction compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Biggs Junction travel time to work - commute Biggs Junction mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Biggs Junction CDP (based on Sherman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.97%
Here: 31.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents43.9%14.5%12.9%11.2%17.5%
Congregations30.0%10.0%10.0%20.0%30.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Sherman County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Sherman County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sherman County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

30.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sherman County:

25.6%
Oregon:

25.6%

7.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Wasco County, OR  1.43% ($28,700 average AGI)


9.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.26%
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 Wasco County, OR  1.40% ($41,700 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Biggs Junction:

  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KLCK (1400 AM; 1 kW; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: KLICKITAT VALLEY B/CING SERVICES INC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KACI (1300 AM; 1 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Biggs Junction:

  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K220GX (91.9 FM; WISHRAM, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 91485 Biggs Rufus Hwy (Lat: 45.670000 Lon: -120.831667), Call Sign: WPWA499
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2012, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022, Certifier: Dan Bustis
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

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